Tea Party Founder–“A Majority of Tea Party Members are Not Fans Of Islam”


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Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips explained why he sent out an e-mail that included the Muslim faith of Minnesota Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison on a list of reasons not to support him, claiming that Tea Party members ought to “seriously consider” whether they should vote for a candidate who adheres to Islam.
 
 “I am not going to apologize because I’m bothered by a religion that says kill the infidel, especially when I am the infidel,” Phillips wrote on the Tea Party Nation website Tuesday. “Should we vote out Keith Ellison just because he is a Muslim? No. But his beliefs define his character and his character is a central issue.”

The original message, which urged supporters to donate to Ellison’s independent challenger Lynn Torgerson, read in part:

“There are a lot of liberals who need to be retired this year, but there are few I can think of more deserving than Keith Ellison. Ellison is one of the most radical members of congress. He has a ZERO rating from the American Conservative Union. He is the only Muslim member of congress.”

Phillips later acknowledged in an interview with The Daily Caller that he was wrong about Ellison being the “only” Muslim in Congress — Ellison was joined by Indiana Democratic Rep. Andre Carson, a convert, in 2008 — but he has since defended his post, and said he suspects a number of Tea Partiers agree with him.

“A majority of Tea Party members, I suspect, are not fans of Islam,” Phillips said. “I, personally have a real problem with Islam. With Islam, you have a religion that says kill the Jews, kill the infidels. It bothers me when a religion says kill the infidels. It bothers me a lot more when I am the infidel.”

He added that he does not think Muslims, or a person of any faith, should be banned from running for Congress, citing a clause in the Constitution that restricts the government from issuing religious tests for office seekers.

When asked if he would vote for a Muslim candidate who was a conservative, he replied, “I don’t know.”

Tea Party Nation is one of many groups that are operating under the “Tea Party” mantle, a decentralized movement that prides itself for operating without a specific leader. Phillips’ organization made headlines when it held a convention in Nashville, Tennessee last February with former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

UPDATE: Ellison responded Wednesday with a statement posted on The Washington Post’s “On Faith” blog.

“I issue a call to civility, and urge Americans to reject the divisive rhetoric of Republican Tea Party leaders like Judson Phillips; including calls for my defeat solely because of my religion,” Ellison said. “…Religious tolerance is a deeply rooted American value, and regardless of political persuasion, it’s a value we must protect.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2010/10/27/tea-party-nation-founder-a-majority-of-tea-party-members-are-not-fans-of-islam/#ixzz13fHCrEJJ

  1. #1 by paschn on 10/28/2010 - 3:12 pm

    Looks as though the Khazar dogs have “bought” control of this movement too. That being said…they, (the Tea party), can kiss my non-Islamophobic ass!
    It’s obvious who is pulling their strings now. Whom does it benefit to have the idiot yanks continue to assume that the enemy to real humanity are Muslims and not the Talmudic parasites?
    As a crafty murdering Jew once said, the best way to control the opposition is to lead them.

  2. #2 by MJ on 10/28/2010 - 3:14 pm

    These people are so misinformed about Islam.

    Just think of the logic:
    So if you are a Muslim male you are allowed to marry from the people of the book but somehow you are supposed to kill your spouse?

    The problems is with the oppressors from every creed.
    Get the truth from people who lived with the Muslims.

  3. #3 by B.A.Frémaux-Soormally on 10/28/2010 - 4:31 pm

    “I am not going to apologize because I’m bothered by a religion that says kill the infidel, especially when I am the infidel,” Phillips wrote on the Tea Party Nation website Tuesday.

    I am for the death penalty for LIARS!

    It is funny that Islam is the only religion in the world to fully acknowledge Believers of at least two religions as PEOPLE OF THE DIVINE BOOK, and it is the only religion in the world to be accused of the worst of intolerance and upon which heaps of lies are dumped daily by so many people and institutions.

    Phillips shoud be sent before the American Sanhedrin and see what the Nasi or Rabbis would decide about this Himalayan LIE!

    If he were a Jew or a Christian, he should have known that Islam accepts him as a believer and not as an INFIDEL! We must take his wored for it that he is indeed an INFIDEL!

  4. #4 by Doug on 10/28/2010 - 6:24 pm

    NeoCon con job.

  5. #5 by KoshM on 10/28/2010 - 7:10 pm

    then what’s the difference between this and the republicans?

  6. #6 by David Rosser Owen on 10/28/2010 - 7:58 pm

    Should it not worry Americans that politicians leading such protest movements as the TEA Party display such militant ignorance?

    Actually “infidel” is not an Islamic word or concept. The Arabic phrase “la deeni” is a relatively recent invention to translate this Western term. There is a number of terms – such as ‘kafir’, ‘mushriq’, ‘mufsid’, ‘munafiq’ – each of which has a fairly precise meaning and none of which means “infidel’.

    I suppose the word the fellow is alluding to is ‘kafir’, but that and its verbal noun refers to someone who has seen the truth (or who knows the truth) but perversely covers it over so that it won’t prick his conscience while he proceeds to live his life in defiance of it [‘kafara’ means to conceal, cover over, or hide]. It is as though he has heard Christ’s statement “Ye shall know the truth and the truth will make you free”, knows it to be true, and turns his back on it: that is a kafir.

  7. #7 by B.A.Frémaux-Soormally on 10/28/2010 - 9:44 pm

    David Rosser Owen October 28, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    “Actually “infidel” is not an Islamic word or concept. The Arabic phrase “la deeni” is a relatively recent invention to translate this Western term. There is a number of terms – such as ‘kafir’, ‘mushriq’, ‘mufsid’, ‘munafiq’ – each of which has a fairly precise meaning and none of which means “infidel’.”

    Absolutely correct. Thanks for the clarification. Islamist, Islamism fundamentalism, fascism….too are not Islamic terms, but they love using them against Islam and Muslims.

  8. #8 by Lydia D. on 10/29/2010 - 1:05 am

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    D Costa:

    “Let us examine the talmud Jason Philips! What does it say about non-believers? What does it say about Gentiles in general?”

    THANK YOU D. Costa. A question that too many falsely proclaimed “christian zionistas” and other Tea Partiers who have bought kosher krap zionism hook, line and sinker, fail to ask themselves.

    My experience with the Tea Partiers is many of them have no clue as to what the origin is that they are fighting against. They are trading themselves from one flock to another.

  9. #9 by B.A.Frémaux-Soormally on 10/29/2010 - 11:19 am

    D Costa October 29, 2010 at 2:40 am

    “Most Americans have nothing against President Ahmadinejad and most of them will immensely like him when they get to know the real person he is.”

    The sad thing is that (and it is not funny at all) when America-Israel (which I have always regarded as one Satanic entity) would start murdering Iranians (for the third time in recent history), it will be with the ‘good’ American people’s money, either from thei taxe or fiat money they allowed Jews to print and loan to them at interest since 1913!

    Our (my) battle remains

    to oppose all wars and the dismantling of all nuclear armaments
    to oppose all governments that wage war against religion, in particular against Christianity and Islam
    to oppose the corporate ‘public’ educational system of brainwashing and control over our kids
    to oppose all laws in favour of immorality

    BAFS

  10. #10 by Bill in Ohio on 11/13/2010 - 4:30 pm

    40,000 Jews live in Iran today! In Peace.

    What is this idiot talking about?

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