Congressional Candidate L. Torgerson vs. CAIR Round 1

Even though the election is not until late next year, Congressional candidate Lynne Torgerson is already getting under the skin of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). Mrs. Torgerson is a tough as nails criminal defense lawyer who will surely make CAIR complain until election day. It couldn’t happen to a nicer group.

CAIR MN’s Zikri denounces Torgerson’s “anti-Islamic” rhetoric
By Hart Van Denburg

Lynne Torgerson, who is running to unseat U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison in Minnesota’s fifth congressional district, is using anti-Islamic language to attack both her opponent and his faith, says Jessica Zikri, spokeswoman for the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

At issue: Language on Torgerson’s Web site that says Islam “is advocating criminal behavior,” and that, “Keith Ellison simply is not a proper person to have in our federal government.”

“It’s obvious she’s attacking his religion,” Zikri says. “She’s attacking his religion to win votes. It exposes her ignorance, and it will be her undoing” in the fifth district, which encompasses Minneapolis and its large Muslim population. With that demographic, “how is being anti-Islamic a way to get votes?”

Torgerson has been taking heat after the Minnesota Independent recently published an interview with her, and politicos who know her views. In an interview with City Pages, Torgerson defended the language on her Web site, which says in part:

“What do I know of Islam? Well, I know of 911. Nineteen (19) men from Saudi Arabia, all Muslim, hi-jacked planes, and flew into the two (2) World Trade Towers murdering thousands of people, and tried to fly into our Pentagon, and some believe they also tried to fly an airplane into our White House. From this, what I perceive is Islam conducting an act of war against my country.”

The Quran actually teaches Muslims to kill people not of their faith, which includes Christians and Jews, which are labeled infidels. (“Slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush.: (Sura 9:5)). This is advocating criminal behavior.

“I’m not aware of Christians doing anything like 9/11,” Torgerson says. But she insists she is not tarnishing an entire religion because of the heinous acts of a few terrorists. And she denies that she is attacking Ellison’s faith.

“People are free to worship whomever they want,” she says. “It’s because of his behavior, not because of his faith,” she says he’s calling Ellison “an inappropriate person to have in Congress.”

Torgerson tells us it is Ellison’s support of the Council on American-Islamic Relations she opposes. The group has been branded by its critics — mostly conservative activists, lawmakers and journalists — of being a terrorist front.

“I do want to protect freedom of religion and speech,” she says. “People are free to worship whomever they want. The question is, how do we address behavior? How do we balance that? How do we even talk about that?”

CAIR has defended itself against these kinds of attacks for years, as it advocates for better understanding and mutual respect among people of all faiths, and fighting for the civl rights of Muslims in the larger American — and non-Muslim — society. Its leaders were among the first to denounce the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and it condemns “religious extremism and the use of violence against innocent lives. There is no justification in Islam for extremism or terrorism.”

Zikri says she doesn’t buy Torgerson’s defense, calling it a transparent attempt to draw attention away from the statements on her Web site, “which have everything to do with Islam and nothing to with CAIR.”

“They are “grossly anti-Islamic” Zikri says. “They expose her ignorance,” use the kind of language that leads to anti-Islamic hate, and need to be denounced by Minnesota’s political and religious leaders.

Rather than trying to inflame the emotions of citizens and voters, Zikir says Torgerson “ought to meet face to face with a Muslim, maybe with Ellison himself,” and try to forge some kind of personal connection in an effort to build bridges.

Link to Article

Right Zikir, because a Muslim would never lie about Islam, and when you speak of building bridges are you referring to something like this?

Omar Ahmad
Co-Founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations
President and CEO of Silicon Expert Technologies.
Former Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP) Officer.

“Those who stay in America should be open to society without melting, keeping Mosques open so anyone can come and learn about Islam. If you choose to live here, you have a responsibility to deliver the message of Islam … Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faiths, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the
only accepted religion on Earth.”

Warn the World



18 comments for “Congressional Candidate L. Torgerson vs. CAIR Round 1

  1. December 19, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Damn…the hair isn't working for her. I know, I know … it's the politics that matter. Always with the snarky from this guy. Meh!

    • January 23, 2010 at 10:39 pm

      It is the politics that matter but with TV, youtube, etc they need to put forward a good appearance. It just doesn't work for them if they are not aware of it. It looks like a teenager's hairstyle.

  2. December 19, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    "in the fifth district, which encompasses Minneapolis and its large Muslim population. With that demographic, “how is being anti-Islamic a way to get votes?”

