Pelosi’s cozy connection with Keith Ellison: A match made in Minneapolis

(or) How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love the “End Racial Profiling Act”

By Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

19 December 2006: Less than 12 hours after the six Muslim religious leaders were removed from a US Air flight on November 20, 2006, I wrote the following:

The response to the perceived threat aboard flight 300 by Muslim leaders is a clear example of the manifestation of ideological jihad, a troubling tactic used by Muslim leaders to shift people’s focus away from the actions of Islamic terrorists and make them fear a lawsuit nearly as much as possible terrorist activity. A working example of this strategy in progress can be seen in the public reaction and comments of those talking about the events that have taken place aboard U.S. Air Flight 300. Mark my words - U.S. Air flight 300 will become a “water shed event” in the history of Islamic Jihad in the United States.

In an interview with reporter Audrey Hudson of The Washington Times on the following day, I was quoted as predicting this event would be a watershed event in the U.S. in the advancement of Ideological Jihad as described above. As I predicted, the security apparatus erected to protect our families as they travel for the Christmas holidays is under threat of being razed by a cozy relationship between House Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi and Representative-elect Keith Ellison, who are conspiring to pass the End Racial Profiling Act during their first 100 hours of legislation activities. Alone, that action will result in the deconstruction of a vital law enforcement tool used for the security of America. But it gets worse - much worse. Both Pelosi and Ellison have publicly expressed their desire to criminalize the act of profiling. The defining moment used for this very purpose: the “controversial” expulsion of the six Muslim leaders from US Air flight 300, and event attended by Representative-elect Keith Ellison and an event where Ellison met with one of the six expelled imams Omar Shahin at the conference. The conference, by the way, was held in Representative-elect Ellison’s Minneapolis district.

I’ve been an investigator for 21 years and I don’t believe in coincidences, especially not this one.

In an article written by Audrey Hudson of The Washington Times on 13 December 2006 about the removal of the imams from the aircraft for their suspicious behavior, it was reported that CAIR “maintains that police and witness reports detailing the imams unusual behavior before their removal last month were ethnically and/or religiously motivated.” Shifting the focus from the Imams’ behavior at the airport and aboard the aircraft to the response by authorities is the very tactic of the Ideological Jihad being waged against the U.S. I described less than 12 hours after this incident took place. Now, it seems apparent that Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi, cozy with Representative-elect Keith Ellison, got the event they needed to push through this once-defunct and functionally flawed legislation within their self-imposed first 100 hour time frame.

Convenient - yes. Coincidental - I doubt it.