Keith Ellison on the Bill Maher show:

“As you know (to Bill Maher) as a student of religion, books are complex, are complied, and taking them out of context is a very easy thing to do.”


: “I’ve heard this many times and I don’t buy it, I’m sorry. Sam Harris says on almost every page the Koran instructs observant Muslims to despise non-believers, and he quotes it.”


: “That’s absurd , that’s ridiculous and untrue, that’s untrue […] why don’t you read the part where it says that anyone who takes a life is if he killed a whole world, and anyone who saves a life, is as if he saved a whole world. What about the one where is says let there be no compulsion in religion, and that it’s literally wrong to impose someone’s faith.”


The Tundra Tabloids’ good friend and colleague, Andy Bostom took note of the exchanges on the Bill Maher show, and noticed Congressman Ellison lying through his teeth in predictable fashion of a dawa spreading, taqiyya spewing, Muslim apologist. Here’s what the dragon slayer has to say about Ellison’s performance. KGS

NOTE: Ellison says any text can be taken out of context, then proceeds to do just that.

Congressman Keith Ellison’s Taqiyya

Matthew Shaffer of NRO (as noted here by Ethel Fenig) exposed Keith Ellison’s mendacioustaqiyya (Koran-sanctioned Islamic dissimulation) theater during the Congressman’s testimony at Thursday’s Homeland Security Hearings on American Muslim radicalization.

The next day, during a 3/11/11 interview with Bill Maher (on “Real Time With Bill Maher”), responding to Maher’s complaint that, “[Islam] comes from a hate-filled holy book, the Koran, which is taken very literally by its people,” Ellison invoked a deceitfully redacted extract of Koran 5:32, and the ostensible Koranic paean to “tolerance,” verse 2:256.

Ellison’s disingenuous response was predictable.

Following the murderous acts of jihad terrorism committed on September 11, 2001, Ibn Warraq highlighted the tragic irony of many apologists quoting selectively from Koran 5:32, “whoso slays a soul …shall be as if he had slain mankind altogether; and whoso gives life to a soul, shall be as if he has given life to mankind altogether”, attempting to demonstrate that the Koran disapproved of violence and killing. Here is the entire verse (5:32), quoted in full context, with the intimately related verse, Koran 5:33:

(5:32) Therefore We prescribed for the Children of Israel that whoso slays a soul not to retaliate for a soul slain, nor for corruption done in the land, shall be as if he had slain mankind altogether; and whoso gives life to a soul, shall be as if he has given life to mankind altogether. Our Messengers have already come to them with the clear signs; then many of them thereafter commit excesses in the earth. (5:33) This is the recompense of those who fight against God and His Messenger, and hasten about the earth, to do corruption there: they shall be slaughtered, or crucified, or their hands and feet shall alternately be struck off; or they shall be banished from the land. That is a degradation for them in this world; and in the world to come awaits them a mighty chastisement

[For direct comparison see, Mishna, Sanhedrin, IV, 5, “Thus was created a single man, to teach us that every person who loses a single soul, it shall be written about him as if he has lost the entire world, and every person who sustains a single soul, it shall be written, about him as if he has sustained the entire world”]

As Warraq noted, with regard to Koran 5:32/33, 1

The supposedly noble sentiments are in fact a warning to Jews. [2 see these commentaries as well] “Behave, or else” is the message. Far from abjuring violence, these verses aggressively point out that anyone opposing the Prophet will be killed, crucified, mutilated, and banished

Regarding the other pacific sounding verse Congressman Ellison cited, 2:256, it must be contextualized by Muhammad’s bellicose evolution within the Koran itself. But how, exactly? Abrogation is critical to understanding this evolution. Ali ibn Abi Talib—revered by Shiite Muslims and Islam’s 4th “Rightly Guided” Caliph—is reported to have told a pious Muslim companion, Abdul Rahman

“[C]an you differentiate between abrogating and abrogated verses” Abdul Rahman said, “no.” Thereupon Ali said “Thou art damned and causeth others to be damned.”

Read the rest here.

NOTE: Keith Ellison bawling his eyes out over Bostom’s exposing his taqiyya tactics.


  1. Finally we see takiyya in action and on live TV. Now if only we could capture the same when everyday Muslims interact with kufar.

    I really think that Bill Maher has hit a nerve on this one. Of the several dozen people that were interviewed on his movie Religulous, the only people he didn’t believe were the Muslims, despite his animosity for some of the other beliefs.

    He really said a profound thing at the end of the movie: “Grow up or die.”

    And it is Muslims who are at the forefront of those who do not wish to grow up.

    It is only a matter of time before some Muslim clerics claim that the Japanese earthquake is Allah’s punishment for not believing. When they say that, I hope that millions of people turn away from the hateful ideology. Make that hundreds of millions.

    The world deserves better than Islam.

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