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Keith Ellison Challenger’s Anti-Muslim Ad Pulled From YouTube

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U.S Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) testifies during a hearing before the House Homeland Security Committee March 10, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The Homeland Security held the hearing to examine 'The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response.' (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

U.S Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) testifies during a hearing before the House Homeland Security Committee March 10, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The Homeland Security held the hearing to examine 'The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response.' (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Keith Ellison Challenger’s Anti-Muslim Ad Pulled From YouTube

A challenger to Muslim Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) had his web ad, which featured graphic images of murdered non-Muslims and the House member swearing to the Koran, pulled from YouTube for violating the site’s terms of service last week, Hopkins Patch reports.

“Congressman Ellison swore an oath to uphold the Constitution,” says Ellison’s Democratic challenger Gary Boisclair, “on a Koran.” He continues, “The Koran says Christians and Jews are infidels. The Koran says Christians are blasphemers who should have their hands and feet cut off and that they should be crucified and killed.” He asks, “Do you really want someone representing you who swears an oath on a Koran, a book that undermines the Constitution and says you should be killed?”

(You can watch the ad here, via the Minnesota Independent.)

Boisclair, who works for the anti-abortion group Society for Truth and Justice, told Patch that one of the “sub-goals” of his candidacy is to allow the airing of graphic anti-abortion ads.

Ellison was indeed sworn in using a Koran — a copy owned by Thomas Jefferson.

“I’d like to thank YouTube for removing the ad because it violated the company’s ‘policy on shocking and disgusting content,'” said Ellison in a statement. “The people of Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District elected me to uphold our Constitution, which guarantees freedom of religion for every American.”

One of Ellison’s opponents in 2010 — and possibly 2012 — independent Lynne Torgerson, attacked Ellison for his Muslim faith. She wrote that Islam advocated “criminal behavior,” adding “we simply went too far with Keith Ellison. Keith Ellison simply is not a proper person to have in our federal government.”

Ellison’s constituents in Minneapolis and its environs, however, have consistently voted for him. He has been re-elected twice, winning by over forty points each time.

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  1. I watched the video and every word of it was the truth and every issue backed up by facts. Once again Pamela Geller is correct when she says” “The truth is the new hate speech”. And it wasn’t so until muslims and their dhimmi apologist began agitating against free speech.

  2. Keith Ellison makes people like Jim DeMint, Virginia Fox, and Michelle Bachmann look like barbarians.

  3. It cracks me up when these bigots claim the the Qur’an says Jews and Christians are infidels…. which is a Christian word, not an Islamic word! The Qur’an says that Jews and Christians are the People of the Book. Futher proof these bigots have never actually read the Qur’an before spewing their toxic crap.

  4. Funny how all the Islamphobes that post here say their crap under the Anonymous title. They don’t have enough guts to post their name which proves that they cannot be taken serious. Anyone that really believes what they say is the truth, would never mask their identity. WEAK!

  5. well you see jennifer anonymous here is the type of person who would beleive everything pam “atlas on drugs” geller says so if she told them that the kkk was a muslim group or you can read a book better with your eyes closed there is a good chance anonymous and other fans of hers would most certainly believe it.

  6. It seems “Jennifer” is more than annoyed at my “anonymous” moniker. Well then why don’t you call me Charlie if it makes you feel better ?And since I haven’t seen your birth certificate I guess I;m just going to have to take you at your”word” that “jennifer” that is your REAL name, lol.

  7. BTW, I am not an islaomphobe. I do not have an “Irrational ” fear of islam. I know enough about it to understand it’s threats to my freedoms. Ever heard of the OIC?

    But call me what you want, there’s a lot of name calling on this site that substitutes for logical arguments when people don’t have one , which is often.

  8. And “Jennifer”, Pamela Geller is right, “the truth is the new hate speech”. If you dare speak the truth they will call you a hater in an attempt to shut you up. That might work on some people, but not on me. You are transparent and your tactics laughable.