    Is this a way of saying democracy will not save the West from brutal Islam (ie Muslims because Islam can't work on its own)?

    So what to do?

    • December 19, 2009 at 11:03 pm

      What they fail to understand is that Torgerson has beliefs and sticks to them. She will not just say anything to try and get votes.

    • No Dhimmi
      December 20, 2009 at 1:40 am

      He's basically admitting that there are already hordes of pushy, aggressive and bigoted Muslims in this country who are influencing politics. Great! Just like Europe…

      The time is now for more politicians like this woman – a good Swede, eh? – to push back, before it's too late and there are even more aggressive, pushy and bigoted Muslims in the U.S. to influence politics.

  3. Ron
    December 19, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    I'm a bit confused by her comment where she states she's not trying to "tarnish" the whole religion based on the acts of a few. What? Why does she stick to that PC spin? I thought calling out the entire religion was the whole objective here.

    • December 20, 2009 at 1:45 am

      Lets see what she has to say in the future.

      Happy holidays to you and your family!

  4. No Dhimmi
    December 20, 2009 at 1:31 am

    Who cares what CAIR has to say? They ARE a terrorist front operation funded by the Muslim Brotherhood, which has stated that its goal is to Islamize the United States and replace the American Constitution with the violent and barbaric disgusting Islamic/sharia law.

    CAIR needs to be destroyed – read "Muslim Mafia." The FBI are now investigating CAIR for its terrorist connections. Ibrahim Hooper is a traitor to the U.S. And it looks like Ellison is too – if "Muslim Mafia" is correct, it appears that Ellison has been trying to get Muslim interns into sensitive areas of the U.S. government, including national security agencies.

    Ellison needs to go – I hope this woman wins, and I'm glad she's playing the anti-Islam card. I've never encountered such a detestable woman-hating ideology in my life. Muslim mobs destroy every country they enter, enslave the women and abuse non-Muslims.

    BE ANTI-ISLAM. Look at the Muslim world – do you want to see the U.S. turn into THAT?!

  5. December 20, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Torgerson will be successful if she sticks to attacking the barbaric and unconstitutional aspects of Islamist ideology and Sharia Law. She should challenge Ellison to state his positions on those same ideological points. Let the voters decide who will better represent the interests of the citizens in her district. If Congressional Representatives are sworn to uphold the US Constitution, it will be clear that Ellison cannot while embracing Sharia Law.

  6. December 20, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Do you have a link for the quote from Omar Ahmad, co-founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations?

    • December 20, 2009 at 7:19 pm

      Sure, here is all the dirt on them. Just scroll down for that quote.

      CAIR, already took the owner of the site to court to try it and get it taken down. They lost as all the site is doing is repeating CAIR's own words.

      Happy holidays!

  7. Solomon
    December 21, 2009 at 1:49 am

    Virginia's 11Th District Congressman Gerry Connolly (D) IS A PUPPET WHO'S STRINGS ARE CONTROLLED FROM THE HOUSE OF SAUD OR MORE PRECISELY PRINCE WALID BIN TALAL. Virginia has been the lauching pad or Base or headquarter from where to carry out total stealth Jihad. Saudi Arabia has spent more than billions of dollars in 'Dawa' or conversion by hook or crook including gulible Americans who seem to think Trinity is not logical yet Illusions of heavenly virgins are more convincing. WAKE UP AMERICA DO NOT LET A WILLFULL INGNORANT POLITICIAN DECIDE THE FATE OF YOUR COUNTRY. THE CANCER WILL SPREAD TREAT IT OR IT WILL DESTROY THE HOST. EDUCATE YOURSELVES AND POLITICIANS ALIKE ABOUT TROJAN HORSE AMONGST THEIR MIDST.

  8. mark
    December 24, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    “The attitude of the Muslims toward the Christians and the Jews is that of a master toward slaves,” a British diplomat, H.E.W. Young, reported as late as 1909, “whom he treats with a certain lordly tolerance so long as they keep their place. Any sign of pretension to equality is promptly repressed.”

  9. micrbu
    July 2, 2010 at 10:41 am

    I would rather die killing 10 mo/allahs than to submit to their moon god!!

  10. August 7, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    What everyone forgets is that muslims are only 17.4% of world population. They may be 20% in michigan, but that is still only the hair on the dogs tail. That is not enough to wag the dog. Americans need to go after this cult and get them out of our country, one way or another. That to me means no holds barred! Here is an article I wrote on my blog. I am not apologetic about this.

    Muslim Grave Desecration Training Program
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