Written by Daniel Greenfield
We'll never know if Congressman Keith Ellison (AKA Keith Hakim, AKA Keith X Ellison, AKA Keith Ellison-Muhammad, AKA BooHoo Kaboom) brought along an onion with him, a pinch of snuff or just thought of all the CAIR campaign contributions he risked losing if the hearings fulfilled their intended purpose,to be able to let loose the waterworks. However he did it, Ellison finally succeeded at one thing. Crying on cue.
The big boohoo let Ellison sell his sob story to a sympathetic public already primed by thousands of attack pieces run against King. A campaign conducted by a top Democratic public relations firm, which had done work for such clients as J-Street and the Carter Center. A campaign premised on the idea that it was wrong to ask questions about Islamic radicalization, but completely okay to accuse King of being an IRA terrorist.
But Ellison's Legend of Mohammed Salman Hamdani ignored a simple piece of arithmetic. On September 11, 2001, twenty Muslims tried to murder Americans. One NYPD cadet who happened to be a Muslim died along with thousands of other non-Muslims. Those numbers alone justify King's hearing. And a thousand like it.
Mohammed Salman Hamdani did not do what he did because he was a Muslim, instead he acted as a paramedic and an NYPD cadet. And that is to his credit. But the 19 hijackers did what they did because they were Muslim. Because they wanted to see Islam triumph over the Dar Al-Harb, to fulfill the dictate of the Koran; "He it is who has sent His Messenger (Mohammed) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islam) to make it victorious over all religions even though the infidels may resist." Koran 61:9
The infidels resisted and thousands of Americans died, as millions other have died before them under the sword of the Jihad. Countless Christians, Jews, Hindus, Zoroastrians and Buddhists. There is a reason we call it Islamic terrorism, and it isn't because we falsely attribute motives to the terrorists, but because Islam is the stated purpose and aim of the terrorists.
Before Congressman Keith X Hakim Muhammad Ellison decided to exploit 9/11 in order to stop an investigation into Islamist organizations, he was using that same day to suggest that the United States government was behind the attacks. In a throwback to his Nation of Islam days, Ellison in 2007 compared 9/11 to the Reichstag fire and compared Bush to Hitler.
After replying to an audience member question of, "Who benefited from 9/11" with "You and I both know", Ellison went on to compare it to the Reichstag fire, a common analogy used by 9/11 Truthers, and closed with, "I'm not saying [September 11] was a [U.S.] plan, or anything like that because, you know, that's how they put you in the nut-ball box — dismiss you."
And if not for the nut-ball box, Muhammad Hakim X Ellison would be saying it. But Ellison has come a long way from 1997, when he was calling himself Mohammed and defending the Nation of Islam's Antisemitic bigotry. He's learned to stay out of the nut-ball box and sit squarely in the victim box instead, even if he has to give his suit an eye wash every time someone mentions the word 'terrorism'. When Ellison traded up from Farrakhan's crazy racist science fiction version of Islam (there are UFO's and a mad scientist who invented white people), to the more mainstream violent version practiced in the Middle East, he picked up the respectability that a whole lot of money can buy.
Ellison's crocodile tears weren't for Mohammed Salman Hamdani, one of hundreds of rescue workers who rushed to the Twin Towers, but for the network of Muslim Brotherhood front groups who were the real targets of this hearing. It was on their behalf that the cobbled together coalition of leftist Christian and Jewish clergy, most of whom had already been collaborating with them on everything from promoting the Ground Zero Mosque to denouncing American and Israeli self-defense against Islamic terrorism, came together to attack Congressman King for singling out Muslims. Rather than you know, Buddhists.
Contrary to the never-ending stream of lies in the media, King's hearings were actually about investigating Muslim Brotherhood front groups which law enforcement officials have accused of radicalizing American Muslims and discouraging them from cooperating in terrorism investigations.
You could spend hours reading mainstream media stories about the hearings (all of them either focusing on hurt Muslim feelings or dread warnings about how singling out Muslims will actually cause terrorism) without hearing that simple truth. Ellison's salty discharge was the trump card in diverting attention from those groups. A tactic for which there is ample precedent.
Back during the 1950's, hearings on Communism were successfully hijacked by Communists posturing as victims. That they were members of an organization dedicated to the overthrow of the United States, the enslavement of the entire country, and the execution of millions of Americans was never reported. Only the self-pity by wealthy men and women who had supported Stalin's mass murders and even spoken out for Hitler during the Hitler-Stalin pact made news. Today there are numerous plays and films made about the victims of the 'blacklist', and hardly anyone about the millions murdered by Communism. The term 'McCarthism' is a popular insult, and Communist mass murderers are popular t-shirts.
The real story is not Hakim X. Ellison's ability to leak on demand, but his longstanding ties to CAIR. CAIR remains an unindicted co-conspirator in a terrorist charity case. And CAIR has fundraised for Ellison, and Ellison has fundraised for CAIR. And CAIR was a natural target of the hearings, as it has been accused of discouraging cooperation with law enforcement. One CAIR chapter even hung up a poster reading, "Build a Wall of Resistance - Don't Talk to the F.B.I."
That's the real story here and it's not one that the media will touch. Ellison has put on a full court press, not in defense of American Muslims, but in defense of CAIR. And every reporter and clergyman who has pounded the keys and issued press releases denouncing the singling out of Muslims, has been helping cover CAIR's ass.
Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for CAIR, has been quoted as saying that he; "wouldn’t want to create the impression that I wouldn’t like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future." The thought of America's freedoms being exchanged for the sword and the hangman's noose, of women having acid thrown in their faces for not wearing a burqa, churches and synagogues burned down and the Constitution being traded for the Koran-- now there's something to really cry about.