As we and others reported Thursday, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., publicly expressed his support for the violent, communist movement Antifa when he posted a photo holding a copy of “Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook.” The tweet sparked condemnation from many, but Newsweek — the liberal outlet that once dubbed Barack Obama “god of all things” — said that backlash against Ellison was the result of racism, bigotry and Islamophobia.
Their proof? Comments made by readers at Infowars and the Gateway Pundit.
This is the tweet that sparked the controversy:
— Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) January 3, 2018
According to Newsweek:
“A Muslim promoting terrorism is not news,” commenter