The Democratic National Committee has seen its fair share of troubles this election season. Thanks to WikiLeaks email dumps, Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned and Donna Brazile came under fire for sending debate question in advance to Hillary Clinton. Keith Ellison could be their biggest mistake yet.
This is good news for Donald Trump.
In 2007, U.S. Representative Keith Ellison became the first African-American sent to Congress by the state of Minnesota. Also the first Muslim to hold federal office, he represents the 5th congressional district which includes Minneapolis– a city overrun with Somali refugees. He took his oath of office using the Quran instead of the Bible.
Ellison was raised Roman-Catholic in Detroit, MI, but converted to Islam when he was 19 years old. He has a BA in Economics and a law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School. It was during his time in law school, that he began supporting Louis Farrakhan.
Nation of Islam
The controversial Islamic organization rose to prominence in Washington D.C. in the late 30’s under the leadership of Elijah Muhammad. Muhammad consistently referred to the Caucasian race as “white devils”. After his protégé, Malcolm X, discovered the true nature of the Nation of Islam, he spoke out against Muhammad, and was replaced with Louis Farrakhan.
Quite often, Farrakhan referred to the United States “as an irredeemably racist, oppressive nation.” He has openly criticized U.S. support for Israel and the war against Islamic terror. Despite the NOI being an anti-American, anti-Semitic, and criminal organization, Ellison has praised Farrakhan as “a sincere, tireless, and uncompromising advocate of the black community and other oppressed people around the world.”
In addition, Ellison has taken campaign contributions for as much as $50,000 from radical Islamists with ties to Hamas and the Muslin Brotherhood. This certainly begs the question–Who is really financing the Democratic party?
Reparations for Slavery
Consistent with the beliefs of socialist progressives, Ellison, has also asserted that whites should not be burdened with paying for welfare to aid poor African-Americans. Instead he urged “white people to justly compensate black people for 250 years of slavery, 90 years of Jim Crow, and 25 years of neo-Jim Crow.”
An Enemy of Israel
Like Farrakhan, Ellison has spoken out against U.S. support for Israel. He was one of only eight senators to vote against funding the Iron Dome Program. In 2009, he voted against a non-binding resolution allowing Israel to defend itself from foreign enemies. In 2010, he co-authored a letter to President Obama urging him to pressure Israel into opening the Gaza border.
Based on his radical ideologies, Ellison is the perfect person to represent progressive socialists. But not all Democrats belong to far-left side of the party. After losing the 2016 Presidential election to Donald Trump, Democrats cannot afford to alienate their supporters who are on the fence.
As growing concerns mount over illegal immigration, Islamic terrorism, and racial tensions, Ellison is likely to push moderate Democrats right to Donald Trump.
Hiring Ellison is a disaster waiting to happen for the DNC. It will give new meaning to the phrase “Hindsight is 20/20,” especially when it comes to Donald Trump’s chances at holding the presidential office two-terms.
For the sake of America’s future, we hope Ellison gets the job.
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