Permission (to fight) is given to those upon whom war is made because they are oppressed, and most surely Allah is well able to assist them -- Quran 22:39"Real Time" host Bill Maher challenged Rep. Keith Ellison on his Muslim religion. Maher cited several passages from the Quran that call for violence, especially against the infidel.
Rep. Ellison countered with passages from the Quran that called for peace and tolerance. Ellison attempted to blame radicals separate from Muslims or Islam.
However, Bill Maher’s point is correct the so-called Ideologues, which Rep Ellison referred to, draw from the Quran for justification for hate against America and American interests.
There is also the problem that there are Muslims who believe that Mr. Ellison is an apostate if he condemns the 9/11 attacks.
Maher allowed his guest to present politically correct religious relativistic arguments about Islam instead of recognizing Islam’s unique role in the world today for terrorism and hate against the Jewish people. (see 5:47min video)
The fact of the matter is Muslims use the Quran for their justification for terrorism against the Western world. Below Osama bin Laden gives the reason, he inflamed the Muslim world against the United States in 1998 in this open letter to America. (see document)
As any fair-minded observer can deduce there is something in Islam’s Quran that encourages murder for Allah. Have you forgotten, Nick Berg or Daniel Pearl both men decapitated as their Islam terrorists murders shouted Allah Akbar over the blood curdling screams of both tortured men.
There is not one religious relativistic example that anyone can sight in modern times that adherents of Buddha or Jesus Christ murdered an innocent while shouting, In the name of Buddha or In the name of Jesus Christ I kill you.
Sorry Rep. Ellison Islam and it’s Quran are unto themselves a self a singular religion that inspires acts of wanton terrorism, on this point Bill Maher is absolutely correct politically correctness notwithstanding.