The Muslim Plot to Conquer America (Through Basic Human Decency)

The United States’ first Muslim congressman, Keith Ellison of Minnesota, was arrested about an hour ago along with seven other activists protesting the Muslim government of Sudan’s expulsion of foreign aid agencies.

Remember when Virginia congressman Virgil Goode protested Ellison’s decision to swear his oath of office on a Koran as a threat to American “values and beliefs”? (Not to mention the first step in what Goode predicted could be a Muslim conquest — by election! — of America)

Looks like he’s been vindicated now! Because America WILL NOT STAND for protesting murderous, dictatorial regimes, no sir.

Sigh. And if you think Goode was a lone kook, check out the shit Ellison has to deal with at home: A report from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute “researched and written by Eric Ostermeier, suggested that Ellison’s out-of-state contributions came from Muslims and asked, ‘Who does Keith Ellison represent?’”

I think we know the answer today — evil Muslims in an insidious conspiracy to protect victims of Sudan’s fundamentalist regime.

Will they stop at nothing?

Jeff Sharlet is a founding editor of Killing the Buddha, coauthor with Peter Manseau of Killing the Buddha: A Heretic's Bible (2004) and co-editor of Believer, Beware (2009). Sharlet is also the author of Sweet Heaven When I Die, (2011), C Street, (2010), and the New York Times bestseller The Family (2008).