America's first Muslim congressman has provoked outrage by apparently comparing President George W Bush to Adolf Hitler and hinting that he might have been responsible for the September 11 attacks.
Addressing a gathering of atheists in his home state of Minnesota, Keith Ellison, a Democrat, compared the 9/11 atrocities to the destruction of the Reichstag, the German parliament, in 1933. This was probably burned down by the Nazis in order to justify Hitler's later seizure of emergency powers.
"It's almost like the Reichstag fire, kind of reminds me of that," Mr Ellison said. "After the Reichstag was burned, they blamed the Communists for it, and it put the leader [Hitler] of that country in a position where he could basically have authority to do whatever he wanted."
But that's not the clincher. In the Telegraph's article, you will note the caption under Rep. Ellison's photo reads:
Keith Ellison, a convert to Islam, has cultivated a moderate image since being elected last November
I know of no moderate that claims 9/11 was an inside job, I know of no moderate that really and truly believes that Bush is comparable to Hitler. So, we can chalk this up to more skewed information at the hands of those that want America to be presented in the worst possible light. We can chalk up another biased piece of hyperbole to both Keith Ellison and the Leftist media that loves to hear this kind of misrepresentation.
I do not use the term here very often. But I will reiterate that whoever coined the term moonbat, deserves royalties.
UPDATE: Here is the video of Rep Ellison making these comments. As I have already stated, I hear nothing moderate about his comments.