‘Burn This Book’ Exposes Keith Ellison’s Anti-American, Marxist and Islamist Associations and Agendas
Washington, D.C.—Two months ago, Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison issued an astonishing—and revealing—public demand that Amazon CEO Jeffrey Bezos submit his company’s printed and digital products to censorship by the discredited Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). In addition, Ellison called for Amazon to no longer publish works by authors that the SPLC deems to be “haters.” Ellison actually insisted that any such material in Amazon’s inventory be destroyed.
The Center for Security Policy (CSP) is proud to announce the publication of the new book that may have prompted Rep. Ellison to out himself as a book-burner.
In “Burn This Book: What Keith Ellison Doesn’t Want You to Know About His Radical Marxist and Islamist Associations and Agenda,” author, filmmaker and national security expert Trevor Loudon has written a carefully documented account of the congressman and would-be Minnesota attorney general’s long history of embracing both of America’s greatest internal threats: Shariah-supremacism and neo-Marxism.
As Loudon demonstrates, even as Ellison portrays himself as a patriotic champion of “social justice,” he continues myriad personal and political associations with individuals and groups openly hostile to the U.S. Constitution and Western civilization.
“Burn This Book” meticulously details Rep. Ellison’s decades-long—and continuing—record of personal involvement with openly anti-American organizations, parties and people. It begins with the congressman’s attraction during his college years to communism and leftist movements. Then, although Ellison was born and raised a Roman Catholic, as a 19-year-old student at Detroit’s Wayne State University, he converted to Islam and became involved with the viciously anti-Semitic and racist Nation of Islam (NoI).
In due course, Keith Ellison putatively broke with Louis Farrakhan and his NoI organization in favor of extensive and ongoing relationships with many fronts of the jihadist U.S. Muslim Brotherhood. Indeed, Rep. Ellison continues to be a frequent keynote speaker at the fundraisers and conventions of Brotherhood groups like the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Muslim American Society (MAS).
The fact that many of these Brotherhood front groups were named in 2008 by the Department of Justice as unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation/Hamas terrorism-financing trial appears to be of no concern for Ellison. Shortly after five Holy Land defendants were convicted, the congressman’s hajj to Mecca in December 2008 was paid for by MAS, which describes itself as the overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States.
Particularly worrisome is the fact that, as the Democratic National Committee’s Vice Chairman, Keith Ellison has also forged close ties with the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood’s political umbrella group. The USCMO is increasingly intimately affiliated with Turkey’s Brotherhood-tied regime of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP). USCMO figures, including Ellison, meet regularly at the Lanham, Maryland, Diyanet Center of America, the U.S. hub for Turkish operations in this country. The increasingly aggressive hostility of Erdogan’s Turkey towards this country also appears not to trouble Rep. Ellison.
It is noteworthy that Keith Ellison’s political fortunes have relied heavily on support from the generally Sharia-supremacist Somali immigrant and refugee community in Minneapolis. Ellison’s past and present political campaigns rely on votes from places like “Little Mogadishu” in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, whose residents openly declare their preference for Sharia, Islam’s totalitarian political-military-legal doctrine, over the U.S. Constitution.
Trevor Loudon performs a public service by thoroughly documenting the funding and support that Keith Ellison has received from the likes of the Minnesota Communist Party, the Muslim Brotherhood and the communist Democratic Socialists of America. With a deep understanding of how both the radical leftist and Islamist arms of the “Red-Green axis” have infiltrated U.S. society, Loudon leads the reader through a thicket of seeming contradictions in Ellison’s life and politics.
Frank J. Gaffney, the Center for Security Policy’s president, addressed one such contradiction upon the publication of “Burn This Book.”
“Keith Ellison famously raised his right hand to take the oath of office as a U.S. Representative with his left hand on the Quran,” Gaffney said. “The episode epitomized his troubling record and proclivities. After all, the oath to ‘protect and defend the Constitution of the United States’ is a solemn pledge to uphold freedoms guaranteed by that document—including, Americans’ freedom of speech and the press. Pursuant to its Article VI, those who so swear must abjure and disavow any other law or set of laws except the Constitution as the supreme law of the land. So, which was the falsehood for Ellison: his words of allegiance to the Constitution or his left hand on the book that is the primary source for Sharia, Islam’s alien, supremacist and anti-constitutional legal system?”
Loudon’s new monograph could not possibly be more timely or more crucial for Americans whose choices at the ballot box depend on accurate information about the candidates—including what they would rather not advertise. While much of our national security leadership’s attention is, of necessity, focused on challenges from abroad, this book offers insights into arguably equally urgent domestic threats that the Center for Security Policy hopes may be addressed with greater understanding for our leaders and the public alike having the opportunity to read these uncensored pages.