Zing! Ellison to use Thomas Jefferson's Koran at private swearing in
What a slam dunk this is by Minnesota’s fifth district Rep.-elect Keith Ellison, the first Muslim sent to Congress. He has had to deal with the Christofascist bleatings of Virginia Rep. Virgil Goode, who claimed Ellison’s desire to use the Koran instead of a bible at his swearing in was “unAmerican.” (WaPo):
We’ve learned that the new congressman — in a savvy bit of political symbolism — will hold the personal copy once owned by Thomas Jefferson.
“He wanted to use a Koran that was special,” said Mark Dimunation, chief of the rare book and special collections division at the Library of Congress, who was contacted by the Minnesota Dem early in December. Dimunation, who grew up in Ellison’s 5th District, was happy to help.
Goode, who who represents Jefferson’s birthplace of Albemarle County, had no comment.
Note: all the incoming members of Congress take their oath en masse without any bible. This oath with the Koran would occur only in the individual private ceremony.
Take a look at what the frothing knuckledraggers have to say in Freeperland. You’d think Osama bin Laden was just elected to office…
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We need a Muslim Tax, let the religion of pieces start paying for the trouble it is making around the world, bankrupt in the first day. And aid to a muslim country?
Everything I know about Islam I learned on 9/11/01.
Which part should Goode learn especially? The one that calls for smithing the necks of infidels? Or raiding caravans and dividing the booty?
The Virginia lawmaker criticized for writing an “Islamophobic” letter to his constituents. Islamophobic. I’m sure we will hear that word more and more often (from the MSM, no doubt) in the near future.
notice how the MSM always spins it as the west is the one that needs to learn about islam. Never mind the fact that islam is a redily understandable concept and history. Convert, submit or die. It is as simple as that. The MSM needs to get off the hotel balcony in the green zone and see the real uglyness on the middle east street. The MSM knows in their shallow hearts they necks would be forfit.
Dear Mr. Ellison: I think we know all we need to know about your insidious “religion”. But if you want you are sure welcome to come down to my house and attempt to expain it to me. PS: Bring a bigger gun that I have!
It’s going to be interesting to see how the Dems handle this. Polls show that solid majorities of Americans would not vote for a Muslim candidate. This fruity district in Minnesota obviously was an exception to the rule, but considering that most Americans don’t like Islam, it will be interesting to see how the liberals handle this . . .
Yes…wonder if Hitlery is going to embrace Islam?
If he is such a ‘good’ muslim, why has he not taken a muslim name? I thought they HAD to – Cassius Clay, Lew Alcindor, etc. Did he have to keep it hidden to get elected?
why does everyone have to learn about the religion of pieces…how about the muzzies learning about america???
Terrorism is diversity?
Whether you want to believe that Islam is generally peaceful with some wackos, or generally violent with some silent, peaceful proponents, is irrelevant. Islam is a false religion. And Islamofascism is a real threat today, based on an obstinate gang’s half-baked interpretations of a second rate sacred text written by a madman.
Virgil Goode for President 2008!
They gave the whole world a lesson on 9/11. There was the cowardly hijackers, the mobs in the street cheering, and the deafening silence of the rest. Islam is a diverse religion.
I think that we’ve seen how the Democrats are handling this, they’re helping Goode look like an idiot and trying to tar the whole Republican party with it. Ellison is out there sounding conciliatory and reaching out, Begala is saying that the President and the head of the party should be publicly repudiating the comments, the press is pointing out the various parts of the Constitution that Goode wants to trash, it’s a gold mine for them.
I understand it wasn’t a cover-up, just a complete downplay. Never mentioned by the candidate, never brought up by the liberal press. You or I could jump up and down in the street and yell that the guy is a Christian, Communist, Rapist or Muslim (depending on what makes a difference to you) But if the press decides they like it better by not disseminating it…then that is the way it is.
The congressman already knows enough.
Bombing trains. Bombing buses. Bombing planes. Flying planes into buildings. Slicing heads off while singing religious hymns. Dragging bodies through streets. Using “charities” to pass money to terrorists. The Sears Tower Plot. Slavery in Sudan, Killing converts to Christianity. Cutting your head off if you don’t convert. Torturing and killing kids in a school. Nicholas Berg. Daniel Pearl. Margaret Hassan. Paul Johnson. Calling for the death of the Pope. Rioting over cartoons.
He apparently dosen’t know or is hiding the fact that his,”religion”(cult), has been at war with the world for 1400 years. I wonder what his answer is to that????
I’ve got to believe that it was the unpopularity of the GOP, the cooling off statements about his “previous affiliations,” and the lack of proper media attention, that got Ellison elected. Does anyone live in that Minnesota district here on FR? I mean, would any staunch Jihadist get elected in that district if he ran as a Dem. We’re pretty split in my Ohio district between the 2 parties, but I know a Muslim would never get elected here.
What is wrong with fearing Islam? Would Lieberals say that Jews suffer from Naziphobia? That Blacks suffer from Klanophobia? Mice suffer from Catophobia? Islamists have openly stated their desire to have Islam “dominate the world.” The Koran is a Jihadist murder manual. We must resist the enemy within.
Now can we please stop getting our panties in a bunch over a nothing story? What we’ve got here is a congressman who see’s a chance to get his name in the paper and show his constituency that he’s being a true blue yankee doddle dandy American who’s protecting them from the EVIL muzzies. THINK people! Conserveatives are supposed to think, not just react mindlessly.
RIGHT! They do something stupid, so let’s do the same stupid thing…that’s a real good idea. You know while we’re at it let’s pass a law that makes it illegal to change your religion. Boy this being dumb is really fun. I can see why so many here engage in it.
Hat tip, Paul the Spud at Shakes Sis.