Huffington Post tries to discredit report of Muslim Congressmen’s ties to Muslim Brotherhood; real story is much worse
Clearly Ellison and Carson have extensive ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, as I explained here. Imagine if they were right-wing Christian Congressman with ties to a militia group that spoke in its literature of “eliminating and destroying Islam from within.” Do you think the media would be actively covering for those Congressmen, as they are for Ellison and Carson?
US media is reporting that a witness before a Senate panel has accused two Muslim Congressmen of having spoken at an event organized by the Muslim Brotherhood. According to the Huffington Post article, such accusations are “usually found among fringe groups online”…
The GMBDW notes the reference to “poorly designed websites”, perhaps a new low in attempting to discredit information, but more important is the subtext of the Huffington Post article which clearly carries the implication that allegations against the Congressmen are a product of some sort of “conspiracy thinking.” The merits of the hearing and its witnesses aside, what appears to have been forgotten is that it was Congressman Ellison himself who expressed the most heinous of conspiracy theories when he once compared the 911 attacks against the USto the 1933 destruction by fire of the Reichstag, the German parliament, likely burned down by the Nazis in order to justify Hitler’s later seizure of emergency powers. As we reported in July 2007, Ellison made the following remarks generally not reported in the US media but which were reported in a British newspaper and which also can heard on a video of the event where they were made:
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’. …After his speech was reported, Mr Ellison said he accepted that Osama bin Laden was responsible for 9/11.