Ellison Sob Story Not Accurate

Rep. Keith Ellison made a tearful presentation to Peter King's hearing yesterday on Islamic Extremism. His anecdote, designed to swing emotions against King, appears to have been less than fairly presented.

...It is actually pretty close to the opposite of the truth. In fact, six weeks after the September 11 attacks — before Hamdani’s remains were identified, which Ellison implies to be the turning point of public perception — Congress signed the PATRIOT Act into law with this line included: “Many Arab Americans and Muslim Americans have acted heroically during the attacks on the United States, including Mohammed Salman Hamdani, a 23-year-old New Yorker of Pakistani descent, who is believed to have gone to the World Trade Center to offer rescue assistance and is now missing.”

That is, Hamdani was actually singled out for particular high honors among the thousands of victims of the September 11 attacks.

Never trust the premise upon which the socialists build their arguments. The facts they present generally aren't facts at all.