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Posted on 07/13/2007 6:42:50 PM PDT by blam
Bush like Hitler, says first Muslim in Congress
By Toby Harnden in Washington
Last Updated: 2:05am BST 14/07/2007
Keith Ellison, a convert to Islam, has cultivated a moderate image since being elected last November
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".
Vice-President Dick Cheney's stance of refusing to answer some questions from Congress was "the very definition of totalitarianism, authoritarianism and dictatorship", he added.
Mr Ellison also raised eyebrows by telling his audience: "You'll always find this Muslim standing up for your right to be atheists all you want."
A convert to Islam who was previously linked to the extremist Nation of Islam, Mr Ellison, 42, has cultivated a moderate image since being elected last November, concentrating on issues such as health and education.
He is an outspoken critic of the war in Iraq. But he angered his own anti-war supporters by voting for a budget bill that aims to end the war over the next 18 months. His followers want an immediate withdrawal of US troops from Iraq.
After his speech was reported, Mr Ellison said he accepted that Osama bin Laden was responsible for 9/11. But his demagogic comments threaten to plunge him in controversy.
Mark Drake, of the Republican party in Minnesota, said: "To compare the democratically elected leader of the United States of America to Hitler is an absolute moral outrage which trivialises the horrors of Nazi Germany."
How did so many idiots get elected in the House and Senate?
Oh, now THERE’S a giant of credibility!/heavy sarcasm
When is this F-ING country going to learn?
MUSLIM = TROUBLE AND PROBLEMS.
Keith Ellison is going to be 10 times worse than Cynthia McKinney.
Thank you Minnesota for giving us this lunatic. <.end.sarc.>
Hope you correct your mistake in 2008.
They were elected because the voting public is made up of so many idiots.
B/C unfortunately there are idiots and illegal immigrants that will vote these fools in.
Keef X *ping*
Not to mention that the dead and other fraudulent votes tend to lean democRAT.
They are supported by the Mainstream Media, which consistantly glosses over and covers up their screw-ups.
The end is near. Stock up on bullets.
Not trouble. Evil.
More and more people are feeling that way these days. BLOAT.
That's very simple. First they register themselves as Democrats....
Anybody know the last time Bush ordered anybody to be gassed?
because there are so manu idiots in this country!
I am getting extremely close to considering the city of Minneapolis (and the territory within the Fifth Congressional District) in the same way that I consider the city of San Francisco. NOT part of the United States. In fact, part of some other hostile country. Except in this case Minneapolis is only a few miles from me.
Screw him and the anti-American imbeciles who elected this POS
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