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Indiana Muslim running for Congress wants to combat ignorance about his faith
Associated Press ^ | February 15,2008 | KEN KUSMER

Posted on 02/15/2008 10:23:49 PM PST by jan in Colorado

A convert to Islam stands an election victory away from becoming the second Muslim elected to Congress and a role model for a faith community seeking to make its mark in national politics.

Political newcomer Andre Carson is the Democratic nominee in a March 11 special election to succeed his late grandmother, Julia Carson, representing Indiana's 7th District. She died in December of lung cancer, and her grandson is seeking to fill out the rest of her sixth term, which expires at year's end.

If Andre Carson wins the Democratic-leaning Indianapolis district over a freshman Republican legislator and a long shot Libertarian candidate, he would join Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., as the only Muslims elected to Congress.

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And if Barack Hussein Obama wins...
1 posted on 02/15/2008 10:23:51 PM PST by jan in Colorado
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To: jan in Colorado

There goes the neighborhood.


2 posted on 02/15/2008 10:27:19 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee ("A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.")
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To: jan in Colorado
wants to combat ignorance about his faith

So he'll advocate running 9-11 footage 24/7 on C-SPAN?

3 posted on 02/15/2008 10:27:36 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Pro-life atheist who will never, ever sit by while HRC or Obama is in the running)
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To: USF; Fred Nerks; george76
After Julia Carson died Dec. 15, Louis Farrakhan delivered a eulogy at her funeral, leading some local political bloggers to question Andre Carson's ties to the controversial Nation of Islam leader.
4 posted on 02/15/2008 10:28:13 PM PST by jan in Colorado ("It's easier to believe a lie one hears 1,000 times than to believe a fact that one has never heard)
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To: jan in Colorado
Perhaps he would do better by explaining where he and others of his faith have been opposing and combating those who belong to their religion and engage in beheading, suicide attacks, hijackings, female mutilation and the rest of the oppressive actions of Al Qaeda, Taliban, Hamas and such.

That is the only “explanation” I’d be receptive to.

5 posted on 02/15/2008 10:30:58 PM PST by DakotaRed (Keep following the media as they sell out America)
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To: jan in Colorado
His faith is ignorance.
6 posted on 02/15/2008 10:31:53 PM PST by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: DakotaRed

Where is the ACLU as Islamic Lawmakers bring Islamic Law to America?


7 posted on 02/15/2008 10:31:55 PM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: jan in Colorado
Indiana Muslim running for Congress wants to combat ignorance about his faith.

I would suggest he start in Iran, then Syria, and perhaps next, Saudi Arabia. Just for starters, you know.
8 posted on 02/15/2008 10:32:17 PM PST by papasmurf (Calm down! I've got Greenspan's book, you jerk!)
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To: jan in Colorado
A democrat and a muslim convert to boot
Why am I not surprised.....
9 posted on 02/15/2008 10:32:18 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: jan in Colorado
Indiana Muslim running for Congress wants to combat ignorance about his faith

Well, we have one thing in common. I want to combat ignorance about his faith, too.

10 posted on 02/15/2008 10:32:36 PM PST by the808bass
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To: Darkwolf377
wants to combat ignorance about his faith

So he'll advocate running 9-11 footage 24/7 on C-SPAN?

AND PBS

That would allow them to truly live up to their title as a Public Broadcasting Service for a change.

11 posted on 02/15/2008 10:32:50 PM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: weegee
Where is the ACLU as Islamic Lawmakers bring Islamic Law to America?

If it's anti-Christian, it's a good thing. Until it kills them, of course. But useful idiots are never quite 20/20 sighted.

12 posted on 02/15/2008 10:33:37 PM PST by the808bass
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To: jan in Colorado; forkinsocket; Candor7; Beckwith; SunkenCiv; Chgogal; Marine_Uncle; LucyT

Sons and daughters of Muslims who arrived in the U.S. from Asia and Africa are energized politically and working on campaigns...


13 posted on 02/15/2008 10:34:01 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: jan in Colorado
He converted to Islam more than a decade ago and began attending prayers at Nur-Allah Islamic Center, a predominantly African-American Sunni mosque.

"For me, what appealed to me about Islam was the universal aspect of Islam," Carson said. "All faiths teach universality. But with Islam, I saw it regularly in the (mosques), the praying, the different races."

After Julia Carson died Dec. 15, Louis Farrakhan delivered a eulogy at her funeral, leading some local political bloggers to question Andre Carson's ties to the controversial Nation of Islam leader.

idiot. islam sees the black races as nothing but slaves and cannon fodder.

14 posted on 02/15/2008 10:34:06 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: jan in Colorado

All he has to do is condemn Muslim violence and make it convincing. IMO, he can’t/won’t do it.


15 posted on 02/15/2008 10:34:12 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: jan in Colorado
they're closing in.

what other faith, of all the faiths we tolerate in America, has come at America in quite this way?

16 posted on 02/15/2008 10:34:43 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (anyone can be a soldier in peacetime.)
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To: jan in Colorado
"Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Qur'an should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth"
--Omar Ahmed, Chairman of the Board of CAIR (Council of American Islamic Relations), San Ramon Valley Herald, July 1998
17 posted on 02/15/2008 10:35:09 PM PST by jan in Colorado ("It's easier to believe a lie one hears 1,000 times than to believe a fact that one has never heard)
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To: Stoat

I hope I am just being paranoid and reactionary, but this is the kind of story that makes me fear for this country’s future. I know every generation has folks like me, but...I dunno, it just seems different.


