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Rep. Keith Ellison’s Tearful Story about a “Disparaged Muslim” Who Died in the 9-11 Attacks Doesn’t Match the “Reality”
March 11, 2011 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Christianity, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: 9-11, Mohammed Salman Hamdani, Radical Muslim, Rep. Keith Ellison, Rep. Peter King | 4 comments
Mohammed Salman Hamdani is a true American hero. At the age of 23, the New Yorker of Pakistani descent charged into the World Trade Center in the initial moments after the planes had flown into the Towers, to render whatever aid he could. Like many who gave the ultimate sacrifice on that horrific day, this great nation honors him.
But if you were listening to the hearings being held by Congress under the leadership of Rep. Peter King (R-NY) with regard to the radicalization of Muslim Americans, you could have had a different impression. In a very tearful soliloquy from Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), himself a Muslim, we were told of the horrendous manner in which Mr. Hamdani was villified by this country in the days and weeks after 9-11, even linking him as one of the attackers.
Rep. Ellison’s account, however, does not match up to any internet search on Mr. Hamdani, and it certainly does not match the recognition accorded to this young hero by our Legislators in the passing of the Patriot Actm which occurred BEFORE Mr. Hamdani’s remains were found:
Matthew Shaffer at National Review has the rest of the story.
Does Ellison’s account check out with reality?
No. It is actually pretty close to the opposite of the truth. In fact, six weeks after the September 11 attacks — before Hamdani’s remains were identified, which Ellison implies to be the turning point of public perception — Congress signed the PATRIOT Act into law with this line included: “Many Arab Americans and Muslim Americans have acted heroically during the attacks on the United States, including Mohammed Salman Hamdani, a 23-year-old New Yorker of Pakistani descent, who is believed to have gone to the World Trade Center to offer rescue assistance and is now missing.” That is, Hamdani was actually singled out for particular high honors among the thousands of victims of the September 11 attacks.
There’s little evidence of the “rumors” of which Ellison speaks, either. Poke around yourself. Go to Google and search for Mohammed Salman Hamdani’s name, using various time frames from before today’s hearings (say, in the week after the September 11 attack). You’ll discover two discordant sets of returns: none for sites and news reports accusing Hamdani of being a terrorist, and many thousands of pages honoring him as a hero while claiming that he was “widely accused” of being a terrorist.
For the record… There have been 16,921 Deadly Islamist Attacks since 9-11.
For the article and video of Rep. Ellison’s Emmy-award winning performance: http://gatewaypundit.rightnetwork.com/2011/03/horrible-rep-ellisons-sobbing-jag-at-radical-islam-hearing-was-all-based-on-a-lie-video/
July 30, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, Politics, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: EIB Network, HotAirPundit, Rep. Anthony Weiner, Rep. Peter King, Rush Limbaugh | 1 comment
July 30, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, Politics, Uncategorized | Tags: 9-11, First responders, Healthcare, Rep. Anthony Weiner, Rep. Peter King | 2 comments
Opposition explains what the problem is:
WH “Social Director” Won’t Appear before Congress: Position so Important warrants “Separation of Power” Claims
December 2, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Economy, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Desiree Rogers, PM Dr. Singh, Rep. Peter King, Robert Gibbs, Tariq Salahi | 1 comment
“Desiree Rogers position as the White House Social Secretary must require National Security Clearances. The White House is asserting that for Congress to request to speak with her over the details of the recent “Party Crashers” at the White House State dinner for Dr. Singh of India would cross the lines of the separation of powers between the branches of our government:
“I think you know that, based on separation of powers, staff here don’t go to testify in front of Congress,” Gibbs said. “She will not be testifying in front of Congress.”
This isn’t a matter of executive privilege. This doesn’t have anything to do with advising the President, or foreign policy… This is about working with the Secret Service,” King said.
“This is a serious mistake they are making,” he said. “It poisons the waters.”
“I hope they reconsider before it rises to a confrontational level,” he added.
July 6, 2009 in Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: heroes, Michael Jackson, pedophile, Pres. Barack Obama, Rep. Peter King | 1 comment
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