“A Muslim must always worship Allah and wage jihad until death in order to reach his ultimate goal, although the goal is invisible and it takes a long time to achieve. Therefore the steadfast Muslim will achieve this goal either through a lifetime of effort or through sudden death as a martyr… Regularly make the intention to go on jihad with the ambition to die as a martyr. You should be ready for this right now, even though its time may not have come yet.
These words can be found in material available from the Online Library at the Muslim American Society of Minnesota's website. The organization held their annual convention in May and the featured speaker was United States Congressman Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress. Joe Kaufman:
Anti-Semitism and Keith Ellison seem to gravitate toward one another. It was the case throughout the 90’s, when he was heavily active in the Nation of Islam (NOI), and it was the case just last weekend, when he gave the keynote address at the 4th Annual Convention of the Muslim American Society of Minnesota. It’s a disturbing pattern from someone that purports to be a man of peace and, more importantly, someone sitting in the position of United States Congressman.
The Muslim American Society or MAS was incorporated, in June of 1993, in the state of Illinois. It was established by leaders of the radical Muslim Brotherhood (al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun), the group that was responsible for the founding of such terrorist organizations as Al-Qaeda, Hamas, Egyptian Islamic Jihad, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Today, it mostly acts as an activist organization, holding conferences and youth camps throughout the United States.
In Congress, Keith serves on the Financial Services and Judiciary Committees. The Financial Services Committee provides oversight over the nation’s housing and financial services sector, while the Judiciary Committee oversees the country’s judiciary and legal system.
This is of grave concern. Not only is it a conflict of interest for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives to participate with such groups, but it is, as well, an issue of national security. Those in positions of power must demand an end to Keith Ellison’s dangerous and bigoted associations. Either that or they must insist on his resignation.
Unfortunately there are precious few in Washington with the moral courage to confront Ellison.