As controversy has raged this week over her calls for an investigation into alleged Islamic influence in the U.S. government, Rep. Michele Bachmann has not backed down.
Instead, she has zeroed in on a fellow congressman from Minnesota, too.
Bachmann has accused U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, one of the first to challenge her earlier statements, of having ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Ellison, a Minneapolis Democrat and the first Muslim elected to Congress, denied her allegations.
The latest dispute comes after Bachmann also alleged a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton had connections to the group, prompting top Republican leaders to denounce Bachmann's actions and to distance themselves from the tea party favorite.
Democrats called Bachmann's actions a "baseless witch-hunt," using it to campaign against the three-term congresswoman.
The most recent salvo in the kerfuffle between Minnesota congressmen Michele Bachmann and Keith Ellison finds Ellison attacking Bachmann for her statements made on Glenn Beck’s radio program on Thursday, where she said:
GLENN: Okay. So when you wrote this letter, then Keith Ellison comes out. And Keith Ellison is ‑‑ he has a record of being the Mafia hitman.
CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: Well, he has a long record of being associated with CAIR and with the Muslim Brotherhood. CAIR is an unindicted co‑conspirator, as stated in the large terrorist financing case that we’ve had in the United States of America and so he came out and essentially wanted to shut down the inspectors general from even looking into any of the questions that we were asking. So he wanted to shut it down. In response I wrote another letter back to Keith Ellison, a 16‑page letter which I would encourage all of your listeners to go and read this letter. It’s what I call a bulletproof letter. I have 59 footnotes with one example after another of the penetration of the Muslim Brotherhood into the federal government…
In response, Ellison told the Huffington Post:
“I am not now, nor have I ever been, associated with the Muslim Brotherhood,” he said with a laugh.
In fact, it is his denial that is laughable.
But this weekend Ellison doubled-down on his denial, telling Politico:
I support American institutions. I don’t know enough about [the Muslim Brotherhood]. What I know about them is that in Egypt, one of their candidates has ascended to the presidency. I’ve never met that person. But I do think the United States should have a foreign policy where we talk to foreign leaders of all kinds. But no, I don’t have any, I don’t have any Muslim Brotherhood connections that she’s talking about.
According to Ellison’s impeccable logic, since he hasn’t met Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader and new Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, therefore he has no knowledge of the Muslim Brotherhood.
But a mountain of evidence of his contacts with and support of Muslim Brotherhood front groups – identified as such by the U.S. Government – shows that the Muslim Brotherhood definitely knows who he is.
As Scott Johnson at Powerline noted at the time that Ellison had conflicting stories about who paid for the trip:
The Star Tribune first reported on Ellison’s hajj in two puff pieces by Mitch Anderson this past December. Anderson first reported the statement of Ellison spokesman Rick Jauert that Ellison had paid for the trip himself. When Anderson returned to the story, he got such deep stuff from Ellison as this: “This is just me trying to be the best person I can be.” In the second story Anderson also reported that the MAS Minnesota paid for Ellison’s trip to Mecca, though Anderson didn’t pause to note the discrepancy between his two stories on this point.
As Fox News reported on the MAS sponsorship of Ellison’s trip, Ellison returned the favor to his benefactors by speaking at the 2007 and 2008 MAS-Minnesota conventions.
But who is MAS?
Fortunately, federal prosecutors cleared up the matter back in December 2007 when they said in a court filing in the federal appeal of convicted terror operative Sabri Benkahla (page 58, footnote 13):
MAS was founded as the overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in America.
Bachman is correct about this man!! He and a few others in Congres are Islamic nembers and we need to stop them and this insanity that is going on in America!!!!
When are Americans going to wake up to the threat of Muslims? They are now in our government. Who would have thought this possible just a few years ago. Muslim money puts these people in office to sell destroy us from withing.
When Ellison speaks, it becomes instantly obvious, he is aligned with "Radical Islam".
The extent to which communists, Muslims, and the NWO have infiltrated OUR government is mind-boggling. When the EXTERMINATOR finally shows up, he's going to have one helluva job on his hands.
By the way, in case Christians in America haven't figured it out yet: Allah Wants You Dead.
"prompting top Republican leaders to denounce Bachmann's actions and to distance themselves from the tea party favorite." A clear message that we have some cowardly, unpatriotic RINOs that we need to send packing. They've identified themselves so now we must vote them out.
One reason I was so against Christie assigning a Muslim to a judicial post. That's where it all starts. One small step at a time, then suddenly, when the "sheeple" awaken, everyone's wondering what just happened. We will soon be issued prayers rugs as part of our indoctrination. Prayer rug not accepted, off with your head.
YES ITS ILLEGAL FOR A MANGER SCNENE TO BE DISPLAYED BUT ON 42ND AVE IN NEW YORK THE MUSLIMS 5 TIMES A DAY STOP TRAFFIC AND COPS REDIRECT TRAFFIC AS THEY ARE ON THEIR RUGS OUTSIDE THE MOSQUE RIGHT INTO THE STREET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ANOTHER WAKE UP CALL TO AND FOR THE TRUE AMERICANS TO GET WORKING ON EXACTLY WHAT AUSTRALIAS PRESIDNT HAS DONE!! THAT BEING TELLING ANYONE THAT IS AN IMMIGRANT THAT THEY MUST LEARN THEIR LANGUAGE, THEIR LAWS AND LIVE THERE BY THEIR STANDARDS OR GET OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TRUE MARXISTS, COMMIES , RADICAL MUSLIMS, AND THE NWO HAS TAKEN OVER OUR GREED INFESTED CORRUPTED GOVT AND NOW OUR NATION BY STEALTH INFESTATION BY PEOPLE WHO HATE AMERICA!!!
Then there's the takeover of Broadway btw 31st and 28th as they hover around the storefront mosque on 30th street, vetting passersby, hustling and crowding the sidewalks.
There's the 'eviction by lawfare' of hundreds of families from Roosevelt Island via a spurious NY Stte agency, to make way for imported moslems...Then again, the 30 year NWO - Columbia U Sch of Sociology designed experiment was over.
Result: Kool Aid drinkers stay in denial.
A multicultural community is easy to kontrol. Divisions increase under stress, etc., and the 'house divided' will not stand.
Kontrol the media (the spurious 'community newspaper') and lawlessness rules.
Substitute unarmed 'peace officers' for professional police and the community will allow them to commit every crime under the sun and say it's a 'crime free' island.
Keep the people confused and trapped with transportation changes, traffic diversions, arbitrary and suddenly changing bizarre rules and regulations, and they will just be grateful to get their grocery shopping done, and their head down on a clean pillow. Then you can trample on their rights ad liberatum.
COMING TO A TOWN NEAR YOU!
You are absolutely correct in your assessment. What scares me as much as what's happening is the number of people who see the events but remain clueless as to where we are headed. Just as you said, denial is rampant.
I vehemently support Congresswoman Bachmann's diligent efforts to investigate potential members of the Muslim Brotherhood including Huma Abedin. Politically correct stupidity is exactly how this great nation of ours was infiltrated in the first place. I applaud Congresswoman Bachmann's strength and courage that Americans desperately need and so many "men" in office are sorely lacking these days. That said, for the first time in my life I'm ashamed to be an American as ALL U S governmental entities have allowed the greatest nation on earth to be invaded by alien forces from within. All others in Congress and the Senate need to follow Congresswoman Bachmann's shining example of bravery and integrity. I for one, like I'm sure the vast majority of Americans, just hope it's not too late.
Unfortunately, that's exactly what many Americans are doing: hoping it's not too late. They should be involved and demanding, just like the Muslims.
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Im not from minnesota but I hope the people there will re-elect her. We need her in congress or the presidencey to put this country back on track. On another note, the muslims already have installed one of theirs in the highest office in the land.