Congressman Rebukes Fellow Muslim For Linking Islam To Terrorism

A Muslim congressman has lashed out against a fellow Muslim on Capitol Hill.

Congressman Keith Ellison denounced Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, for warning that political Islam has a militant strain that's used to justify terrorism.

Jasser told a congressional briefing that terrorism won't be stopped until his Islamic faith goes through its own Reformation to separate mosque and state.

Ellison responded by accusing Jasser of giving people a "license for bigotry."

The Minnesota Democrat said every religion has its violent extremists, and told Jasser, "I think people who want to engage in nothing less than Muslim-hating really love you a lot, because you give them freedom to do that."

But Jasser declared, "This is an Islamic problem and it needs an Islamic solution."

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  • by Anonymous on Oct 2, 2009 at 06:16 PM
    To Southern Liberal. Your ridiculous. You are a christian by name only. Don't fool yourself. You know you don't live it. You talk big though! Blah Blah Blah. Im a christian and your not. You sound like a second grader.
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  • by southern liberal Location: eastern NC on Oct 2, 2009 at 07:23 AM
    You know a quick google and the list of organizations that meet the definition of terrorist with the word christian attached is staggering. I am a christian, but I also hold that this nation, found on the premise of religion freedom ( to worship or not worship)needs to be honored. I think that was an astute statement about the Muslim faith needing a reformation in the separation of mosque and state. Unfortunately, the " christian terrorist" and others would like to see the demise of the separation of church and state and have a theoracy. To me, the most dangerous christian terroist in this nation, is anyone REPUBLICAN.
  • by Ted Location: NC on Oct 2, 2009 at 06:10 AM
    This is ridiculous...if you read the Koran you will see that it talks about burning cities if people do not submit, tells you how many times you can beat your wife, etc...terrorism is Islam...
  • by Anonymous on Oct 2, 2009 at 05:44 AM
    That is because ISLAM = Terroism!!!!
  • by Moma Location: NC on Oct 2, 2009 at 04:24 AM
    I think its time to investigate Congressman Ellison!!!
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Oct 2, 2009 at 04:02 AM
    Typical congressman with his head in the sand. As best I can obtain from the news these days Islam is tied to terrorism like Karo to syrup. I haven't seen any christian terrorist groups operating. The congressman must be more militant than he would like for us to know, so grow a beard, tie your turban and grab your AK47.

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