Ellison to Jews: Reach Out to CAIR
Former Nation of Islam member and tool of the Council on American Islamic Relations Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) has some advice for Jewish groups: Ellison: Reach out to CAIR. (Hat tip: Ethel.)
What a great idea! And all the Jewish groups need to do is drop support for Israel and learn to love Hamas—like CAIR does.
The first American Muslim in the U.S. Congress called on Jewish groups to engage with a controversial American Muslim body.
“If CAIR is willing to talk, talk to CAIR,” Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) said of the Council on American Islamic Relations.
His address Tuesday to the Reform Movement’s Consultation on Conscience conference in Washington was the first speech to a national Jewish group for Ellison, who emphasized that he does not share all of CAIR’s views. The organization is among the harshest critics of Israel, and in the 1990s defended Hamas, the Palestinian terrorist organization. It has muted such support since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, but still will not condemn Palestinian terrorist attacks as it does attacks by al-Qaida.