Left Wing Judenrats and Christian apologists are offended at Rep. Allen West's (R- FL) remarks about Rep. Keith (Muslim) Ellison's (D-MN) religion

Allen West’s straight talk about Islam has a group of national Jewish and Christian organizations demanding that the controversial congressman apologize for remarks he made about Keith Ellison, a fellow member (and Hamas supporter) of Congress.

Miami Herald Leaders of the Interfaith Alliance, the Rabbinical Assembly, the Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism and the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, said in a letter to the Broward Republican that he has a “tendency to offer intemperate comments about Islam” that “intensify an unsettling trend of anti-Muslim rhetoric and fear.” (a well-founded fear and loathing)

The letter cites a recent interview on the Shalom Show in which West responds to a question about Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and his Islamic religion, by saying that Ellison “represents the antithesis of the principles on which this country was established.”

“We urge you not to use the prestige of your position in the U.S. House of Representatives to proselytize for one religion or demonize another,” the letter says. (He is not proselytizing for any religion, he’s simply stating the truth about Islam)

West, who caused a stir on the campaign trail last year when he said that Islam is “totalitarian theocratic political ideology” and “not a religion,” replied in a letter of his own that he is “neither anti-Muslim nor anti-Islam” but against “the extremist, radical element that has hijacked Islam.”

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And West says his comments were not directed at Ellison’s religion but his support of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a national Islamic civil liberties organization that West suggests is a group that may “masquerade as more peaceful moderates.”

The Palm Beach Post reported that West clashed with the South Florida director of CAIR, Nezar Hamze, at a town hall meeting in Boynton Beach on Monday. At the meeting, Hamze told the congressman that he has “consistently demonized and insulted my religion.” (Awwww, payback’s a bitch, ain’t it?)

“I will always defend your right to practice a true religion under the First Amendment,” West said, adding that he is “not going to stop speaking the truth.” He then listed violent incidents in Islamic history.

“Your version of Islam is exactly what the anti-Islam people are teaching you,” said Hamze, who added that violence has “nothing to do with Islam.” (No, nothing at all. LOL)

Even more interesting were the comments from readers.

Is it possible that this schmo is a black redneck? When it comes to violence and religion, refer to the holy wars, the anglican church, the inquisition and the Nazi party.

Posted by: yo | February 02, 2011 at 07:34 PM

What authority have the Christian, Jewish and Muslim organizations to deny me, Allen West or any citizen of the United States our First Amendment right to speak up about any religion in any way we want, as long as their religions are not persecuted? How come they are not so dedicated to condemn those who use their First Amendment rights to promote and distribute pornographic movies, pictures, music, etc.? Could it be because many of those who distribute that crap are their main donors?

Posted by: xerxesblack | February 02, 2011 at 07:48 PM

Ironically Mr. West, a black men cites historical references to support his assertion of Islam being a violent religion. If we were to use his twisted logic we would have to conclude that the white man is a violent and racist creature based on historical events. West is an idiot.

Posted by: WTFWest | February 02, 2011 at 09:24 PM

What authority has xerxesblack to deny the Christian, Jewish and Muslim organizations their First Amendment right to speak up? Luckily s/he has that right (even if without authority).

Posted by: Dan | February 02, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Amen to Rep. West. Finally a man who will speak the truth and stop coddling Muslim extremists and their apologists.

Posted by: Manny | February 02, 2011 at 10:34 PM

Is the CAIR organization that Mr. West is referring to the same one that has ordered all Muslims not to speak to the FBI, or else? They have even printed posters depicting an FBI investigator as some sort of sinister creature.
If that is the case, then he is right on the mark.

Posted by: Eric | February 02, 2011 at 10:34 PM

As a Christian who is a staunch supporter of Israel & my jewish kin- I find West’s honesty to be refreshing and exactly what’s needed. This guy from CAIR purposely went looking for a fight- West met him with charm and honesty. Shame on these Jewish/Christian shills for questioning him. Enough of the PC police…

Posted by: Go West!! | February 02, 2011 at 10:54 PM

Gee, if only congressman Allen were a Democrat. He wouldn’t have to worry about being attacked and vilified in the press. But thankfully he is a conservative, patriotic Republican and that is why the intelligent people of Florida elected him. Unfortunately for democrats and Islam alike, it seems to be that pesky bright light of truth that always keeps getting in their way.

Posted by: dtom1955 | February 03, 2011 at 07:17 AM

Gee, if only Republicans would pull their heads out of their collective nether regions, they would realize that most Muslims are conservatives and would support less government involvement in personal lives, less taxes, less corruption in society (pornography, drug usage), and less laws that penalize the family.

But it’s OK. You’ve showed us that you don’t care how we vote politically, the only reason any of you “claim” to be conservative is to push your evangelical interpretation of Christianity on the masses. Who has the “totalitarian, theocratic political ideology” now?

Posted by: sick and tired | February 03, 2011 at 09:28 AM

Allen West probably does not even know that about 30% Black people during slavery time brought in this country were muslims. To say that Islam is not religion it is only show tha he is really never learn anything about the history of religion. Throughout the story of the Prophets bring the truth to the humankind, but they suffered a great deal. people would hate them and torture them and deny them.

But I am not suprise if he learn Islam 101 from somebody like Pat Robertson etc. ” Do not argue with the people of the book but in the best manner except with those who do wrong, and say to them: “we believe in that which has been revealed to us and revealed to you, our God and your God is one and to Him we have submitted.” [Quran 29:46]
muslim believe all the prophets that God send to this earth. I hope he would learn the truth and respect others.Being humble is better than being arrogance.

Posted by: anisa | February 03, 2011 at 02:28 PM

I’ve seen the interview, and I was shocked that the question about Keith Ellison was about the first or second question asked. The show’s backdrop was of Jerusalem, and it was set up as though it came from Israel, but I suspect the whole thing was a neo-con set-up to call attention to the fact that Keith happens to be a Muslim.

When will people who are passionate about Israel realize that disseminating religious bigotry isn’t helping the cause of Israel? It simply draws attention to the fact that Israel is moving to the right, and becoming more hateful and bigoted to the Palestinians. The Israel Lobby no longer has anything to do with progressive thought, but has joined the racists and the war-mongers.

Progressives should organize in this man’s district and start the electoral campaign against him today. Given his extremism, I don’t think he should be that hard to beat.

Posted by: PilgrimSoul | February 03, 2011 at 07:32 PM

Every time that Allen West opens his mouth he says something stupid. It could be regarding another congressman or the events in Egypt. Does he realize that Florida was one of the states hit the hardest in the real estate bubble and now the foreclosure fraud? Were is he in these issues?

What about health care? I am sure he enjoys the government-run health care now that he is a congressman. What about the rest of us? It is you are on your own.

Posted by: Silvia Hall | February 03, 2011 at 09:01 PM

People should send him boxes of Oreo Cookies

Posted by: Allen West | February 03, 2011 at 10:13 PM

Does this moron realize that he is black?

Posted by: Allen West | February 03, 2011 at 10:15 PM