America is the root cause of violent extremism, Congress's foremost apologist for Islamic terrorism told a White House conference last week.

In rambling remarks Feb. 18 at President Obama's so-called Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) used the opportunity to smear America, downplay Muslim violence, and urge law enforcement to go easy on suspected Muslim terrorists.

Ellison accused the U.S. of breeding terrorists by somehow persecuting Muslims.

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