By Ted Sampley
U.S. Veteran Dispatch , http://www.usvetdsp.com
Democrat Keith Ellison is now officially the first Muslim United
States congressman. True to his pledge, he placed his hand on the
Quran, the Muslim book of jihad, and pledged his allegiance to the
Quran Ellison used was no ordinary book. It once belonged to
Thomas Jefferson, third president of the
Ellison, who was born in
Ellison's use of Jefferson's Quran as a prop illuminates a
subject once well-known in the history of the United States, but,
which today, is mostly forgotten - the Muslim pirate slavers who over
many centuries enslaved millions of Africans and tens of thousands of
Christian Europeans and Americans in the Islamic "Barbary"
states. Over the course of 10 centuries, Muslim pirates cruised
the African and
American colonists rebelled against British rule in 1776,
American merchant ships lost Royal Navy protection. With
no American Navy for protection, American ships were attacked
and their Christian crews enslaved by Muslim pirates operating
under the control of the "Dey of Algiers"--an Islamist warlord ruling
1786, Jefferson, then the American ambassador to France, and Adams,
then the American ambassador to
the following 15 years, the American government paid the
Muslims millions of dollars for the safe passage of American ships or the
return of American hostages. The payments in ransom and tribute amounted
to 20 percent of
long after Jefferson's inauguration as president in 1801, he dispatched
a group of frigates to defend American interests in the
First Muslim congressman excites crowd in "Hezbollah City" USA, a.k.a. Dearborn, Michigan.
He urged the group to remain steadfast in their faith and push for "justice." The crowd roared in return,"Allah akbar, Allah akbar, " -- God is great.
"Allaha akbar" were the last words heard on the cockpit voice recorder of Flight 93, just before Muslims murdered all its passengers by crashing the jetliner into the ground.
Muslim presence in Dearborn dates back to the last decade of the 19th century, when men from Lebanon followed a larger number of Lebanese Christian immigrants to the U.S.
Dearborn, which was originally settled in 1795 by German Catholics as a stagecoach stop on the Sauk Trail between Detroit and Chicago, has slowly given way to an escalating population of Palestinian, Lebanese, Yemenis and Iraqi emigrants and their descendants in turn.
Today, Dearborn is dominated by Lebanese Muslims, with an Arab population that has grown to nearly 40,000 from 7,000 in 1970. It has evolved into a midwestern United States re-creation of the Middle East with the second largest concentration of Arabs and Muslims outside the Middle East, second only to Paris.
In July, the Congress of Arab American Organizations sponsored rallies in front of Dearborn's city hall supporting the terrorist group Hezbollah and its rocket attacks on Israel.
Hezbollah is a militant Islamic group founded in 1982 in Lebanon. It is bitterly opposed to the state of Israel and derives substantial financial, technical and military support from Iran and Syria.
Conservative columnist Debbie Schlussel reported that at one of the Dearborn rallies she attended, she heard a Muslim imam yelling to the crowds "Jews are diseased!" She said the rallies were attended and endorsed by most Dearborn's Islamic leaders.
Schlussel, while working for the Detroit Free Press, went undercover into a Dearborn mosque and reported her findings of extensive anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism.
She has referred to Fordson High School in Dearborn as "Hezbollah High" because of its rallies defending the radical Islamic terrorist organization. About 95 percent of Fordson's 2,300 students are Arab. Several Fordson graduates have been arrested on suspicion of terrorist activities including two of its former football stars.
Fifty-two of Fordson's 53 football players are Muslim. Before every game, the team gathers and offers Muslim prayers.
Eight years ago, Dearborn schools banned pork from their lunches to accommodate Muslim dietary guidelines and pressure from organized groups of Muslim parents forced the separation of gym classes by gender in at least one school.
Because so many in Dearborn are so openly pro-Hezbollah, some pundits have referred to Dearborn as "Hezbollah USA."
After his election in November, Ellison, a Minnesota Democrat, ignited a storm of criticism when he announced that he planned to take his oath of office on the Muslim book of jihad - the Quran, instead of the Holy Bible.
U.S. Rep. Virgil Goode, a Republican from Virginia, warned his constituents in a letter last month that the election of Ellison and other Muslims poses a danger to the country.
Ellison, speaking at the annual convention of the Muslim American Society and the Islamic Circle of North America, said that Muslims can help teach America about justice and equal protection. Suggesting a divine Islamic calling, Ellison asked, "Muslims, you're up to bat right now, how do you know that you were not brought right here to this place to learn how to make this world better?"
The convention drew more than 3,000 Muslims from across the country aimed at Islamic revival and reform in the United States.
Ellison, who converted to Islam during college, said he'd use the Quran during his swearing-in ceremony next week. "On Jan. 4, I will go swear an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States. I'll place my hand on the Quran," Ellison said to loud applause. He added, "This controversy has ... made people dust off their Constitution and actually read it "
Interestingly, the Quran demands believers to be completely submissive to a non-constitutional Islamic, theocratic form of government in which the State acknowledges the legal supremacy of God and the teachings of Muhammad.
Muslims, according to the Quran, must fight and kill in the name of Allah, whether they like it or not. Quran 2:216
The Quran is militantly anti-Judeo-Christian. It refers to non-Muslims as unbelievers, hypocrites and infidels directing Muslims to "make war" against them so they might be sent to their "homes in hell." (Surah 9:73)