Ellison says check out the Gallup poll ~ and who might be over there at the Gallup in charge of Muslim affairs ~
Dalia Mogahed is a Senior Analyst at Gallup and Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies. [+]Ol' Dalia who is also Obama's Islamic faith adviser. We should call those polls ~ wonder working! She can make them say whatever she wants. She is an advocate for Shari'a law. Is also said to have some affiliation with Muslim Brotherhood. Their aim is to create an Islamic state via the power structure.
Keith Ellison could not really stand up to the claims made about the Koran ~ when Muhammad said smooth words like 'there is no compulsion in Islam' ~ that was when he only had 100 followers ~ before he picked up the sword. As a result of this there is a process by which Muslims call abrogation ~ because this man literally changed on a dime ~ when verses contradict each other the later ~ more violent or extremist verses abrogate the earlier moderate ones.
Muslims have been trying to take over Europe, for more than 1000 years ~ the prize at first was the fallen Roman Empire ~ under Syrian rule most of North Africa and up to Spain were taken ~ turned back at France ~ and eventually turned back from southern Spain to North Africa. The reason why we had the rise of Venice and the particularly the rise of Nuremberg ~ was because Muslims had Europe under siege ~ not only in the south but in the east.
Once the Turks took Anatolia now Turkey, and Constantinople now Istanbul ~ there was not one but two attempts to take Vienna, Austria ~ a European centre of culture and learning.
Ellison has not got a leg to stand on. He joined Islam for political reasons [read Nation of Islam] ~ he probably did not fully understand it himself ~ and now he finds he is having to make excuse after excuse ~ for the actual religious doctrine part of it. He takes comfort in the 1.5 billion people forced to remain Muslim around the world ~ under pain of death, torture or imprisonment.
No compulsion to Islam ~ he knows by now ~ is only for western audiences. That's part of the Islamic puppet show! Meant for entertainment.
To Keith Ellison ~ what about Koran 9:29??
Which calls for non-Muslims and even the people of the book to be subjugated and forced to pay their silly tax ~ called a jizya.
Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.
The question is how many people did Muhammad kill ~ let's look at Muhammad's actions
“Kill the idolaters wherever you find them, and capture them, and blockade them, and watch for them at every lookout…” (Quran 9:5).
Muhammad sent Khalid Ibn al-Walid to the tribe of the children of Haritha and told him: "Call them to accept Islam before you fight with them. If they respond, accept that from them, but if they refuse, fight them." Khalid told them: "Accept Islam and spare your life." They entered Islam by force. He brought them to Muhammad. Muhammad said to them: "Had you not accepted Islam I would have cast your heads under your feet"
The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) sent a military expedition to Awtas on the occasion of the battle of Hunain. They met their enemy and fought with them. They defeated them and took them captives.
Some of the Companions of the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) were reluctant to have intercourse with the female captives in the presence of their husbands who were unbelievers. So Allah, the Exalted, sent down the Qur’anic verse: (Sura 4:24) "And all married women (are forbidden) unto you save those (captives) whom your right hands possess." (Abu Dawud 2150, also Muslim 3433)
'Before the end of the world you shall fight the Turks, whose eyes are small and noses flattened and who have ugly red faces, like hammered shields'
'You will see Allah will inherit Persian lands and money, furthermore their women will lie down ready for you to rape them'
While Muslim ladies cover up ~ almost obsessively ~ Muhammad was out there in the crypt ~ with a dead woman!! (Hadith instructions follow)
Keith Ellison must be getting that niggling feeling in the back of his brain ~ in the realization ~ that he already had a heart and he already had a brain!!