Keith Ellison

Steven Jones and Other Heartland Activists on Truth Jihad Radio Tonight

Steven Jones and Other Heartland Activists on Truth Jihad Radio Tonight
(8/11/07) 6-8 pm CT, http://republicbroadcasting.org

Madison, WI activist Rolf Lindgren, Twin Cities activist Nathan Block, and Salt Lake City activist/researcher Dr. Steven Jones will be my guests on a special 11th-of-the-month edition of Truth Jihad Radio tonight, 6-8 pm CT, http://republicbroadcasting.org

The show will celebrate the ever-bigger 11th-of-the-month truth actions around the country, including today's, and look forward to the 6th anniversary events next month. Activists are invited to call in, especially during the last half hour (7:30-8:00 p.m. CT) at 800-313-9443 to report on 11th-of-the-month actions in their communities: http://www.truthaction.org

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The snowball: Bush like Hitler and 911 like Reichstag

(I doubt that very many visitors to this site will agree with Mr. Foxman on this one. Take some time to write to Mr. Foxman, take a deep breath, and give him the facts: http://www.adl.org/contact_us.asp

Discussion thread started at the Blogger Board -r.)

First the Rep Keith Ellison video (even though it cuts too soon)

Second: The Anti-Defamation League July 17, 2007
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) called on Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) to retract his comments likening what happened in the aftermath of the burning of the Reichstag in 1933 – the rise of Nazism – to 9/11 and the War on Terror and apologize to the American people.

Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, issued the following statement:

Congressman Keith Ellison's comments comparing the rise of Nazism in the aftermath of the burning of the Reichstag to the War on Terror in the aftermath of 9/11 is outrageous and offensive to all Americans. Whatever his views may be on the Administration's response to 9/11 and the conduct of the War on Terrorism, likening it to Hitler's rise to power and Nazism is odious and demeans the victims of 9/11 and the brave American men and women engaged in the War on Terror. Furthermore, it demonstrates a profound lack of understanding about the horrors that Hitler and his Nazi regime perpetrated.

Congressman Ellison should retract his remarks and provide the American people with the apology he owes them.

Bush Like Hitler, Says First Muslim in Congress

Thanks to Mike for sending this in:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/07/14/wbush114.xml

America's first Muslim congressman has provoked outrage by apparently comparing President George W Bush to Adolf Hitler and hinting that he might have been responsible for the September 11 attacks.

Addressing a gathering of atheists in his home state of Minnesota, Keith Ellison, a Democrat, compared the 9/11 atrocities to the destruction of the Reichstag, the German parliament, in 1933. This was probably burned down by the Nazis in order to justify Hitler's later seizure of emergency powers.

"It's almost like the Reichstag fire, kind of reminds me of that," Mr Ellison said. "After the Reichstag was burned, they blamed the Communists for it, and it put the leader [Hitler] of that country in a position where he could basically have authority to do whatever he wanted."

To applause from his audience of 300 members of Atheists for Human Rights, Mr Ellison said he would not accuse the Bush administration of planning 9/11 because "you know, that's how they put you in the nut-ball box - dismiss you".
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Atheists applaud Ellison's views on Cheney, Libby, 9/11


Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.

Source: http://www.startribune.com/462/story/1291147.html

StarTribune.com

Atheists applaud Ellison's views on Cheney, Libby, 9/11

"You'll always find this Muslim standing up for your right to be atheists," he told the group.

By Mike Kaszuba, Star Tribune

Last update: July 08, 2007 – 8:40 PM

Freshman Congressman Keith Ellison was among friends Sunday -- in this case, a gathering of atheists -- so his support for a fistful of hot-button opinions, including the impeachment of Vice President Dick Cheney, brought enthusiastic nods of approval and standing ovations.

As he was introduced to the eclectic gathering, which included one man wearing a black T-shirt that read "Investigate 9/11," Ellison was told that after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Muslims had joined atheists at the bottom of popular opinion polls.