Rep. Keith Ellison: Root cause of terrorism is income inequality, or something

Anybody else noticing a concerted effort on the part of the Dems to tie terrorism to “income inequality”?

First John Kerry, and now Rep. Keith Ellison:

JON MEACHAM: How do you talk to people — you must have constituents. You must have people who say what is it with the Islamic world? Why does such a fundamental threat to our national security seem to come disproportionately from that world of faith?

KEITH ELLISON: You know what? What I tell them, it’s not about the faith. What it’s really about is in some parts, particularly in the Arab world, there has been, quite frankly, a lack of democracy. We all just saw the Arab Spring ripen into the Arab Winter and now in Egypt we don’t know what’s going to happen in Syria, wow, what’s going to happen there. But it’s really not the faith. What it is is, you know, people who don’t want to yield power to the vast majority and people are struggling over that. And people struggle over that all over this world. We struggled over it here, which is why I named the book, “My country ’tis of thee.” And right here in the United States today, we’re trying to struggle for a greater amount of inclusion and democracy and when you look at income inequality, I mean, this is a real challenge.

As it becomes increasingly clear that prog/lib policies are disastrous, using fears of terrorism as excuses for redistribution will become more common.