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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
The never-ending evasion: Muslim Democrat Keith Ellison simply cannot tell the truth
article appeared in Powerline on April 23rd
By Scott Johnson
I am sorry to repeat myself
on the subject of Keith Ellison, but Ellison keeps repeating his lies. As vice
chairman of the Democratic National Committee, he is a consequential national
figure. In Minnesota, the Star Tribune sits in Ellison’s congressional
district. It continues to avert its eyes from Ellison’s repeated lies. Who will
call him on them?
Over the last few weeks, some political opponents have been pushing the
narrative that I am somehow connected to a man named Louis Farrakhan. It’s not
true. Mr. Farrakhan leads a group called the Nation of Islam and is best known
for organizing the 1995 Million Man March. He’s also well-known for his
If you are a Black man from my generation, you remember the march. A
huge number of Black men from all across America came to Washington to alert
lawmakers to the social and economic problems facing our communities. I helped
organize the march in my local community in Minneapolis. And I marched in it,
along with civil rights leaders like Rosa Parks and Jesse Jackson.
Ellison...the DNC Deputy Chair
After the march, Mr. Farrakhan’s disparaging views on Jewish people,
women and the LGBT community became clearer to me. I’ve since spoken about why
I believe Mr. Farrakhan’s views ultimately divide our society. I wrote an open
letter expressing my opinion of Mr. Farrakhan’s views, and I wrote about it in
my book, My Country ’Tis of Thee. In a speech just last month he again attacked
Jewish people with intolerant and divisive language.
I do not have and have never had a relationship with Mr. Farrakhan…
Most recently, I
revisited this history in the context of Ellison’s national ambitions in “The
trouble with Keith Ellison” (November 21, 2016) and in the Power Line post “Keith
Ellison’s back pages” (February 8,2017). The 2017 Power Line post includes
a video of Ellison as a third-year University of Minnesota Law School student
appearing in February 1990 under his Nation of Islam pseudonym Keith Hakim.
(His first Nation of Islam pseudonym, I should say.)
Ellison and buddy Farrakhan
From the time he hit
the Twin Cities to attend law school until he first ran successfully for
office, Ellison was a local leader of the Nation of Islam. Indeed, he first ran
for office (unsuccessfully) under another Nation of Islam pseudonym (Keith
Ellison-Muhammad, per the 1998 article above that appeared in the Minneapolis
Spokesman-Recorder). At that time he sought office as a self-avowed member of
the Nation of Islam. He was an enthusiastic member of the hate cult for a long,
Ellison and Farrakhan, separated by at least 4'
claims of ignorance are laughable. By the time he sought office again (successfully)
in 2002, Ellison had apparently moved on from the Nation of Islam. He has
relegated his time in the hate cult to the inconvenient past. Today Ellison is
an inveterate liar.