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Maher tells Rep. Ellison the Quran is a ‘hate-filled holy book’ that inspires terrorism.

By Steven Nelson - The Daily Caller | Published: 12:42 PM 03/12/2011 | Updated: 12:49 PM 03/12/2011

On Friday, Minnesota Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison appeared on “Real Time with Bill Maher.” Maher told Ellison, who is a Muslim, that the Quran was a “hate-filled holy book” that inspired terrorism.

Ellison gave an emotional, tear-filled testimony Thursday to a House committee hearing on the radicalization of American Muslims. The hearing, chaired by New York Republican Rep. Peter King, has been labeled by opponents as a witch hunt targeting Muslims.

Maher started his conversation with Ellison discussing the congressman’s conversion from Catholicism to Islam. “You converted as a young man. I didn’t even know you went to prison,” Maher jokingly said.

Ellison then explained that when he attended college he was “interested in social justice, social change” a


Added: Mar-12-2011 Occurred On: Mar-12-2011
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