Keith Ellison stirs American Muslims with allahu akbar (Open Trackback Wednesday)

27 12 2006

Cross Posted From Right Truth

Representative Elect Keith Ellison (D-MN) spoke at the annual convention of two Muslim groups, the Muslim American Society and the Islamic Circle of North America. Here’s some of what he told American Muslims:

“Muslims, you’re up to bat right now…” he said. “How do you know that you were not brought right here to this place to learn how to make this world better? How do you know that Allah, sallalahu aleyhi wasallam,” (meaning peace be upon him) “did not bring you here so that you could understand how to teach people what tolerance was, what justice was?… How do you know that you’re not here to teach this country?” …”You can’t back down, you can’t chicken out, you can’t be afraid, you got to have faith in Allah, and you got to stand up and be a real Muslim,” Detroit native Keith Ellison said to loud applause. …

“Allahu akbar” – God is great – was the reply of many in the crowd. …

“We’re going to continue to face them,” he said. “They’re not going to stop right away. But if you, and me too, stick together, if we believe in Allah … if we turn to the Quran for guidance, we’ll find an answer to the questions we have. source

Thomas Lifson in the American Thinker asks:

Perhaps Rep.-elect Ellison would care to teach us about justice when it comes to women’s standing as witnesses in court, and in respect to inheritance rights. I am particularly curious as to his probably acceptance as a good Muslim of Quranic injunctions that women count as less than men in regard to these points.I eagerly await the National Organization for Women’s take on the subject.

I anxiously await the response of the New York Times, the ACLU, and other decriers of any hint of God talk on the part of politicians – at least when the God in question is mentioned in a Judeo-Christian context. Will we hear talk of a nascent “theocracy” from them? Somehow, I doubt it. Can you imagine the coverage which might be given to an evangelical Christian newly elected to Congress giving a similar speech, and receiving s similar response?

The Detroit Free Press broke the story, I have not found a full transcript or video of Mr. Ellison’s speech.

Rep. Virgil Goode (R.-Va.) wrote in a letter to a constituent, “if American citizens don’t wake up and adopt the Virgil Goode position on immigration there will likely be many more Muslims elected to office and demanding the use of the Koran.” Goode has been vilified for his comments and the Huffington Post wants to know why the White House has not condemned Goode’s letter.

Ellison was born in the United States and converted to Islam while in college. Chicago Sun-Times adds, ‘Ellison isn’t an immigrant. He’s an African-American convert to Islam who can trace his American roots back to 1742.’ So they think Mr. Goode’s argument about muslim immigration doesn’t relate to Ellison. Perhaps it doesn’t, but it is still a valid argument.

Robert Spencer wrote, “Criticisms of Goode shared a common assumption: that he had no reason to be concerned about Ellison, the Koran, or Muslims, and that any suspicion he did have was simply evidence of his bigotry and ignorance. In raising the specter of nativism, the Post was suggesting that America has been down this road before, and has nothing to show for it but shame.”

I think Mr. Goode makes very good points in his letter. Just who are these groups that Ellison is associated with?

MAS members maintain that the group has no ties to the Brotherhood, but there are indications that many in the group want to see the Constitution replaced by Islamic law. “We may all feel emotionally attached to the goal of an Islamic state” in America, said a speaker at a 2002 MAS conference, but “we mustn’t cross hurdles we can’t jump yet.” Likewise, according to terror expert Steven Emerson, the Islamic Circle of North America “is a Jamad Islamia group, which is on record as calling for jihad in the United States, to promote the notion of an Islamic world.”

Robert Spencer asks, “Bigotry is an obstinate and irrational hatred of a particular group. Is it obstinate or irrational, or any act of hatred at all, to ask Ellison to clarify where he stands on the MAS’s desire for the imposition of Islamic law in the United States?” I say we have every right to ask these questions of Mr. Ellison.

Rush Limbaugh on Goode (emphasis mine):

Sounds like what’s gotten everybody fired up is Virgil Goode saying, “I am for restricting immigration so that we don’t have a majority of Muslims elected to the United States House of Representatives.” He’s voiced a concern that many Americans have. They probably don’t have the courage to say it, but (interruption). My own staff, even in the spirit of Christmas, sees fit to argue with me. (interruption) He’s afraid of it becoming Europe! They have their lax immigration standards over there. That’s the point that he’s trying to convey, as I understand it: If we don’t get a handle on immigration, we are going to end up like Europe — and if you don’t think that there are a lot of people that think like that, then that’s why you’re screening and why I’m hosting because you are out of touch.

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Moslems Do Ignore Fatwahs When They Want To, The American Israeli Patriot

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