|Keith Ellison took his oath of office on Thomas Jefferson's copy of the Koran. |
Jefferson was wary of Islamic supremacism and wrote about it at length.
His take on the Third Jihad is here.
Basically, he's at it again: deception, which I noted in The case against Keith Ellison.
I'm just going to touch on a few issues where he's wrong, or gives a misleading impression:
Para 2: "... a religion that has been part of this country since its founding."
Now that may be technically true. No doubt there were some Muslims around the time of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, just as there were likely Buddhists, Jains, Atheists, and probably a Zorastrian or two. But they were vanishingly small in number. All the statistics show that Muslims were only a meaningful part of the demographic from the middle of the 20th century. And of course the numbers have increased sharply in recent years. It's only in recent years that the problem of Sharia-supremacism has become more acute, drawing inspiration since the founding of the Muslim Brotherhood in 1928. So reference to being part of the US since its founding is not only misleading but irrelevant.
Para 6: "Another Clarion board member has said that 'Most mosques in the United States are actually engaged in -- or at least supportive of -- a totalitarian, seditious agenda they call Sharia.' Americans of all political stripes, including former Bush Administration officials, have dismissed these extreme claims."But, far from being "extreme", these claims are consistent with the findings of at least five reports on mosques in the US, which include one by a senior Muslim Sheikh and the New York Police Department itself. They find that in around 80% of mosques, radical written and video materials are distributed and imams regularly call for Islam to be dominant in the US, for the imposition of Sharia law (a view held by a slight majority of all Muslims in the US) and for the overthrow of the US Constitution. These views are not "extreme" and "seditious"?
Mind you, not all Ellison's readers are taken in by his tendentious twaddle. Take this one, for example: