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Submitted by Urantian (United States), Nov 22, 2006 at 03:05

2006 U.S. Midterm elections had more than one surprise in store for Americans. In addition to changes in congressional leadership, voters in Minnesota elected Dem. Rep. Keith Ellison; the first Muslim ever elected to congress.

According to the Council on American-Islamic Relations he was a recent speaker at one of their fundraisers yesterday. They reported contributions exceeded $600,000.00. Earlier in the month, when questioned about the C.A.R.I. annoucement, it was reported by By Nathan Burchfiel CNSNews.com Staff Writer, that the new congressman's staffers had denied he would attend the fundraiser as the keynote speaker.

Mr Burchfiel also repeated in his article an alarming allegation by prominent democratic leaders reagarding C.A.I.R. activities and support for his election. He reports, "…Ellison also skipped a White House reception for new members of Congress Monday, opting instead to meet with labor leaders from the AFL-CIO, according to the NBC affiliate in Minneapolis. CAIR leaders and members donated money to Ellison's campaign to help make him the first Muslim with a seat in the U.S. House. The group's support drew criticism from Ellison's opponents, Republican Alan Fine and Independent Tammy Lee. Fine pointed out in campaign material that "Democrats say [CAIR] has deep ties to terrorism," and featuring quotes from Sens. Charles Schumer (N.Y.) and Dick Durbin (Ill.) suggesting that CAIR has links to terrorist or suspect groups in the Middle East…"

C.A.I.R. states they are, "… America's largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 32 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding…"

James Meek of the Daily News Washington Journal reported that, "… Ellison - also known as Keith Hakim, Keith X. Ellison and Keith EllisonMuhammad - has been criticized for his past support of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and convicted Symbionese Liberation Army radical Sara Jane Olson.

He has said he will take his oath of office with his hand upon the Koran, the Islamic holy book…" In the same article he reports that Al Qaeda jihadists were criticising his election in internet chat rooms.

It has been widely reported, and brilliantly illustrated in the most recent and stunning docmentary Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against The West, that jihadist, such as the former Yassar Arafat will, for political purposes, say one thing to non-muslim leaders, and something totally different to their supporters.

We must be careful to scutinize what Muslims are saying and doing in this country. We see here that we now have a Muslim with suspicious sponsors and agenda elected to congress. Just as alarming, our children's grade schools and books, our colleges and faculty , our families, are being infiltrated and subjected to Islamic propoganda. This month, per Reuters Al Jazeera has begun offering broadcasting in English here in America! In September this year, also in Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul cab drivers refused to transport airport passengers carrying duty free alochol (USA Today). Should we soon be expecting more home grown traitors like the former southern Californian, Adam Gadahn, "The American Jihadist" and offical english speaking spoksmen for Al Qaeda? There's more…(see my other blog msg.)

Most recently, Bob Von Sternberg and Pamela Miller, Star Tribune reported about the six Muslims, also from Minnesota, conincidentally Rep. Keith EllisonMuhammad's district state, were removed from a U.S. Airways flight after their behavior became suspicious to the passengers and crew. The article stated, "…Bloggers and talk radio buzzed about the need to be vigilant against potential terrorists, while civil rights advocates and Muslim leaders cried foul. The national Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) called for a congressional hearing about ethnic and religious profiling at airports…" This incident must be questioned. Was it preplanned? Was it just one more assalut on our American culture. An assault, that is intended, to slowly, day by day, break down our collective will and "guard?" I suspect C.A.R.I. is taking lessons from the A.C.L.U.

I am reminded of this summers' Muslim uprisings and unrest in England and France. As you may know, their Muslim populations are approaching ten percent and more. After years of tolerance and increases of nonselective immigration these countries are facing a minority that is increasingly burdening their social services and demanding the govenment legislate or ajudicate more tolerance and consideration for their "special rights" while radical Islamists destroy private property and openly chant in the city streets "bomb bomb UK…bomb bomb USA."

Americans cannot allow, our collective over emphisis on political correctness, racial and religious sensitivity to profiling terrorists, print and broadcast media bias, sympathy for illegal immigrants and open borders, deceit of Islamo Fascist double speak, cloud our judgment and common sense.

With all the concern for the many terrorist threats to our people, how could those Muslims be so insensitive to the flying public to think that, before take-off, prostrating themselves, loudly proclaiming Alu Akbar, the last slogan every homicide bomber screams, and generally arousing suspicion with their seating and numbers, wouldn't be concerning to the other people preparing to travel on the same flight. The fact that the airline company and passengers rejected them, doesn't have anything to do with a denial of religious freedom or racial discrimination (Islam isn't a race). IT'S COMMON SENSE!!! Are those guys (Imams) that ignorant? I don't think so. I find myself asking, What is going on in Minnesota?!

I submit that radical Islam is conduting a domestic campaign of psychological and social warfare, to slowly erode American defenses and culture. There's more to this yelling for investigations and "fighting for religious freedom" than meets the eye. Speaking of which, …. I advise, we keep our eyes open and ….watch this!

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