Robert Spencer: Pelosi to Name Muslim Brotherhood-linked Congressman to House Intel Committee

Politico reported Tuesday that Nancy Pelosi told a “closed-door meeting” that she was planning in the “coming days” to name the nation’s second Muslim Congressman, Rep. André Carson (D-IN), to the House’s Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Carson already has entrée to highly sensitive areas. He is currently a member of the Armed Services Committee and, according to Politico, has “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.”

t isn’t surprising in the least that Carson would get these plum assignments: he has all the right opinions. He once said that “9/11 was tough on Muslims,” echoing the fashionable view among Leftists and Islamic supremacists that the real victims of jihad terror are the Muslims who are subjected to suspicion and scrutiny in the wake of jihad attacks. The Left is much more concerned about “Islamophobia” than about jihad terrorism itself, and so it isn’t hard to see why Pelosi would admire and favor Carson.

What’s more, Carson is a true believer, an observant, devout and pious Muslim, so he is a favorite of Leftists like Pelosi who are always anxious to demonstrate that they’re much more enlightened, open-minded, accepting and multicultural than those racist, bigoted, redneck tea partiers. Discover the Networks reports that Carson has said that American schools should be modeled on madrassas, “where the foundation is the Qur’an”:

On May 26, 2012, Carson was a guest speaker at the 37th annual convention of the Islamic Circle of North America/Muslim American Society (INCA [sic]/MAS), in Hartford, Connecticut. During his remarks, Carson claimed that U.S. schools should be modeled after madrassas—Islamic schools infamous for their tendency to promote sexist, anti-Semitic teachings. Said Carson: “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. And that model that we are pushing in some of our schools meets the multiple needs of students…. America must understand that she needs Muslims.”

If Pelosi is aware that Carson made this statement, it’s unlikely that it troubled her: she knows that the only people concerned about what might be taught in madrassas (in line with the Qur’an) about the justice of oppressing women and religious minorities are bigoted, ignorant Islamophobes. She knows it’s a religion of peace and justice, and that Carson believes in the true, peaceful form of the religion, not that twisted, hijacked perversion of Islam taught by the Islamic State and the Congregation of the People of the Sunnah for Dawah and Jihad (Boko Haram) and the Party of Allah (Hizballah) and the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) and all the rest of them.

So what could possibly go wrong?

Well, there is the small matter that Carson said the words quoted above at the annual convention of the Islamic Circle of North America/Muslim American Society. The Islamic Circle of North America and the Muslim American Society are Muslim Brotherhood organizations – listed as such in acaptured internal document of the Brotherhood that delineated its strategy for conquest of the United States. The Muslim Brotherhood is dedicated in its own words, according to that document, to “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within, and sabotaging its miserable house.”

If Andre Carson had spoken at the convention of any non-Muslim group dedicated to that goal, would he be getting a seat on the House Intelligence Committee, and already be sitting on the Armed Services Committee? The answer is obvious. But in Carson’s case, the question itself will never be asked. Anyone who raises questions about his association with ICNA and MAS will be derided in the mainstream media as an intolerant fearmonger with a wallet fattened on the greenbacks of well-heeled bigots so brimming with hate, racism and fear that they find nothing better to do with their money than throw millions of dollars around to defame and marginalize innocent, law-abiding, peaceful Muslims.

And that will be that. Carson will go on the Intel Committee, and all will be well, and all manner of thing will be well. He won’t be the first or the last Muslim Brotherhood-linked individual to gain access at high places. How many such straws will ultimately be needed to break the camel’s back remains to be seen, but one thing is certain: Pelosi and her ilk will keep piling them on.