  9. “It cracks me up when these bigots claim the the Qur’an says Jews and Christians are infidels…. which is a Christian word, not an Islamic word!”

    Gee, I wonder WHO the koran is talking about here and here and here:

    Qur’an:8:73 “The unbelieving infidels are allies. Unless you (Muslims) aid each other (fighting as one united block to make Allah’s religion victorious), there will be confusion and mischief. Those who accepted Islam, left their homes to fight in Allah’s Cause (al-Jihad), as well as those who give them asylum, shelter, and aid – these are (all) Believers: for them is pardon and bountiful provision (in Paradise).”

    Qur’an:47:4 “When you clash with the unbelieving Infidels in battle (fighting Jihad in Allah’s Cause), smite their necks until you overpower them, killing and wounding many of them. At length, when you have thoroughly subdued them, bind them firmly, making (them) captives. Thereafter either generosity or ransom (them based upon what benefits Islam) until the war lays down its burdens. Thus are you commanded by Allah to continue carrying out Jihad against the unbelieving infidels until they submit to Islam.”

    “I shall terrorise the infidels. So wound their bodies and incapacitate them, because they oppose Allah and his apostle.” (Qur’an 8:12)

    Let not believers make friends with infidels in preference to the faithful – he that does this has nothing to hope for from Good – except in self-defense. God admonishes you to fear Him: for to God shall all return.
    Quran 3:28;

    God’s curse be upon the infidels! Evil is that for which they have bartered away their souls. To deny God’s own revelation, grudging that He should reveal His bounty to whom He chooses from among His servants!
    They have incurred God’s most inexorable wrath. An ignominious punishment awaits the unbelievers.
    Quran 2:89-2:90,

    I shall cast terror into the hearts of the infidels. Strike off their heads, strike off the very tips of their fingers.
    Quran 8:12

    Believers, make war on the infidels who dwell around you. Deal firmly with them. Know that God is with the righteous.
    Quran 9:123

    “But the infidels who die unbelievers shall incur the curse of God, the angels, and all men. Under it they shall remain for ever; their punishment shall not be lightened, nor shall they be reprieved” (2:162).

  10. The Qur’an calls christians and jews the people of the book and they are mentioned as haveing a chance at heaven….no where does it tell us to cut off body parts and crucify them!! by the way the word infidel is a christian crusaide rcoined word. also the non believers in the verses mentioned by sir jerksalot aka anonymous were refering to the ones that had hunted down and murdered muslims for 15 YEARS before they were given the go ahead to defend themselves!!

  11. Anonymous, (and a must read for everyone else to show what a liar this guy is).
    Great to hear you quoting from the Quran again. It has been a while since I embarrassed you a while back, but hey here you have some new verses which you took and misquoted. You never even bothered to give the link of your translations, because of course that is because the Quran does not use the word infidel. Infidel is a Christian terminology used by the Crusaders for the people “who do not believe in a God.” The Quran calls the Jews and Christians Ahlul Kitab (People of the Book) who also received divine revealations. And it actually tells us to be forgiving and overlook their sins.

    Verse 47:4 is also lame and cracks me up because it refers to those people who fight the Muslims simply for their faith in God.
    Here is what verse 47:1 says:
    Those who disbelieve and avert [people] from the way of Allah – He will waste their deeds.
    4:74 is only referring to the battle the Muslims fought against the Meccans again.

    Quran 3:28 is embarrassing for you because you again used infidel, a word that does not exist in the entire Quran. It says not to choose a disbelieving friend over a believing friend. It’s the same with the Christians and Jews. You can be friendly with them, but Muslims are not allowed to do the same things as other people (dress immodestly, drink alcohol, etc.) so God is only telling us to avoid people who to things contrary to our beliefs.

