$13,350 from the group that wants to destroy the West from within
As I noted in December 2008, when it was first revealed that Ellison’s Hajj was paid for with $13,350 from the Muslim American Society:
The Muslim Brotherhood “must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.” — “An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Brotherhood in North America,” by Mohamed Akram, May 19, 1991.
What does that have to do with Congressman Ellison? Everything. The Muslim American Society paid for his Hajj. And what is the Muslim American Society? The Muslim Brotherhood.
“In recent years, the U.S. Brotherhood operated under the name Muslim American Society, according to documents and interviews. One of the nation’s major Islamic groups, it was incorporated in Illinois in 1993 after a contentious debate among Brotherhood members.” — Chicago Tribune, 2004.
Imagine if a conservative Congressman had taken a trip that had been paid for by a Christian group that was, according to one of its own documents, dedicated to “eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house” so that Christian law would replace the U.S. Constitution. I expect we would hear more of an outcry than we are hearing about this.
But in this Star Tribune article, the controversy is all Pawlenty’s opposition to the Islamic supremacist mega-mosque at Ground Zero. No one seems concerned about Ellison’s connections (he has also spoken to Hamas-linked CAIR, defying a Congressional warning) or what they might say about his motivations for supporting the mega-mosque.
“Ellison blasts Pawlenty over mosque remarks,” by Jeremy Herb for the Star-Tribune, August 6 (thanks to Block Ness):
Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim member of Congress, ripped Gov. Tim Pawlenty Friday for dumping on a proposed mosque near Ground Zero in New York City.
“I know he wants to be president really bad, and I know he’s trying to appeal to the most extreme elements of his party to do that, but I hope he doesn’t want to be president so bad that he’s willing to dishonor the First Amendment and our heritage of religious tolerance,” Ellison told the Star Tribune.
In an interview with Real Clear Politics, Pawlenty suggested that it’s unpatriotic for a mosque to be built near Ground Zero.
“I’m strongly opposed to the idea of putting a mosque anywhere near Ground Zero — I think it’s inappropriate,” Pawlenty said. “I believe that 3,000 of our fellow innocent citizens were killed in that area, and some ways from a patriotic standpoint, it’s hallowed ground, it’s sacred ground, and we should respect that. We shouldn’t have images or activities that degrade or disrespect that in any way.”
Ellison said that Pawlenty displayed “a profound lack of understanding” about religious tolerance, and he should apologize for his remarks.
“It’s very unseemly that a Midwestern politician would try to divide New Yorkers and Americans on the basis of religion,” the Minnesota Democrat said….
Indeed. Only Sharia supremacists should do that, once they have sufficient power.