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Who is Keith Ellison and why should we CAIR?

On September 18, Rep. Keith Ellison spoke at the annual fundraising dinner for the Arizona chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). He did so even though, as the American Islamic Forum for Democracy notes, the FBI has broken all formal relations with CAIR because it is listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terror financing trial. The Holy Land Foundation and five of its »

Who is Keith Ellison? (22)

I believe we ran 21 posts in our “Who is Keith Ellison?” series last year before Ellison was elected Minnesota’s Fifth District representative last November. I summarized the Ellison research in the Weekly Standard article “Louis Farrakhan’s first congressman” and the companion post “Keith Ellison for dummies.” This week’s Star Tribune report on Ellison’s new cause prompts me to resurrect the series for part 22: A campaign to free a »

Who is Keith Ellison? (21)

This past Friday the executive director of CAIR was the featured guest at a fundraiser for endorsed DFL Fifth District congressional candidate Keith Ellison in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. We wrote about Awad and the fundraiser here. Ellison did not disclose the event on his Web site and not a single Minnesota news organ stirred itself to cover the event. Something’s happening here, but you wouldn’t know it from reading the »

Who is Keith Ellison? (20)

Keith Ellison is the endorsed Democratic candidate for Congress in Minnesota’s solidly Democratic Fifth District (Minneapolis). Ellison’s local leadership of the Nation of Islam, his defense of the “truth” of an attack on Minneapolis Jews as “the most racist white people,” his affiliation with convicted murderer and Vice Lords gang leader Sharif Willis, his support of the Vice Lords gangbangers charged (and subsequently convicted) with the murder of Minneapolis police »

Who is Keith Ellison? (19)

Kim Ellison is the wife of Keith Ellison, the DFL-endorsed candidate for Minnesota’s Fifth District congressional seat. Yesterday Mrs. Ellison took the fall for her husband’s repeated infractions of Minnesota’s campaign finance law. She also took the fall for her husband’s legal difficulties resulting in the suspension of his driver’s license on occasions so numerous he could not recall them all. Mrs. Ellison not only took the fall, she attributed »

Who is Keith Ellison? (18)

In his Minneapolis Star Tribune column this morning, Nick Coleman argues, sort of, that “Some folks seem very worried about the possibility Keith Ellison could become the first black Muslim scofflaw elected to Congress.” The gist of Coleman’s column is that Ellison has been picked on because he is a Muslim, though Coleman briefly modifies his indictment at the outset: Ellison’s problem is that he used to be associated with »

Who is Keith Ellison? (17)

This morning I noted the lame Star Tribune story by Dane Smith on Keith Ellison’s vehicular infractions. Smith seemed not to realize that the story was the number of infractions combined with nonpayment of fines and the suspension or revocation of his driver’s license to an extent Ellison himself could not recall. Minnesota Democrats Exposed remains on top of the story, updating it tonight to note 38 parking violations and »

Who is Keith Ellison? (16)

Keith Ellison is the endorsed Democratic candidate for Congress in Minnesota’s solidly Democratic Fifth District (Minneapolis). Ellison’s local leadership of the Nation of Islam, his defense of the “truth” of an attack on Minneapolis Jews as “the most racist white people,” his affiliation with convicted murderer and Vice Lords gang leader Sharif Willis, his support of the Vice Lords gangbangers charged (and subsequently convicted) with the murder of Minneapolis police »

Who is Keith Ellison? (15)

Today Jesse Jackson comes to town to speak on behalf of Keith Ellison, the endorsed Democratic candidate for Minnesota’s Fifth District congressional seat. In connection with the occasion, Minnesota Public Radio has posted Tom Sheck’s report on Ellison’s background: “Keith Ellison dogged by his past.” Chicago Tribune national correspondent Tim Jones covers the same territory: “Candidate finds past ties a real bind.” Associated Press correspondent Patrick Condon also takes a »

Who is Keith Ellison? (14)

Over the past three weeks we have run thirteen installments of our “Who is Keith Ellison?” series regarding the endorsed Democratic candidate for Minnesota’s Fifth District (Minneapolis) congressional seat. The series is based both on original reporting and on information compiled from the public record. While the Minneapolis Star Tribune sat on its hands, out-of-towners took a look at what is by any reasonable standard an interesting story. Yesterday the »

Who is Keith Ellison? (13)

Keith Ellison is the DFL-endorsed Fifth District (essentially Minneapolis) congressional candidate nominated to succeed retiring 14-term incumbent Martin Sabo. If elected, as seems highly likely, he stands to be in office for a long time. The Minneapolis Star Tribune’s lame coverage of the question “Who is Keith Ellison?” is therefore particularly disappointing. Today the Star Tribune contributes another lame article by Rochelle Olson, meekly serving up Ellison’s latest talking points »

Who is Keith Ellison? (12)

Keith Ellison is the DFL-endorsed Fifth District (essentially Minneapolis) congressional candidate. The Minneapolis Star Tribune’s lame coverage of the question “Who is Keith Ellison?” is therefore particularly disappointing. In “Who is Keith Ellison? (2)” I wrote about Rochelle Olson’s June 3 Star Tribune story on Ellison’s letter to the Jewish Community Relations Council regarding his ties to the Nation of Islam. In that post, based on easily available information in »

Who is Keith Ellison? (11)

Keith Ellison is the DFL-endorsed Fifth District (essentially Minneapolis) congressional candidate. The Minneapolis Star Tribune’s lame coverage of the question “Who is Keith Ellison?” is therefore particularly disappointing. In “Who is Keith Ellison? (2)” I wrote about Rochelle Olson’s June 3 Star Tribune story on Ellison’s letter to the Jewish Community Relations Council regarding his ties to the Nation of Islam. In that post, based on easily available information in »

Who is Keith Ellison? (10)

Keith Ellison is the DFL-endorsed Fifth District (essentially Minneapolis) congressional candidate. The Minneapolis Star Tribune’s lame coverage of the question “Who is Keith Ellison?” is therefore particularly disappointing. In “Who is Keith Ellison? (2)” I wrote about Rochelle Olson’s June 3 Star Tribune story on Ellison’s letter to the Jewish Community Relations Council regarding his ties to the Nation of Islam. In that post, based on easily available information in »

Who is Keith Ellison? (9)

Keith Ellison is the DFL (Democratic)-endorsed candidate to succeed 14-term incumbent Democratic Rep. Martin Sabo in Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District. Ellison is a current state representative; he was endorsed at the Fifth District DFL convention on May 6. The Fifth District includes the city of Minneapolis and is thought to be one of the safest Democratic seats in the country. If so, the DFL endorsement is tantamount to election. However, »

Who is Keith Ellison? (8)

Keith Ellison is the DFL (Democratic)-endorsed candidate for Minnesota’s Fifth District congressional seat. On Sunday I wrote here about the February 2000 speech Ellison gave on behalf of former Symbionese Liberation Army member Kathleen Soliah/Sara Jane Olson at a fundraiser sponsored for Solian/Olson by the National Lawyers Guild. At the time of the fundraiser, Soliah/Olson had been a fugitive from justice for 25 years, avoiding prosecution on charges related to »

Who is Keith Ellison? (8)

Keith Ellison is the DFL (Democratic)-endorsed candidate for Minnesota’s Fifth District congressional seat. On Sunday I wrote here about the February 2000 speech Ellison gave on behalf of former Symbionese Liberation Army member Kathleen Soliah/Sara Jane Olson at a fundraiser sponsored for Solian/Olson by the National Lawyers Guild. At the time of the fundraiser, Soliah/Olson had been a fugitive from justice for 25 years, avoiding prosecution on charges related to »