WATCH: FLASHBACK, Rep. Keith Ellison Compared 9/11 to Reichstag Fire

Yes, that would be the same Rep. Keith Ellison who is being considered as new chair of the Democrat National Committee, and is supported in that role by new Senate Leader, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York).

From The Washington Free Beacon:

Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.), a candidate to be the new chair of the Democratic National Committee, made remarks in 2007 comparing the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to the Reichstag fire that helped bring Adolf Hitler to power in Nazi Germany.

In the video clipped by America Rising, Ellison said that the 9/11 attacks led to greater discrimination against religious minorities in the U.S. The Reichstag fire was a 1933 arson attack on the German Parliament that is viewed as a key event in the rise of Hitler.

“Remember 9/11. Right? You had never have [sic] all this discrimination against religious minorities but for 9/11,” Ellison said. “You had it, but you didn’t have it to the degree that we have it now. 9/11 is this juggernaut event in American history, and it allows—it’s almost like, you know, the Reichstag fire kind of reminds me of that. Does anybody know what I’m talking about?”

“But who benefited from 9/11?” an audience member asked.

“Well, I mean, you know, you and I both know,” Ellison said.

“Yeah, Bush,” the audience member replied, a clear reference to then-President George W. Bush.

“But the thing is that, you know, after the Reichstag was burned, they blamed the Communists for it, and it put the leader of that country in a position where he could basically have authority to do whatever he wanted,” Ellison said.

This is also the same Keith Ellison, who when he first ran for office in 1998 called himself “Keith Ellison-Muhammad,” and who has received contributions from Hamas front-group the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Read more about Rep. Ellison’s disturbing views in this piece, “Keith Ellison’s Stealth Jihad.”

I’m not in the business of assisting the democrat party, but let me suggest that if they want to increase their appeal in Real America, which just last week delivered the unmistakable message that they reject their current radical leftist approach to politics, choosing Rep. Ellison is the wrong way to go. Do you agree? Please let me know in the comments below.


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