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Muslim Congressman Keith Ellison On 9/11 Nazis And George Bush

by | 17th, July 2007

hitlerbush.jpgCONSPIRACY nuts come in all forms from pasty-faced, self-hating nerds who rarely see the light of day—to US Congressmen.

That’s right. America’s first Muslim congressman, Keith Ellison (Minnesota), has kicked up a storm by insinuating that September 11 was to the Bush Administration as the Reichstag fire was to the Nazis.

We’re not sure whether Ellison has visited the Reichstag lately and seen the wonderful job the Germans have done to the building since the fire in 1933.

Maybe he was just being optimistic that the World Trade Center could one day be restored to it’s former glory? Or maybe he was dropping a hint that Sir Norman Foster should be brought in to erect a glass dome on the proposed Freedom Tower?

Unfortunately for Ellison, his claim was interpreted as an accusation that the Bush Administration was in some way complicit in September 11 as a pretext for clamping down on power, just as the Nazis did when they set fire to the Reichstag in 1933 and pinned the blame on the Communists.

Ellison made his comments last week before an audience with a group called Atheists for Human Rights, who were surprisingly receptive of man who has embraced not one but two religions: Catholicism then Islam.

“It’s almost like the Reichstag fire, kind of reminds me of that,” Ellison told the crowd at a Minnesota library. “After the Reichstag was burned, they blamed the Communists for it, and it put the leader of that country in a position where he could basically have authority to do whatever he wanted,” Ellison said.

Later in the week Ellison was forced to clarify his comments to make sure no one thought he was accusing the Administration of organizing the September 11 attacks a la Hitler’s Brownshirts.

“Obviously, Osama bin Laden and the hijackers who carried out the murderous events are responsible for 9/11. The question is, however, how do we respond to this tragedy? With fear and rage? Or with courage and reason? I’m for courage and reason. This means that in the aftermath of 9/11, instead of invading Iraq, President Bush should have responded militarily where necessary, but even more so, diplomatically, and with all of our intelligence resources.”

If only Ellison had used his “intelligence resources” before he engaged his mouth.

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