    Quran 2:89-90 Oooooooooh this hardly resembles the actual translation at all:

    وَلَمَّا جَآءَهُمْ كِتَٰبٌۭ مِّنْ عِندِ ٱللَّهِ مُصَدِّقٌۭ لِّمَا مَعَهُمْ وَكَانُوا۟ مِن قَبْلُ يَسْتَفْتِحُونَ عَلَى
    ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا۟ فَلَمَّا جَآءَهُم مَّا عَرَفُوا۟ كَفَرُوا۟ بِهِۦ ۚ فَلَعْنَةُ ٱللَّهِ عَلَى ٱلْكَٰفِرِينَ

    And when there comes to them a Book from Allah, confirming what is with them,- although from of old they had prayed for victory against those without Faith,- when there comes to them that which they (should) have recognised, they refuse to believe in it but the curse of Allah is on those without Faith.

    Quran 9:123 Surah Tawbah refers to the Battle of Badr where the Muslims fought in self defense against the Meccans. YOU WOULD KNOW THIS IS U READ THE verse before it.
    you who have believed, fight those adjacent to you of the disbelievers and let them find in you harshness. And know that Allah is with the righteous.
    http://quran.com/9/123

    Seriously? You quoted 2:162. What does God say in the Bible about those who reject the truth from Prophet Jesus? God is telling Muslims to punish or fight them. That is up for God to decide.

    MOST IMP POINT THAT PROVES YOU ARE A LIAR:
    You quoted the Quran 8:12 TWICE AND GAVE DIFFERENT TRANSLATIONS FOR BOTH. Now everyone can see you for what you really are. Here are YOUR TWO INTERPRETATIONS:

    “I shall terrorise the infidels. So wound their bodies and incapacitate them, because they oppose Allah and his apostle.” (Qur’an 8:12)

    “I shall cast terror into the hearts of the infidels. Strike off their heads, strike off the very tips of their fingers. (Quran 8:12)

    This shows you are visiting hate websites and you don’t have a decent Quran with you.
    These verses also refer to the Battle of Badr, a war in self defense and the Muslims were greatly outnumbered so Allah gives them reassurance:

    [Remember] when your Lord inspired to the angels, “I am with you, so strengthen those who have believed. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieved, so strike [them] upon the necks and strike from them every fingertip.”

    Quran 8:12

    Nowhere does it say infidel.

  12. Anonymous,
    Well you did:

    “there’s a lot of name calling on this site that substitutes for logical arguments when people don’t have one , which is often.”

    Hope my post above was LOGICAL. And I always correct you, why are you pretending like you don’t remember?

  13. Well whose suffering from an overblown case of arrogance? Correct me? Embarrassed me? In your dreams.

    I don’t translate the koran I simply copied and pasted. Take it or leave it, but we both know you’ll leave it because you have to be right. It’s a matter of honor, right? lol.

  14. Anonymous,
    You have the chance to prove me wrong. You asked me to prove Pamella wrong whenever you rants flat out lies. Why not show your sources so we can all see what garbage Pamella feeds you daily?

  15. Honour? No way. I just don’t like people who spread hateful lies. Why not show me how you came up with the word infidel?

  16. jennifer,

    “Qur’an says Jews and Christians are infidels…. which is a Christian word”, i image the word is derived from the latin, fidelis, as in faithful, semper fi devil dogs! (that means always faithful)anyways regardless of whether jews and christians are infidels, there are more people in the world then followers of the abrahamic religions. i myself am an infidel, a non believer, an unbeliever, a kafir, whatever word you want to use…. as in i have no faith. so what should my fate be under sharia? am i spreading corruption by saying there is no god????????????

