André Carson, the U. S. Representative for Indiana’s 7th Congressional District announced at the “Islamic Circle of North America” convention in 2012 that American schools should follow the model of Islamic madrassas – Islamic schools with religious teachings founded on the Quran.
Carson told “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.”
My guess is that if a Christian Congressman made the same statement indicating Bible-study class, you’d be hearing about it in a more fanatical fashion from the mainstream press. But I digress… Do you believe the comments by Carson raises any red flags? No? Well then how about this:
At the same conference, Carson also made a dire warning to U.S. undercover law enforcement: “Allah will not allow you to stop us.”
Still cool with you? – by Rodney Lee Conover
André Carson will soon sit in on meetings where some of America’s most precious secrets are examined because Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is set to appoint him to the House Intelligence Committee.
To be fair, Carson issued a statement, clarifying his remarks which said he did not believe any particular faith should be the foundation of our public schools – but the instructional tools these schools utilize to empower young people are what’s important:
“Christian, Jewish, and Islamic schools have experienced notable success by casting off a one-size-fits-all approach to education, and this is a model we must replicate..”
Hmm.. I need to find more – how about you? There’s this:
Congressman Carson found himself in bad company this past December when he was scheduled to be featured on a panel with a known Al-Qaeda webmaster and Taliban fundraiser, Mazen Mokhtar, during the just-concluded 2014 Muslim American Society/Islamic Circle of North America 2014 convention held in Chicago.
In 2004, Mokhtar was named in a federal affidavit in the case of a UK-based Al-Qaeda website that raised money for the Taliban and other terrorist organizations.
According to the Washington Post:
Meanwhile, a New Jersey man is under investigation for having helped a British computer specialist, also arrested in London this week, allegedly solicit funds for a terrorist group by creating and operating an exact replica of the British man’s Web site.
Mazen Mokhtar, an Egyptian-born imam and political activist, operated a Web site identified in an affidavit unsealed Friday by the U.S. attorney’s office in Connecticut. The Web site solicited funds for the Taliban and Chechen mujaheddin, according to the affidavit. It is an exact replica of Web sites operated by Babar Ahmad, who was arrested in England on a U.S. extradition warrant this week.
The affidavit said the New Jersey home of the mirror Web site operator, identified on a Web site as Mokhtar, was searched in the recent past and that copies of Azzam Publications sites, operated by Ahmad, were found on Mokhtar’s computer’s hard drive and files.
Officials at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office, which is leading the investigation, declined yesterday to comment on Mokhtar or the New Jersey investigation.
A CNN report (now removed from their website!) added:
Federal officials are investigating a man accused of running Web sites that are exact replicas of those used to solicit funds for the Taliban and Chechen mujahedeen, according to a criminal complaint filed Friday by the U.S. attorney’s office in New Haven, Connecticut.
Law enforcement sources identified the man as Mazen Mokhtar, 36, of New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Those sources said Mokhtar is the “specific individual who resides in the United States” referred to in the affidavit as working with Babar Ahmad to solicit funds for the “blocked organizations … in an effort to support their goals.”
Hat tip / PJ (Media) Tattler
Honestly, what’s this Mokhtar guy even doing in this country? Why do we put up with “fundraisers” for any of these sociopaths? When he shows up to a conference, put him in handcuffs and whisk him off to Git-Mo. Cut off the funding you fools.
Although he was quick to walk back his prounouncements about madrassas, Carson has never backtracked on his comments regarding violent extremism and law enforcement’s ability to stop it. Wow – I feel safer already.
Is this Islamaphobia? Yeah, I guess – I’m afraid of the wrong people knowing our State secrets – I’m only asking for a little more vetting… wait – a lot more vetting.
His statements don’t make me feel any better about him either, such as a Huffington Post interview where he spoke of his time as a police officer assigned to track terrorism and conduct counter-intelligence.
“What I learned is that in the U.S., as in the UK, it is impossible to fight the threat of global terror without help from Muslims.. but there is a problem with institutional bigotry.”
And I can’t publish a cartoon without folks reminding me I may get shot down inside my office or my head chopped off for doing so.
Anything there Andre? Nancy? … Bueller?…. Hello?
Friend me on Facebook – if you dare. No one turned away.
RELATED VIDEO CONTENT: Pelosi’s Pick For Intelligence Committee Has Received Thousands From Islamic Groups, Once Touted Madrassas
The lawmaker House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi plans to name to a House intelligence committee received political contributions from Islamist groups named as unindicted co-conspirators of terrorist organizations and once gave a speech in which he said that the U.S. education system should be based on the Koran.
Pelosi will name Democratic Indiana U.S. Rep. André Carson to the House’s Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, it was reported Tuesday. Carson will be the first Muslim to hold that position. He is one of two Muslims currently in Congress. Carson has raised eyebrows with some of his past political and religious remarks, and he’s received tens of thousands of dollars in campaign money from groups implicated in terrorism investigations.
In a May 26, 2012 speech at the 37th Annual Islamic Circle of North America-Muslim American Society Convention in Hartford, Conn., Carson spoke about how Islamic teachings would improve the U.S. education system.
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