Anti-Muslim Activist Philip Haney Is On ‘Special Covert Assignment’ Against Keith Ellison

Philip Haney speaking at ACT for America's 2016 conference (Image from C-SPAN coverage)

Philip Haney, a former Department of Homeland Security agent who has become an anti-Muslim speaker and right-wing media darling over the past few years, told Intercessors for America prayer activists last Friday that he has spent the past several weeks on “special assignment” in Minnesota to stop Rep. Keith Ellison from being elected Minnesota’s Attorney General. IFA’s Dave Kubal said that Haney was calling in while on his way to Detroit for a “similar type of assignment there.”

Haney is the author of the 2016 book “See Something, Say Nothing; A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government’s Submission to Jihad.” He claimed that former President Barack Obama committed “treason” and based on his  allegation that the Obama administration forced DHS staffers like him to modify or delete information related to counter-terrorism efforts, demonstrating a “willingness to compromise the security of citizens for the ideological rigidity of political correctness.”

Haney was a guest on IFA’s now-weekly pre-election prayer call last Friday; he followed Rep. Mike Bost. Asked by IFA’s Dave Kubal what’s at stake in the 2018 midterm elections, Haney said, “What’s at stake is our sovereignty, the right to choose the form of government we would live under.”

“This is a moment that’s generational,” said Haney, “and now is the time for us to stand up and take our place in representation of government as ordained by God and to reaffirm the values that our country was founded on, and choose life, not death.”

Haney said the Constitution is threatened by “progressive leftist socialists” and by the Islamic movement, which he said wants to impose Sharia law:

And that’s where Keith Ellison comes in. He’s actually a hybrid between both. He represents and is supported both by antifa,, the Democratic national party’s position on abortion, open borders, sanctuary cities, every platform of the left, whereas on the other side he’s also affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, which is the global Islamic movement that seeks to establish Sharia law.

Haney’s anti-Ellison tour through Minnesota included an October 11 appearance on WDSM radio in Duluth, where Haney said of Ellison, “When I was in active duty law enforcement I tracked him.” Haney said he wasn’t in Minnesota for five minutes before he “saw great indicators of financial fraud,” with hundreds of millions of dollars leaving Minnesota and coming out of a black hole on the other side of the world, some of it going to fund jihad.

He appeared on John Parson’s “Christian Perspectives” podcast, where he charged that Ellison is an advocate for open borders and would turn Minnesota into a “sanctuary state.” He said he believes Ellison is running to be in a position of authority in order to resist Trump’s efforts to enforce immigration laws.

Haney told Parsons that God told him to go to Minnesota after he spent nine weeks in Michigan working to prevent a Muslim candidate from becoming the Democratic gubernatorial candidate there, and then some Minnesotans asked him to come and work against Ellison’s election. He said that he has pulled together a group called Minnesota Minutemen to create daily anti-Ellison memes; he also promoted Third Rail Talk, a site that calls itself part of a “movement to reclaim Minnesota,” and that quotes Haney calling Ellison “the face of Hamas.”

At a forum in St. Cloud sponsored by a group called Concerned Community Citizens, he said Ellison wants to bring Sharia law to the U.S. He showed a PowerPoint presentation featuring images of stories from right-wing news outlets including a story quoting anti-Islam activist Robert Spencer that claimed Ellison was linked to Hamas.

Last year, Haney appeared with former Rep. Michele Bachmann on an End Times radio show in which he called Trump’s election “a combination of Passover, a great deliverance, and the re-declaration of independence.” In March 2017, he made a similar statement to the few dozen people who showed up at what was meant to be Trump supporters’ answer to the massive women’s marches during Trump’s inaugural weekend.

On IFA’s call, Kubal asked about the impact of the election on the “deep state” and those who “have a socialist agenda for our nation.” Haney said that the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh showed “the way these people behave when they’re in positions of authority and power…they tried to destroy his life.” Kubal said he remembers the “demonic screams” from the gallery during the preliminary vote on Kavanaugh, a sign of the “major spiritual attack” being made against the U.S.

Haney said that he is optimistic; he knows that God will bless the U.S., he said, because Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. He talked about a section of the biblical book of Isaiah that says the Lord will give a crown of glory to those who “join the battle at the gate.” Washington is a gate, he said, and “Minnesota happens to be a gate right now.”

Kubal also read a question that had been submitted by one of the callers: “Why does George Soros hate America so much?” Haney said it reminded him of the biblical story when Jesus was brought before Pontius Pilate, who found no fault in him, and the crowd hollered, “We have no king but Caesar” and “Crucify him!.” Said Haney, “We’re in kind of a place like that, where we will nail good to the cross for the sake of our own worldview.”