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Bachmann Claims 'Flying Imams' Were Attending Victory Party Of Muslim Congressman
Eric Kleefeld –
Michele Bachmann just can't turn down an opportunity to attack a Democratic politician -- even if the "opportunity" is a lie. During an interview with right-wing talk radio host Lee Rodgers, Bachmann declared that the "Flying Imams" -- six Muslim men who were removed from an airplane at the Minneapolis airport in 2006 -- had been in Minnesota for the victory party of Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress.
Bachmann's line about the imams can be found at the 4:30 mark in this YouTube, which also contains a wider-ranging discussion of such issues as President Obama apologizing for America, and the fierce threat of the loss of American sovereignty:
"The imams were actually attending Congressman Keith Ellison's victory celebration, when he won as a member of Congress," said Bachmann.
For the record, the imams were in fact attending a conference that was held on November 17-19, 2006. Keith Ellison's victory party was presumably held on November 7, 2006, the night of the 2006 mid-term elections that brought both himself and Bachmann to Congress.