Intelligence-committee choice linked to Muslim Brotherhood, more
U.S. Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind.
When House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi selected the first Muslim ever to serve on the House’s Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, she chose a man with a history of questionable associations.
Earlier, the Middle East Forum’s Islamist Watch project, run by expert Daniel Pipes, revealed Pelosi pick Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., received campaign contributions from numerous radical Muslim groups.
For example, Carson received a $5,000 campaign contribution in 2008 from the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, an unindicted co-conspirator in a terror-financing trial in which the federal judge found “ample evidence” of CAIR’s links to Hamas. Carson received another $1,000 in 2014.
Carson, however, has an even larger relationship with another radical group, the Islamic Society of North America, or ISNA, which was listed by the Muslim Brotherhood as a “likeminded” organization that shares the goal of an Islamic nation.
Carson received over $30,000 in campaign contributions “from individuals associated with CAIR and with the Islamic Society of North America, which was also named an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation case,” the Daily Caller reported last week.
Carson has been openly active with ISNA. At ISNA’s annual convention held at the end of August 2008, Carson and Rep. Keith Ellison participated in a panel discussion entitled “Mobilizing the Muslim Political Machine: Effective Strategies for Community-Based Political Advocacy.” The panel focused on community organizing tools for and participation in the electoral process, as well as how to create political action committees.
Carson and Ellison again participated at the July 2009 ISNA convention. The topic of discussion this time was “Effective Strategies for Muslim Political Advocacy.” The panelists, including Ellison and Carson, shared ideas on how the Muslim community can effectively engage in political advocacy.
At another ISNA session, the two panelists addressed the state of education in the Muslim community.
Carson also gave a speech in May 2012 to the convention of the Islamic Circle of North America. During the address, Carson stressed the importance of the Quranic model of education found inside madrassas.
He stated: “America will never win the war against terrorism without help from the Muslim community. America will never tap into educational innovation and ingenuity without looking at the model that we have in our madrassas, in our schools, where innovation is encouraged, where the foundation is the Quran.”
Continued Carson: “And that model that we are pushing in some of our schools meets the multiple needs of students. … I have found that we need an educational model that is current, that meets the needs of our students. America must understand that she needs Muslims.”
Many madrassas have a reputation for teaching anti-Western values.
Written by AARON KLEIN
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