|Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) are devout Muslims. They are often attacked for their race and their faith. Conservatives play racial dog whistle against them.|
There are two Congressmen who are devout Muslims. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) are Sunni Muslims and African American men. They are fathers and respected lawmakers.
Ellison is from Minneapolis. He is a member of the House Progressive Caucus and was a supporter of Bernie Sanders in his failed bid for president. Ellison was elected to Congress in 2007.
Carson is from Indianapolis. He is also member of the caucus. He was elected to Congress in 2008 in a special election to replace his grandmother, Congresswoman Julia Carson who passed away in 2007. He is a supporter of presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Ellison is very passionate about his faith and the issues facing Black America.
He was mentioned by a talking head who claims to be a "national security consultant". Chris Gaubatz was in a hearing sponsored by failed Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).
Gaubatz complains about the rise of "radical Islam". He singles out Ellison and Carson as enablers of terrorism. He believes that Ellison and Carson are secretly rooting for the destruction of America.
They attended a convention hosted by the Islamic Society of North America. Gaubatz complains that the organization is front group for the Muslim Brotherhood.
Allegations of Ellison and Carson being Muslim terrorists have spread across the social media.
Gaubatz also complained that the Council of American Islamic Relations is a front group for the Islamic State.
Cruz freely allowed a bigot slander elected leaders.
Of course, Cruz is a known Islamophobe.
Cruz who failed at capturing the Republican nomination is a broken man. He's no longer getting the attention he never should have gotten. Donald Trump knocked him and his seven day running mate fellow failed presidential candidate Carly Fiorina back to the normal lives.
Cruz's failed campaign had advisers like known White extremist Frank Gaffney on his national security team.. Gaffney has often accused Ellison, Carson, Huma Abedin-Weiner, Hillary Clinton, and President Barack Obama of being associates of Muslim extremism. He also called out conservative agitators Grover Norquist and Suhail Khan of being in the Muslim Brotherhood.
Keith Ellison is often sparing with ignorant assholes who don't understand the "freedom of religion", "probable cause" and the risks of hate.
Ellison was sparing with racist lawmakers like Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Rep. Steve King (R-IA), Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL).
Ellison's most memorable debate was with Softball Hannity. Ellison called that annoying conservative agitator a "yellow journalist" and the "worst excuse for a television host".
Softball Hannity hosted Gaffney, Gaubatz and Cruz on his programs.