Ellison: Committee Hearing on Muslims is wrong

DFL Rep. Keith Ellison appeared on CNN’s State of the Union this morning to criticize Rep. Peter King, R-NY, for holding a hearing on the radicalization of Muslims. Ellison, who represents Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District, said he will testify at the hearings to voice his displeasure with the hearings.

“I challenge the basic premise of the hearings, Ellison said. “I do agree that we have to deal with violent radicalization but singling out one community is the wrong thing to do.”

Ellison also said the hearing could be used by Al Qaeda as a recruitment tool that the U.S. is at war with Islam.

King also appeared on the show. He said he’s holding the hearings because he’s worried that there are efforts to radicalize Muslims “from within.”

“I think the hearing is going to be very productive,” King said. “It’s going to go forward and it’s going to talk about something that is not being talked about publicly. I think it should be.”

King pointed out that Attorney General Eric Holder testified that he stays awake at night about the radicalization of Muslims in the U.S.

I’ll post the video once it’s available. Update: I couldn’t find the video but here’s the transcript.

  • Cache

    Ellison, a rabid muslim, who can’t see the forest for the trees…needs to shut up and sit down…and then fade into history!

  • AmbP

    Many groups have been singled out over the history of this country; the effects were devastating. I think Rep. Ellison has a point; I see radicalization in many groups in our society. Singling out one allows the others to escape scrutiny.

  • Cache, don’t be ridiculous. Keith Ellison is a friend of mine, and I’m pretty sure he doesn’t have rabies.

  • Curt

    There’s no way that Representative Ellison is in any way a “radical Muslim”. His point about Al Qaeda, using this hearing as a recruitment tool is valid. What would the public say if there were hearings about radical Christians? There’s a tiny minority of Muslims that have been radicalized, and calling for a Congressional hearing to investigate this, just makes it seem as though the U.S. is at war with the entire Muslim faith.

  • Cache

    You people keep living in La La Land…Most muslims are radicals! You had better keep your eye on the hoax, chains, smoke and mirrors.It is staring you in the face…do you heed…no you bury your heads in the sand. They have not changed their tactics since the 7th century. They are trying to implement Sharia law thru stealth and other means. You can read about their agenda in Europe and America. You just, roll over and keep proving to the progressive world how accommodating you and your ignoramus friends are and the next thing you know you will wake to being stoned to death or have your hands cut off! Jeeeeez what a bunch of maroons!

  • T

    At least we are a bunch of the same color ๐Ÿ™‚

    In all seriousness. These events lead to things such as “interment camps” and even worse in other parts of the world. I see this as classic fear-mongering, and the further push of fascism.

    Is there a scarlet letter equivalent for us who are not Christians? Maybe I have a marketing opportunity…

  • Cache

    Pinheads this country is populated by pinheads. Grow up…see England and France’s Deadly Muslim “No Go Zones”. The only color you are is…fool!

  • ML

    Cache,

    You are a paranoid, conspiratorial twit.

  • Cache

    Looks as though I have awakened the peanut gallery…I rest my case!

  • T

    Sounds as if someone doesn’t leave the house much…with lots of Glenn Beck…

  • Asim Siddiqi

    Hi, I’m a Muslim. And I’m a patriotic, law-abiding Amercian Citizen. Let’s have this “hearing” I’m completely confident that my faith and my country’s honor will prevail in all obsticals and in any test. Allah-Hu-Akbar and May God Bless America!

    Cache – I bleed “Maroon” too, you Moron! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • JJ

    The ones who are defending Muslims now are the same ones who will be hurt the worst if they ever take root in America like England and London. Women, forget your rights, Gays too, the elderly, disabled, Alcohol won’t be allowed (by law) etc. So go ahead, party like it’s the end, because that’s what it will be if they ever take hold.

