Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) said on Wednesday that the Islamic State is "as Islamic as the Ku Klux Klan is Christian."

CNSNews.com asked Ellison: "The Atlantic magazine's Graeme Wood recently wrote that 'the Islamic State is Islamic. Very Islamic' and that 'the religion preached by its most ardent followers derives from coherent and even learned interpretations of Islam.' Do you agree that the Islamic State is Islamic?"

Rep. Ellison said: "I do not agree. It's as Islamic as the Ku Klux Klan is Christian, right. It is, of course, you know, the Ku Klux Klan uses Christian rhetoric. They throw crosses around. But what person going to church on any given Sunday recognizes that as their faith? And so, that's the same way that I believe that ISIS is Islamic."

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