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By Michael B. Brodkorb | May 18, 2006

I was sent two articles written by Keith E. Hakim. These articles appeared in the Minnesota Daily during the time Ellison was a law student.

Earlier this evening I spoke with three former students of the University of Minnesota Law School who confirmed that Keith E. Hakim is Keith Ellison.

In the first article Hakim/Ellison writes about the creation of a state or “land base” for blacks.

“Affirmative action does not make up for past injustices”

In the second article Hakim/Ellison defends Louis Farrakahn. The editor called Hakim’s/Ellison’s article “a genuine threat to the long-term safety and well-being of the Jewish people…”

“Minister Farrakahn never claimed to be Malcom X”


Topics: Keith Ellison | 15 Comments »


  1. This is Truly Shocking Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 10:49 PM

    I cannot believe that Minnesota is likely to elect someone who holds these twisted, anti-intellectual and anti-Semitic beliefs. Mr. Hakim either has some explaining to do, or he has some justifying to do. Does he now reject this garbage, or does he have a good reason for holding these beliefs? Either way, he needs to answer some questions.

    This seems on par with the Minnesota GOP endorsing David Duke (seriously, stop with the predictable and cliché “you already endorsed ‘INSERT CANDIDATE NAME HERE’” because it is already a tired response before you even start to type it).

    I think I may comment more tomorrow. I need to get my arms around this because it is so outrageous.

  2. Keep Digging Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 12:04 AM


    Did you actually read either of the articles? The first one threw out a hypothetical about the actual cost of repirations, and the second was defending inaccuracies writeen in a previous issue.

    I don’t know who this “editor” was who called these a threat to the saftey of the Jewish people, but I am assuming it was someone like you whose comprehension of issues is terribly stunted, and who sees past writings as no more than potential weapons that, if twisted around enough, can be used against the author.

    For a while I was actually worried that Keith may have said something stupid in these articles you have been yammering so much about. But now that I have read them, I am more convinced then ever that not only will Keith Ellison be a great member of Congress, but that you are so hellbent on trying to stop him, you won’t let the truth get in the way of your campaign.

    This site is truly sad, and you owe it to anyone who ever respected you to pull the plug before you give away the final bits of your credibility.

  3. Ryan Ore Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 9:08 AM

    That first article was frightening. Nothing hypothetical about it. He was arguing for segregation and separate but equal. Oh. My. Goodness. What’s more frightening is that people actually agree with him.

  4. Keep Digging Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 10:05 AM

    Yes. Keith was seriously calling for all the profits made by ELVIS PRESSLEY to be returned to the black man.

    I think it is great that Michael has created a new username to defend himself, but come on. Anyone with a brain who reads those articles gets the point.

    How much y’all want to bet that the IP addresses of Ryan Ore and Michael Brodkorb would match, if Michael were not the type who only reports IP addresses of people he is hoping to silence?

  5. rick Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 11:02 AM

    I only read the first article. But there is no question that Hakim was not posing a hypothetical. He was staking out an extreme position from which he might be willing to negotiate down, no question though, that he prefers a somekind of autonomous black state. At least he did 16 years ago.

    This is probably Minnesota’s first foray into Cynthia McKinney Territory

  6. Keep Digging Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 9:14 AM

    So, then you are arguning that a third year law student who happens to share a first name with a congressional candidate was in the process of negotiating repirations payments for black America from white America?

    That is what he was doing?

    He was involved in the actual process of negotiating the terms? Through a college newspaper?

    Because if he wasn’t ACTUALLY involved in negotiations with anyone, then I think it wouuld be fair to say that he was writing hypothetically about repirations.

  7. Minnesota Democrats Exposed » ELLISON IS NO MODERATE Says:
    May 24th, 2006 at 7:31 PM


  8. Kennedy v. The Machine » …With a Ten Foot Pole Says:
    May 26th, 2006 at 7:25 AM

    [...] Ellison, my next congressman, is a anti-semitic Islamist who will serve as a useful new poster child for all that is evil with the American left.  [...]

  9. Minnesota Democrats Exposed » HOW LONG WAS ELLISON IN THE NATION OF ISLAM? Says:
    June 5th, 2006 at 12:45 PM

    [...] But Ellison was writing columns defending Farrakhan as far back as November of 1989. Ellison was also listed as a member of the Nation of Islam up until 1998. [...]

    June 8th, 2006 at 11:18 AM

    [...] But Ellison was writing columns defending Farrakhan as far back as November of 1989. Ellison was also listed as a member of the Nation of Islam and a supporter of Farrakhan up until 1998. [...]

  11. Minnesota Democrats Exposed » ANOTHER BAD PRESS DAY FOR KEITH ELLISON Says:
    June 29th, 2006 at 8:51 AM

    [...] Click here for complete story and here for the articles Ellison wrote as Keith E. Hakim, first posted on Minnesota Democrats Exposed. posted by Michael B. Brodkorb at 8:50 am   [...]

  12. Michael Olenick Says:
    September 13th, 2006 at 7:35 AM


    I’m the editor who wrote the counterpoint for Keith. First, like you’ve already found out, Ellison and Hakim are the same. Second, his articles — while extreme — are nothing compared to how he was in person. Keith Hakim/Ellison WAS an awful person 20 years ago. Can’t say I know much about him now: people do grow up. Still, if he harbors 1/100th as much hate as he did back then Minnesota is poised to send your very own David Duke to Washington.

  13. EDUCATE THE PEOPLE » Blog Archive » Farrakhan’s Candidate Says:
    September 19th, 2006 at 7:18 AM

    [...]   The record shows this to be an outrageous lie.   Blogger Michael Brodkorb at Minnesota Democrats Exposed uncovered two articles that Keith Ellison wrote for the Minnesota Daily under the name Keith E. Hakim as a University of Minnesota Law student in 1989 and 1990. In one Ellison-Hakim repeats standard Nation of Islam (NOI) rhetoric, complaining of “the burden of brutal white savagery” and calls for a secessionist black “land base”…consisting of “Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi.” [...]

  14. WHAT A DUMB MOVE: EXTREMIST ELLISON ENDORSES MADIA | Minnesota Democrats Exposed Says:
    April 10th, 2008 at 11:33 AM

    [...] past involvement in the Nation of Islam, his record of anti-Semitic writings and his comparisons of President Bush to Adolf Hitler would prevent a true centrist from accepting [...]

  15. No. 3 House Dem to Join Louis Farrakhan for Program on ‘Disappearing Black Community’ « Titans of Talk Says:
    March 9th, 2011 at 7:39 AM

    [...] Michael Brodkorb at Minnesota Democrats Exposed uncovered two articles that Keith Ellison wrote for the Minnesota Daily under the name Keith E. [...]


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