  • Andrew

    The people in this country don’t get it. As a person who has a had a lot of contact with the Muslim community in the U.S. and in the Middle East, I would assert that the problem is NOT with “radicalism”, but with Islam itself! It’s all public record. Read about it’s very beginnings and you will truly see just how “peaceful” it really is! It is not just a religion…it is a constitution, way of life and system of laws dictating every aspect of human life. It has a manifest destiny that is not shy about advertising it’s disdain for Christianity, Judaism and western culture in general. The failure to admit these threats to our way of life and culture for the sake of political correctness and “tolerance” will ultimately lead to our demise. Ask yourself why one of the universal symbols of Islam has always been the sword! I HAVE studied the Qur’an, and I know what it says. It is a violent Moon god religion based from the pagan Arab mysticism af 7th century southern Saudi Arabia, and before that…Babylon. The Moon god has been a deity universally worshipped for thousands of years before Muhammed. It has NOTHING to do with Judaism and Christianity and don’t think for a second that it shares any of the same values. Allah has 99 names, for example…and NOT ONE of them is LOVE. Think about it.

  • Evan

    Islam is like a thief that you discover in your house late at night. You awaken because of some noise he made. Alarmed and half asleep, you ask him what he is doing in your house at this hour. He tells you to go back to bed and don’t worry. You are dreaming and tells you that he is not real. I am a figment of you imagination. So you, CONVINCED that he was telling you the truth, go back to bed in blissful, IGNORANT slumber as he pillages and robs you of all that you own. Later, before he leaves your home, he comes in to your bedroom and slits your throat. I defy anyone to tell us here where in the world at any time in history has Islam ever brought peace and prosperity. Islam only brings ignorance, death, heart ache and destruction.

  • Evan

    With the immense power today of the web’s search engines e.g. Google, there is absolutely no excuse for ignorance of a person or group’s beliefs. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will tell you EXACTLY what he has in mind for Israel (the little Satan) and America (the big Satan). He is not shy. Sharia law is what’s coming to a theater near you. It doesn’t come over night but incrementally. So slow that you don’t realize it’s on you. They have patience to wait us out and wear us down. This is true Islam. Moderate Muslims need to crap or get off the pot. There is NO middle ground with TRUE Muslims. They follow Mohammad as he taught. No one is allowed to rewrite Islam to fit their own views. You either follow the teachings of the Q’uran and the Hadiths or you are considered an infidel by the fundamentalists. If you don’t like blood, then choose another religion. Islam will destroy you in the end.

  • Evan

    Order today the DVD, ISLAM RISING. You will hear it from ex terrorists themselves describe what they believed and what their duties were. This is the most damaging evidence against Islam that is available. A first person testimony.

    Why would you NOT believe them? They will describe for you what Islam is. It is truly a way of life. EVERYTHING in their life is ordered and governed by Islam. Get the DVD, ISLAM RISING only if you have a stomach for an insider’s view. It is a very disturbing video. The authors have no ax to grind but only a love of this country and its hard-won freedoms and a sincere desire that we understand what true Islam is about. No one has any right to rewrite Islam to fit their world view. A true Muslim follows the teachings of Mohammad even to their death.

  • Evan

    March 8, 2011

    Check out this news story from Assyrian International at the link below. read the quote first pulled from the story.

    http://www.aina.org/news/20110304222016.htm

    “The father of the Muslim woman was killed by his cousin because he did not kill his daughter to preserve the family’s honor, which led the woman’s brother to avenge the death of his father by killing the cousin. The village Muslims blamed the Christians.”

    This, folks, is Islam the way Mohammad taught it. Incredible!

  • Andrew

    I’m not going to buy into the “Islamaphobia” propaganda…yeah, there is Islamaphobia…people are scared to actually speak the truth regarding this violent religion for fear of having a fatwa called on their heads or being getting lambasted by the useful idiots in the liberal media. We DO NOT HATE MUSLIMS. We love them, but we will not buy into the lies that Islam is something it’s not, nor even claims to be when spoken of in the Arabic: Peace. The only Muslim “peace” is when when Islam rules supreme in a conquered land and the non-muslims are either killed, converted, or reduced to dhimmi status and forced to pay and exhobitant “survival tax”. Islam is what it has always been: a violent, pagan, 7th century, monotheistic version of occultic moon god worship of the Sabean peoples of the ancient Arabia. It is not related to Christianity or Judaism in any way other than to mainly refute and contradict what is in the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament. Those who have eyes to see, let them see!