Two resolutions designed to crack down on pro-Palestine activism at Butler University failed to pass the Student Government Association.
Americans Muslims for Palestine is calling on Keith Ellison to drop out of an event honoring Yitzhak Rabin. “We do not understand Mr. Ellison’s rationale to be speaking at an event that’s honoring a war criminal,” says AMP Regional Director Shakeel Syed.
That the blatant bigotry of expecting Muslims to prove their loyalty has become a staple of American political life is made that much more obvious by the recent attacks on those who raise entirely legitimate concerns about Zionist lobbying and U.S. support for Israel. Were Congress genuinely concerned about racist canards of “dual loyalty,” they would be spending their time fixing U.S. immigration laws to undo the Muslim ban rather than making false allegations of the canard against two people who are actually its victims.
The creation of the new DNC deputy chair position and appointment of Keith Ellison to this never-before-existing post was an attempt to dress-up another ugly smear campaign against an African American Muslim candidate to protect Israel’s influence over the Democratic Party.
Keith Ellison, the progressive Congressional representative for Minneapolis’ fifth district, is no darling of the…