Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Keith Ellison is now the Vice Chairman of the Democratic National Committee. He’s not some inconsequential backbencher from flyover land. He embodies the alliance of radical Islam and the Democratic Party. He signifies.
We’ve been overlaying him since he secured the DFL nomination to succeed 14-term incumbent Martin Sabo within the spring of 2006. For public functions since then Ellison has denounced and disassociated himself from Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam. To accomplish that, Ellison has repeatedly suppressed and lied about his lengthy involvement with the Nation of Islam.
Over the years Ellison operated underneath names together with Keith E. Hakim, Keith X Ellison, and Keith Ellison-Muhammad — the final as a self-recognized member of the cult. For some purpose, Ellison’s hometown newspaper hasn’t completed a lot to show Ellison’s imposture. As sources starting from, properly, Power Line and the Weekly Standard to Mother Jones have delivered the products on Ellison’s affiliation with the Nation of Islam, the Star Tribune has been content material to stay totally on the sidelines.
Now comes Jeryl Bier in at the moment’s Wall Street Journal. He recollects a few of Ellison’s public denunciations of Ellison. I’ve rather more alongside this line in “Louis Farrakhan’s first congressman” (2006) and “The Ellison elision” (2014). I even received some onto the opinion web page of the Star Tribune within the column “Ellison remembers to forget” (additionally 2014). I took a private look again, most just lately, in “The trouble with Keith Ellison” (2016).
In his Wall Street Journal column at the moment Bier studies (behind the Journal’s paywall) that in September 2013, nonetheless, Ellison and Farrakhan had a reunion of types:
The event was a go to by Iran’s newly elected President Hassan Rouhani to the United Nations. Mr. Rouhani invited Muslim leaders from across the U.S. to dinner after addressing the U.N. General Assembly. Contemporaneous information studies positioned Mr. Farrakhan on the dinner. Unreported by mainstream retailers was the presence of Mr. Ellison, together with Reps. Gregory Meeks of New York and Andre Carson of Indiana. (All three are Democrats; Messrs. Ellison and Carson are Muslim.)
The Nation of Islam web site paperwork the occasion, noting that Mr. Rouhani “hosted the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, Muslim leaders from different Islamic communities and members of the U.S. Congress at a private meeting . . . at the One UN Hotel in Manhattan Sept. 24, 2013 across the street from the UN headquarters.” The Final Call, a Nation of Islam publication, added that “ Keith Ellison of Minnesota . . . participated in the dialogue” after dinner and consists of photographs of Messrs. Farrakhan and Ellison on the tables. The Michigan-based Islamic House of Wisdom additionally reported on the assembly, with extra photographs.
According to Mr. Farrakhan, the 2013 assembly was not the final time he and Mr. Ellison have been collectively. After Mr. Ellison renewed his denunciation of Mr. Farrakhan in 2016, Mr. Farrakhan acknowledged in an interview that Reps. Ellison and Carson had visited him in his Washington lodge suite the previous summer time.
When Mr. Ellison sought the DNC place, he obtained help from many Jewish leaders and outstanding politicians. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer dismissed issues reasonably glibly: “I’m not worried about the Israel stuff.”
For some purpose, nobody needs to speak about it: “The press secretaries for Messrs. Ellison, Carson and Schumer did not answer emails seeking comment. Mr. Meeks’s press secretary said his boss had no response.”