Vincent Tolliver (pictured) has decided to sue the Democrat’s National Committee for breaching his due process rights and his right to free political expression. Tolliver was among the candidates for the new DNC Chair, but was expelled for pointing out that another candidate – Muslim Democrat Keith Ellison of Minnesota – might not be the best chairman because of Islam’s intolerant views on homosexuality.
Tolliver stated “His being a Muslim is precisely why DNC voters should not vote for him. Muslims discriminate against gays. Islamic law is clear on the subject, and being gay is a direct violation of it. In some Muslim countries, being gay is a crime punishable by death.”
“Clearly,” he continued, “Mr. Ellison is not the person to lead the DNC or any other organization committed to not discriminating based on gender identity or sexual orientation. I’m shocked [the Human Rights Campaign] has been silent on the issue. A vote for Representative Ellison by any member of the DNC would be divisive and unconscionable.”
Tolliver was consequently expelled from the race by interim chair Donna Brazile, who described his comments as “disgusting.” (Note from Balladeer: But of course Muslim homophobia and general intolerance are NEVER to be criticized according to the Democrats.)
Tolliver has now pledged to take legal action against the DNC.
“ The Democratic establishment are denying me due process and are attempting to suppress my voice …” Tolliver elaborated, adding that he stands by his views on Islam.
“The DNC and the Democratic establishment are attempting to prevent me from freely expressing known and indisputable tenets of lslamic law. Moreover, through sleight of hand tactics, interim chair Donna Brazile falsely accused me of discriminating against Mr. Ellison and cast aspersions by suggesting I was intolerant of religious freedom,” he alleged.
“Furthermore, the DNC’s blocking my candidacy is a glaring contradiction to the 2016 Democratic Platform, that ‘as Democrats, we respect differences of perspective and belief, and pledge to work together to move this country forward, even when we disagree.’ I am a lifelong Democratic who believes in people and not power and elitism which has successfully corrupted the DNC and the Democratic Party.” Continue reading