Saturday, December 10, 2016
Famous Power Couple tries to save Democratic Party from Keith Ellison
At Legal Insurrection by William A. Jacobson --
Keith Ellison’s past decade-long support for Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam, his suggestion of dual loyalty from American Jews when speaking at a fundraiser for Muslim leaders, and his cozy relationship with some of the worst pro-BDS, anti-Israel groups, has disrupted what seemed like a clear trajectory to Chair of the Democratic Party.
The Nation of Islam is calling BS on Ellison’s claim he wasn’t a big supporter of Farrakhan. The Chicago Tribune reports:
But Ellison’s status as the front-runner last week came under threat after CNN revived articles Ellison wrote in praise of Farrakhan while Ellison was a grad student — 20 years ago — and found footage of him appearing to criticize Israel. That prompted Hillary Clinton‘s biggest donor, Haim Saban, to on Friday call Ellison an “anti-Semite.”
And on Wednesday, an editorial published in the Nation of Islam’s house organ, The Final Call quotes at length from articles Ellison wrote in the 1990s in which he praised Farrakhan as “a sincere, tireless and uncompromising advocate of the Black community and other oppressed peoples in America and around the world” and wrote that Farrakhan “is not an anti-Semite.”