Muslim Congressman Might Be Appointed To House Intelligence Committee


If reports out of Washington are correct, House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi may be on the verge of appointing Rep. Andre Carson (D-Ind.), the second Muslim to serve in Congress, to the House Intelligence Committee.  If Pelosi (D-Calif.) follows through, Carson will be the first Muslim to serve on that panel.

Carson inherited, oops, won the seat his grandmother previously held in 2008.

Word began to surface on Tuesday, January 13, that this action will be taken by the former speaker via a piece in Politico.  Pelosi has ratcheted up her buzz phrase rhetoric in recent days with the intent of guilting and shaming Republicans into abandoning their plans to counter all the “work” she and her caucus imposed on the American people.  (Or she was pandering to her base.)

Carson would be the first Muslim to serve on the committee and was the second Muslim to be elected to Congress. He already serves on the Armed Services Committee and worked for the Department of Homeland Security’s Fusion Center — the clearinghouse established by the federal government to streamline data sharing between the CIA, FBI, Department of Justice and the military.

Why does this paragraph bring forth a vision of a fox and a hen house?

This is quite a resume being racked up in the American government for a man who had this to say:

“We are not Americans,” he shouted. “We are Muslims. [The U.S.] is going to deport and attack us! It is us vs. them! Truth against falsehood! The colonizers and masters against the oppressed, and we will burn down the master’s house!”

It is this writer’s opinion that priorities should be ordered God, family, country-work, and then everything else, but Christians, the predominant religion in the United States, really haven’t threatened this.

At any rate, according to another 2012 Klein Online quote via Ulsterman, there’s also this:

Rep. Andre Carson (D-Ind.) has a history of association with a radical Muslim group that was an unindicted co-conspirator in a scheme to raise money for Hamas. Carson is currently coming under fire for suggesting the U.S. needs to be “looking at” the madrassa model of education where the Koran serves as foundation. The group in question, the Islamic Society of North America, was listed by the Muslim Brotherhood as a “like minded” organization that shares the goal of an Islamic nation. (NOTE* ISNA is actually a direct offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood.)

And Nancy Pelosi wants to put this man on the House Intelligence Committee.  Ulsterman summed up the disbelief that this could be happening quite well.

It’s not that Andre Carson is a member of Congress who also happens to be Muslim, but rather that Andre Carson is a member of Congress who happens to be a Muslim with long and troubling ties to anti-American organizations that advocate violence against any who oppose Islamic domination of America and the world.

And that is why this is a story that needs to be watched.  Stay tuned.

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Cultural Limits
A resident of Flyover Country, Cultural Limits is a rare creature in American Conservatism - committed to not just small government, Christianity and traditional social roles, but non-profits and high arts and culture. Watching politics, observing human behavior and writing are all long-time interests. In her other life, CL writes romance novels under her nom de plume, Patricia Holden (@PatriciaHoldenAuthor on Facebook), and crochets like a mad woman (designs can be found on Facebook @BohemianFlairCrochet and on Pinterest on the Bohemian Flair Crochet board). In religion, CL is Catholic; in work, the jill of all trades when it comes to fundraising software manipulation and event planning; in play, a classically trained soprano and proud citizen of Cardinal Nation, although, during hockey season, Bleeds Blue. She lives in the Mid-Mississippi River Valley with family and two cute and charming tyrants...make that toy dogs.