Thanks a lot, Minnesota.

Thanks a lot for voting this radical islamist asshole to public office.

Bush like Hitler, says first Muslim in Congress

America’s first Muslim congressman has provoked outrage by apparently comparing President George W Bush to Adolf Hitler and hinting that he might have been responsible for the September 11 attacks.

Addressing a gathering of atheists in his home state of Minnesota, Keith Ellison, a Democrat, compared the 9/11 atrocities to the destruction of the Reichstag, the German parliament, in 1933. This was probably burned down by the Nazis in order to justify Hitler’s later seizure of emergency powers.

“It’s almost like the Reichstag fire, kind of reminds me of that,” Mr Ellison said. “After the Reichstag was burned, they blamed the Communists for it, and it put the leader [Hitler] of that country in a position where he could basically have authority to do whatever he wanted.”

When martial law is declared next year, and the 2008 elections are called off because of “national emergency”, I’ll retract this post… Of course that won’t happen, because conspiracy theorists like this dangerous moron are just that, conspiracy theorists. So what’re they putting in the water in Minnesota to make them vote for this sort of trash?

A convert to Islam who was previously linked to the extremist Nation of Islam, Mr Ellison, 42, has cultivated a moderate image since being elected last November, concentrating on issues such as health and education.

I have no idea. Let’s hope it’s not contagious.