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Wash Post: Keith Ellison Lying About Relationship With Louis Farrakhan

The newspaper’s fact-checking team blasted the DNC vice chair for claiming his relationship with the anti-Semitic leader ended in 2006.

By NTK Staff | 03.09.2018 @11:00am
Wash Post: Keith Ellison Lying About Relationship With Louis Farrakhan

For years, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) has been dogged by his ties to the anti-Semitic leader of the group known as the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan.

For decades, Farrakhan has used hate speech against the Jewish community to grow his base of supporters. Just last month, he made this proclamation during a speech in Chicago:

“White folks are going down. And Satan is going down. And Farrakhan, by God’s grace, has pulled the cover off of that Satanic Jew and I’m here to say your time is up, your world is through,” he later said.

Ellison, who serves as the vice chair of the Democratic National Committee, defended Farrakhan against charges of anti-Semitism as a law student, but later renounced the Nation of Islam in 2006 when he ran for Congress.

That, Ellison claims, is where his ties to Farrakhan and his extreme ideology ended.

But the fact checkers are the Washington Post say that’s not true. They list three separate instances of events taking place anywhere from 2010 to 2016 that include Ellison interacting with Farrakhan. Here’s how they described one of those interactions:

2016: Ellison met privately with Farrakhan. Shortly after Ellison wrote his Washington Post article, Farrakhan posted an interview on his Facebook page in which he said the “deceitful” op-ed was the result of “Jewish control of politics, economics, Hollywood, music, media.” He also said that Ellison and Rep. André Carson (D-Ind.), the only other Muslim member of Congress, had recently met with him and had a private chat. “Both of them, when I was in Washington, visited my suite and we sat down talking like you and I are talking,” Farrakhan told his interviewer, Munir Muhammad. “But evidently, the enemy has made me the litmus test for all black people who want to rise in their world.”

Despite Ellison and his staff claiming he has “no relationship” with the anti-Semitic leader, the evidence to the contrary is overwhelming. That left the Washington Post with no choice but to give Ellison its harshest rating for telling lies.

“Ellison is trying to have it both ways, publicly distancing himself while privately doing something else,” they wrote. “He earns Four Pinocchios for suggesting his interactions with Farrakhan ended in 2006.”

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