In 2008, Ellison accepted $13,350 from the Muslim American Society (MAS) to go on a pilgrimage to Mecca. The Muslim American Society is a Muslim Brotherhood organization: “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.” That’s from the Chicago Tribune in 2004, in an article that is now carried on the Muslim Brotherhood’s English-language website, Ikhwanweb.
Ellison has spoken at a convention of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). Yet ISNA has actually admitted its ties to Hamas, which styles itself the Palestinian arm of the Muslim Brotherhood. The Justice Department actually classified ISNA among entities “who are and/or were members of the US Muslim Brotherhood.”
Also, the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) raised large amounts of for Ellison’s first campaign, and he has spoken at numerous CAIR events. Yet CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case — so named by the Justice Department. CAIR officials have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups.
Ellison hates Trump, and loves Bernie Sanders.
Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison claimed Monday night that President Trump’s rhetoric is “green-lighting ugly and hate” and tied the president’s rhetoric and travel ban to a deadly attack by a Bernie Sanders supporter in Portland last month….
“This last weekend, there were two white supremacist rallies, one was at the White House, the other was at the Lincoln Memorial,” Ellison said on MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes” while speaking about Trump’s travel ban, parts of which the Supreme Court allowed to take effect on Monday.
“I believe the rhetoric of the president is fueling some of the ugliest, most pernicious elements in our society. He is green-lighting ugly and hate and some of these folks are getting aggressive and we know about what happened in Portland a few weeks ago,” said Ellison, who also serves as the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee. “My take is that there is more than simply this ban at stake. It is the culture and climate of our society.”
Ellison appeared to be referencing the attack on a Portland train by Jeremy Christian last month, who killed two men and wounded another after drunkenly shouting anti-Muslim slurs against two Muslim women on the train. Although some liberals have attempted to tie Christian’s attack to Trump, the killer’s Facebook page showed he was a supporter of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders who chose to abstain from voting over supporting either Trump or Hillary Clinton….