HORRIBLE… Rep. Ellison’s Sobbing Jag at Radical Islam Hearing Was All Based On a Lie (Video)
Radical leftist Keth Ellison (D-MN) broke down and started crying during radical Islam hearing yesterday in Washington DC.
Ellison was crying about American-Muslim Mohammed Salman Hamdani who was killed on 9-11. Ellison sobbed:
After the tragedy some people tried to smear his character solely because of his Islamic faith. Some people spread false rumors and speculated that he was in league with the attackers only because he was Muslim.
It was a touching moment.
Too bad it was all a lie.
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.
Rep. Ellison would rather have you focus on a phony Islamophobic story instead.