Three things seem clear to me.
- If the Muslim Brotherhood wants to petition the U.S. government, or cultivate politicians that would support its efforts, that's hardly unusual. All sorts of organizations do the same thing.
- Being outrageously outraged about what Bachmann is saying is at least as silly as whatever it is she is saying. I would bet there's at least a 75% overlap of those who would condemn Bachmann for McCarthyite tactics and those who regularly denounce anti-tax bete noire Grover Norquist* and ALEC. We all have our boogeymen.
- Going after Keith Ellison is silly. He's irritating and a regular vote for nonsense, but he has no power in Washington and likely never will. No point to it.
*The funny thing is, Norquist might have some Muslim Brotherhood issues of his own to deal with.