I hope the atheists of America took great comfort from remarks last week by Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., who told said: “You’ll always find this Muslim standing up for your right to be atheists.”

Gullibility comes in all shapes, sizes, colors – and apparently religions, judging from the applause that followed.

Ellison was in the middle of a brief interlude from one of his frequent tirades against his own country, suggesting, once again, the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, were staged by President Bush, much like Adolf Hitler burned down the Reichstag in 1933 to expand his control over the nation.

“It’s almost like the Reichstag fire, kind of reminds me of that,” he said in his address last week. “After the Reichstag was burned, they blamed the communists for it and it put the leader of that country in a position where he could basically have authority to do whatever he wanted.”

Ellison stopped just short of charging the terrorist attacks by his fellow Muslims was a government setup, saying: “The fact is that I’m not saying it was a plan or anything like that because, you know, that’s how they put you in the nutball box – dismiss you.”

Well, guess what? Ellison is very much in the nutball box – along with his fellow religionists in London, who, as WND reported earlier last week, were out in force calling for an Islamic takeover of the White House and the rule of the Quran over America and the United Kingdom.

If you had any doubts America’s enemies are here already, these public statements, made in broad daylight, with cameras rolling and recorders capturing the audio, should serve as a wakeup call.

They’re here.

They are unafraid.

They are not intimidated.

They are not cowering in fear.

They are bold.

They have positions of power and influence.

And there is very little price to pay for their outrageous, treasonous, fanatical, murderous calls for mayhem and jihad.

Listen to Anjem Choudary:

If you want to be chilled to the bone, listen to the hysterical, maniacal calls for the death of Western leaders, including Tony Blair and Queen Elizabeth, from Anjem Choudary, co-founder of Al Muhajiroun, a group tied to the 2005 London bombings and which praises the 9/11 attacks.

At the same rally, Abu Saif, believed to be a member of Hizb ut-Tahrir, linked to the most recent bomb attack in Glasgow, added: “Inshallah, (Allah willing), (Blair will) go to the Middle East as an envoy, and he’ll come back in a box. Inshallah. What box that is, we leave to that up to you.”

This public demonstration took place within days of the most recent UK car-bomb attacks and attempted attacks.

Just another day in Londonistan.

It could just as easily be Washingtonistan.

What is the reaction from Western leaders?

New British Prime Minister Gordon Brown refused to outlaw Hizb ut-Tahrir as a terrorist group, instead banning his own ministers from attaching the word “Muslim” to the terrorist threat.

Likewise, President Bush has continued to refer to Islam as a “religion of peace,” preferring, apparently, to pretend the West is not under siege from an evil ideology but rather some sort of epidemic of random criminal violence.

Those who pretend about the goals and intentions of their enemies are rarely victorious, as both Winston Churchill and Ronald Reagan understood so clearly and enunciated so eloquently.

These enemies are not just in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq.

They are here.

They are vocal.

They are unafraid.

They are targeting us.

It’s time to start targeting them.

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