Randall Terry Recruits Anti-Choice, Anti-Muslim Challenger To Keith Ellison

Anti-choice zealot Randall Terry, the founder of Operation Rescue, is keeping his promise to recruit his followers to run as candidates for office in order to use a loophole in election law that allows them to air lurid ads against abortion. After running a delegate candidate in Washington D.C. last year, Terry recruited a primary challenger to Speaker John Boehner and is himself running against President Obama in the Democratic presidential primary.

Now, Terry acolyte Gary Boisclair has announced a primary challenge to Minnesota Democrat Keith Ellison. Andy Birkey of the Minnesota Independent notes that Boisclair, who hasn’t lived in Minnesota since 2003, donned a chicken costume to protest the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan:

Bosclair’s campaign against Ellison won’t just focus on the congressman’s pro-choice views, but also on his Muslim faith. Terry had his own campaign to destroy copies of the Quran, and Bosclair is putting Ellison’s religion front and center in his latest ad:

UPDATE: YouTube removed the ad “as a violation of YouTube’s policy on shocking and disgusting content” and the Boisclair campaign has now posted it on the Media Research Center’s MRCTV

Boisclair states:

It is common knowledge that Ellison is proud to publicize his devotion to the writings contained in the Koran.

This TV ad references several verses in the Koran which call for violence against Jews and Christians.

The call to violent acts against Christians and Jews within this ‘holy’ book should alarm every American. The fact that a U.S. Congressman swore an oath on a book that calls for most of us to be persecuted is an outrage.

The Koran is a pillar in Islam’s ‘Sharia Law,’ which is a comprehensive code of ethics governing both the private and the public behaviors of all ‘good’ Muslims. Sharia law— as seen in dozens of Muslims nations—leads to the oppression of its non-Muslim citizens, and the loss of fundamental human rights for all.

The fact that Ellison swore an oath to uphold the Constitution on a book that would destroy the Constitution is as ludicrous as it is absurd.

We did not pick this fight; Islam’s war against Christianity and human liberty has raged against us for 1400 years. We are merely responding with the truth.