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Rep. André Carson to become first Muslim lawmaker to House intelligence committee

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The Muslamic Sharia Law is here? Expect the GOP to try and use this as fodder to feed their base.

Pelosi to name first Muslim lawmaker to House intelligence committee

By Lauren French: 1/13/15 10:32 AM EST

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced in a closed-door meeting Tuesday she would name the first Muslim lawmaker to the House’s Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

A senior Democratic aide said Rep. André Carson of Indiana would be named in the “coming days” to the key national security-focused panel. Pelosi (D-Calif.) told lawmakers of the appointment during the members’ weekly caucus meeting.

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.

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  • downwithpants

    I hate her not for the reasons you might think I hate her voice

  • Wonder if we’ll hear that accusation that he’s “a part of the Muslim Brotherhood?”

  • Wonderful…

  • cmyfe .

    What’s this now? Intelligence Jihad?

  • Reynardine

    Don’t worry. There are plenty of both telescopes and microscopes in the world.

  • JD

    The Crypt Keeper has already given her opinion I wont post link give her views We all can guess what she said hint it same crap she says every time

  • The greenmantle

    I am slightly confused . Is this some sort of group looking for intelligence on capital hill as it seems in short supply ?

    Sir David

  • Reynardine

    No, he got it for not being George W Bush.

  • Reynardine

    I await the Republican reaction.

  • mindy1

    *Pam Geller explodes*

  • downwithpants

    Yeah remember the high hopes for Obama?…heck he got a peace prize for showing up

  • Razainc_aka_BigBoss

    I see it more as harm reduction sometimes I wish he was a bit more radical and anti-military industrial complex and police militarization.

    For all his problems on race Ron Paul was a rare politicization in that regard. I wish André Carson would break more from the party line and the peoples politician but that expecting too much plus he doesn’t get right kind on push and support from the American Muslims community to do that so that they would really have his back if he did get more aggressively anti-imperialistic.

    His picture with Madelaine Albright was disappointing but I can imagine far worst people being on that committee. Although I don’t expect him be all that much different from Democrats, maybe him being a Muslim can add tiny bit on sanity in the House Intelligence Committee.

  • GaribaldiOfLoonwatch

    I’m curious if he will be able to make a difference or how much he even controls of his own policy-making. A lot of that stuff comes from the top of the Democratic party and they are mostly establishment ghouls…I wasn’t impressed with Carson at all on the I/P

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