Ellison says the right is delusional. There has been no legislation offered, at any level, to placate sharia.
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Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the nation’s first-ever Muslim member of Congress, doesn’t mince words when asked about the Republican party’s formal proclamation that the United States is under assault from Islamic Shariah law. “It’s an expression of bigotry,” he said on Wednesday, in an interview with Mother Jones at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. “There has never been any legislation offered to establish Shariah law—not at the federal level, not at the state level. There’s not been a municipal ordinance opposing this, there’s not been anything.”
For Ellison, the anti-Shariah plank was part of a broader narrative of exclusion. “Why do they want to become the party of hate? They’re hating on immigrants who are from Latin America. They’re demonstrating hatred toward Muslims. They’re demonstrating hostility toward women. They act like they don’t like gay people. Who is their party supposed to be made up of in 20 years?”
I kind of hate people who use the expression “hating on.”
I find that to be indicative of being ill-edumacated.
Conservatives expect the party to be comprised of law abiding, fiscally responsible, energetic, patriotic, self-sufficient, educated, God fearing people. If “people of color” are ill-equipped to be in that tent, because you’re all invited, then God Help Us All.