Thanks to one of his most disgusting and publicized racist sermons in quite some time, Louis Farrakhan and his “ministry” has been back in the news as of late. Well, “in the news” meaning the liberal media is giving it the bare minimum coverage they can in an era where they would much prefer to be talking about some vaguely-positive remark Trump made about Russia in 1992. The Women’s March, led by at least one woman who is a proud member of Farrakhan’s racist, anti-Semitic flock, is getting the brunt of the backlash, but many other Democrats are also feeling the sting of their association with this extremist.
People such as Keith Ellison, the vice-chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Ellison has felt attacked in recent weeks over his (well documented) association with the Nation of Islam, so he felt the need to go on Medium and lie his ass off in one of the most shamefully deceptive pieces of self-promotion we’ve seen in a long while. Which, when you consider we’re talking about a Washington politician, is really saying something.
Ellison assures us that the only affiliation he’s ever had with Farrakhan was in helping organize the famed 1995 Million Man March.
“If you are a Black man from my generation, you remember the march,” he writes. “A huge number of Black men from all across America came to Washington to alert lawmakers to the social and economic problems facing our communities. I helped organize the march in my local community in Minneapolis. And I marched in it, along with civil rights leaders like Rosa Parks and Jesse Jackson.
“After the march, Mr. Farrakhan’s disparaging views on Jewish people, women and the LGBT community became clearer to me,” he continues. “I’ve since spoken about why I believe Mr. Farrakhan’s views ultimately divide our society.”
So there you have it. Ellison helped organize Farrakhan’s “greatest hit,” subsequently learned about the man’s hateful, unhinged beliefs, and then denounced everything related to the man.
Yeah, except not really.
In articles published dating back to his days at the University of Minnesota, Ellison, writing under the alias “Keith Hakim,” defends the Nation of Islam. Furthermore, the opinion editor of the school newspaper at the time said that “Hakim’s” writings were a menace to society. “They are a genuine threat to the long-term safety and well-being of the Jewish people, a threat that history dictates must not be ignored,” said Michael Olenick.
That was in 1989, six years before Farrakhan’s famous march.
Much later, in his first run for state office, Ellison identified himself as a member of the Nation of Islam and ran for DFL endorsement using the name, “Keith Ellison-Muhammad.” At this time, he was still regularly referring to “Minister Farrakhan” in his writings and speeches, promoting the use of NOI members to patrol communities, and coming down hard on anyone who would dare “slander” the good name of this “tireless servant of black people.”
That was in 1998, three years after Farrakhan’s famous march.
The Democrat-run media has given Ellison an almost-entirely free pass on his history of Islamic extremism and his close ties with one of the most dangerous radicals in the United States. Instead, they’ve celebrated him as the “first Muslim” elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and portrayed him as a symbol of everything wonderful and diverse about the left.
And until someone gets serious about Ellison’s history and exposes him for what he is, he’ll keep writing fluff pieces like this and getting away with it.