    “Funny how all the Islamphobes that post here say their crap under the Anonymous title. They don’t have enough guts to post their name which proves that they cannot be taken serious. Anyone that really believes what they say is the truth, would never mask their identity. WEAK!” seriously? well i don’t think of myself as an islamophobe, but i have been called that, and a “hater”. so anyways my full name is michael joseph malzahn and i live at 2211 3rd av. n. st. petersburg fl, 33713. what’s your name and address? don’t be WEAK! now….

    helema,

    “no where does it tell us to cut off body parts and crucify them!!” how about 5:33? from mr bennets perfered translation quran.com:
    “Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth [to cause] corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land. That is for them a disgrace in this world; and for them in the Hereafter is a great punishment,”

    from faithinallah.org:
    5:33

    إنما جزاء الذين يحاربون الله ورسوله ويسعون في الأرض فسادا أن يقتلوا أو يصلبوا أو تقطع أيديهم وأرجلهم من خلاف أو ينفوا من الأرض ذلك لهم خزي في الدنيا ولهم في الآخرة عذاب عظيم

    Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth [to cause] corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land. That is for them a disgrace in this world; and for them in the Hereafter is a great punishment,

    from the university of michigan quod.lib.umich.edu:
    [5.33] The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His apostle and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement,

    from muhammad asad’ translation and explaination (this is going to take alot of typing):
    5:33 It is but a just recompense for those who make war on God and His apostle, (footnote 43) and endeavour to spread corruption on earth, that they are being slain in great numbers, or crucified in great numbers, or have, in result of their perverseness, their hands and feet cut off in great numbers, (44) or are being [entirely] banished from [the face of] the earth: such is their ignominy in the world. (45) But in the life to come [yet more] awsome suffering awaits them

    43: The term “apostle” is evidently generic….

    well he goes on and on, gets into why he says “in great numbers” the translation of min khilaf, passive verbs, etc etc. if you really want i’ll type it all. but i’m getting tired and i need a beer.

    but he does have an interesting thought in the first footnote, “the conscious endeavour to destroy or undermine other people’s belief in God as well.” sounds to me like you can kill infidels (whether that includes christians and jews i don’t know, nor do i care). that god would call for crucifying people is bad enough.

  17. bennet,

    “Quran 3:28 is embarrassing for you because you again used infidel, a word that does not exist in the entire Quran.” well as i’ve said before my english isn’t too strong and i certainly don’t speak arabic but my transliteration of the koran says, “La yattakhidhil-mu minunal-kafirina….” sorry can’t do all the accent lines and that little backwards c. anyways i think that kafir can be translated as infidel?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kafir

    “TWICE AND GAVE DIFFERENT TRANSLATIONS FOR BOTH.” really? “So wound their bodies and incapacitate them – Strike off their heads, strike off the very tips of their fingers” sounds like the same concept to me. don’t think i would call that a lie? and “Nowhere does it say infidel.” no really? seems how it’s written in arabic. disbeliever, un-believer, non-believer, those bent on denying the truth, to hide the truth, to cover up the truth, kuffar, kafarur-ru ba, could all not be acceptably translated as infidels. not to mention as you point out that 8:12 is in referance to the battle of badr, which was against pagans (don’t all muslim agree that they are infidels?), right? are they not infidels?

    salaam,

    don’t you consider christains and jews as kaffar?

  18. IslamicThe Arabic word kafir, literally the one who “covers”, is usually translated as “disbeliever”. For example, in English translations of the Quranic verse, 109:1,[16] the Islamic term is commonly translated into English as infidel.[17][18] In the Islamic doctrinal sense, the term refers to a person who does not recognize the one God (Allah) – atheists and polytheists. Because Islam sees Jews and Christians as fellow believers, they are called “People of the Book (Ahl-e-kitab)” instead.[19][20][21]

    Kafir, like infidel, has also come to be regarded as offensive,[22] thus some Muslim scholars discourage its use due to the Quran’s command to use kind words.[23] [22] It is even a punishable offense to use this term against a Jew or a Christian, under Islamic law.[22] Some contemporary Muslim extremists, however, have applied the term to all non-Muslims.[19]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infidel

  19. M2, (read this carefully, GOD DOES NOT ALLOW MUSLIMS TO KILL ANY DISBELIEVER SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY DISBELIEVE)
    I already gave you and Anonymous perfect clear messages about what Jews and Christians are called in the Quran. The Christians are called Nasara, and the Jews are called Yahudi. When the Quran refers to both it calls them “Ahlul Kitab” meaning “People of the Book.” OF COURSE INFIDEL IS A COMMON TERM USED TO TRANSLATE disbelievers. The people who translate it are Christians who are either ignorant or insert their own definition into the Quran. The Quran never said or allows Muslims to kill “infidels” simply for disbelieving. It is only if they start a war with the Muslims first. “those who wage war against Allah and His apostle” Your eyes seem to be glazed when you read over the words those who
    Let me highlight some points in a summary. Infidel refers to someone without faith. It is a dumb and uneducated translation if you can think for a moment it refers to Christians or Jews.

    Another point:
    Quran 5:33 is refering to the disbelievers of Makkah yet again. To understand that you would have to read 5:2, otherwise it won’t make sense. Taking that verse so badly out of context only proves do don’t read through and try to understand the Quran or my explanations. And if you are not lazy enough to read through to 5:34, God says he will forgive those who repented before they were overtaken by the Muslims for starting a war.

    As I said b4, God is not telling Muslims to crucify anyone (and they did not by the way). It was merely a similitude to describe what they deserved for starting a war with the Muslims simply for their belief.

    Last imp point. You seem sooo concerned about your safety you never bothered to read the Quran in context. God talks to many different types of disbelievers in the Quran. He does not tell Muslims to punish anyone simply because they disbelieve. This is the most common verses given to those who don’t believe in a Day of Judgement:

    And they say, “When will be this conquest, if you should be truthful?”
    Say, [O Muhammad], “On the Day of Conquest the belief of those who had disbelieved will not benefit them, nor will they be reprieved.
    So turn away from them and wait. Indeed, they are waiting.

    Quran 32:28-30

    You will find more, like:
    Surah al-Mu’minun, 23:115,
    Surah az-Zilzal, 99:7,
    Surah Ya Sin, 36:78-79 ((favorite one)

    God kept Prophet Ezra dead for 100 years according to the Quran
    and resurrected him as proof that he has power of life and death,
    Quran 2:259

    Surah al-Waqi’a, 56:62
    Surah al-Qiyamah, 75:36—40 (Another favorite)
    Surah an-Nahl, 16:61

    None of these verses are harsh on disbelievers. God will only punish or reward a person for what they do. He will not overburden them. If you do good, it is for your benefit, if you do evil, then you will be held accountable. Perhaps you should go to a bookstore and buy an actual copy of the Quran, with Arabic and English next to each other. Then you won’t be corrupted by those who misquote or take the Quran out of context.

  20. M2,
    I can’t help you any further. If you wont take the time to Seek knowledge and truth, that is your own loss. If you can’t, well then these 2 verses make sense:

    Deaf, dumb, and blind they will never return (to the right path).
    Quran 2:18

    Seeing they see not, and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
    Bible
    Matthew 13:13

  21. M2,
    If you are to lazy to distinguish between different disbelievers, or read the long passage above, and continue ranting in, let me put it this way….You will not receive any punishment according to the Quran by Muslims. Your deeds and your actions will decide what God will do with you.
    Tell me something:
    1) Do you want to kill Muslims?
    2) Do you want to wage war with them?
    3) Do you want to kill Muslims because they choose to worship One God?
    4) Do you want to drive me out of my home?
    5) Do you want me to be punished for praying, fasting, giving charity, and being good to my parents?

    If your answer is no to all of these, then you are not an infidel that Muslims are allowed to punish. Faith is determined by God. If I’m a hypocrite Muslim, I will also be punished as well. I’m not immune to punishment if I transgress, I will be held accountable for whatever I said or did.

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