18 posted on 02/15/2008 10:35:29 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Pro-life atheist who will never, ever sit by while HRC or Obama is in the running)
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To: jan in Colorado

Want to prove me wrong about what I think of Islam, Mr. Carson?

Draw me a picture of Mohammad kissing a Jew.


19 posted on 02/15/2008 10:36:41 PM PST by airborne (I'm leaving the Republican Party! They do not represent me or my values!)
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To: Fiddlstix

Watch this situation repeat itself often if the Democrats do win big on November 4! The U.S. will truly lose its identity just like what’s still happening throughout Europe. A “mess” is truly coming to the U.S.!


20 posted on 02/15/2008 10:37:15 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (Vote for conservatives AT ALL POLITICAL LEVELS! Encourage all others to do the same on November 4!)
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To: jan in Colorado

“...combat ignorance about his faith...”

Does that mean attempting to convert people?
Or does it mean perpetuating a lie?


21 posted on 02/15/2008 10:40:48 PM PST by G Larry (HILLARY CARE = DYING IN LINE!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Dearbornistan has already planned a parade.


22 posted on 02/15/2008 10:46:14 PM PST by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: Darkwolf377
I hope I am just being paranoid and reactionary, but this is the kind of story that makes me fear for this country’s future. I know every generation has folks like me, but...I dunno, it just seems different.

I don't think that you're being overly paranoid or reactionary at all.  A number of things that are going on these days trouble me more acutely than I have been in a very long time.  As an example, the popularity of B. Hussein Obama reminds me of Jimmuh Carter's campaign.  During those times, women in particular were overjoyed by him, and would talk endlessly about his 'beautiful smile' and 'down to earth manner' and how 'friendly' he seemed....never any comments on his substance, or lack thereof..  Obama appears to have the black and much of the women's vote locked down over his appearance and his vacuous, grand-sounding but ultimately empty speeches. And women are 'fainting' for him, either as a campaign ploy or as real hysteria.....or both.

Obama Campaign Theatrics · MyNorthwest.com

23 posted on 02/15/2008 10:47:07 PM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: jan in Colorado

24 posted on 02/15/2008 10:48:12 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: jan in Colorado

Strategic disinformation to lull us into a false sense of security.

I’ll never buy it.


25 posted on 02/15/2008 10:49:55 PM PST by Califreak (Hangin' with Hunter-under the bus "Dread and Circuses")
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To: Westlander

The Muzz-Busters need to counter-demonstrate.


26 posted on 02/15/2008 10:50:21 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee ("A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.")
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To: jan in Colorado

I guess he doesn’t really know what goes on in Africa regarding arab muslims and “other races” that they spoke of so dreamily in the article...

I will never for the life of me understand how black americans can get suckered into this insanity.

If they really knew what was going on wouldn’t they be madder than hell?

But then, if they follow Farrakhan they would see “white devils” as the enemy.

Ignorance abounds.


27 posted on 02/15/2008 10:54:08 PM PST by Califreak (Hangin' with Hunter-under the bus "Dread and Circuses")
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To: All
Author sees Islam's 20-year plan for U.S.

1.Terminate America's freedom of speech by replacing it with statewide and nationwide hate-crime bills.

4. Nominate Muslim sympathizers to political office to bring about favorable legislation toward Islam and support potential sympathizers by block voting.

8. Encourage Muslims to penetrate the White House, specifically with Islamists who can articulate a marvelous and peaceful picture of Islam. Acquire government positions and get membership in local school boards. Train Muslims as medical doctors to dominate the medical field, research and pharmaceutical companies. (Ever notice how numerous Muslim doctors in America are, when their countries need them more desperately than America?) Take over the computer industry. Establish Middle Eastern restaurants throughout the U.S. to connect planners of Islamization in a discreet way.

19. Send intimidating messages and messengers to the outspoken individuals who are critical of Islam and seek to eliminate them by hook or crook.

There are twenty total, and they have achieved ALL twenty of them!

28 posted on 02/15/2008 10:56:36 PM PST by jan in Colorado ("It's easier to believe a lie one hears 1,000 times than to believe a fact that one has never heard)
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To: george76; AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

Sure will be nice when he has his lying ass handed to him in November.


29 posted on 02/15/2008 10:59:57 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________Profile updated Sunday, February 10, 2008)
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To: the invisib1e hand
what other faith, of all the faiths we tolerate in America, has come at America in quite this way?

NONE

NEVER FORGET!

30 posted on 02/15/2008 11:06:38 PM PST by jan in Colorado ("It's easier to believe a lie one hears 1,000 times than to believe a fact that one has never heard)
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To: jan in Colorado

31 posted on 02/15/2008 11:08:08 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: jan in Colorado

Then how about going to the middle east and get a start on it there where the largest problem is and the greatest amount of good can be done, eh Mr. Moonbat?


32 posted on 02/15/2008 11:09:09 PM PST by tpanther
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To: Fred Nerks

You caught me, Fred. I wasn’t expecting it. LOL


33 posted on 02/15/2008 11:11:24 PM PST by jan in Colorado ("It's easier to believe a lie one hears 1,000 times than to believe a fact that one has never heard)
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To: Darkwolf377

It is different, because kids have been taught moral relativism and to either hate their own country/be ignorant of their own country.

Our parents ,many of us, and our grandparents wouldn’t stand for this kind of sh1t. The younger kids are taught to despise nationalism, patriotism, pride and individualism, and that everything is okay. If the shift happens, it’s just a reflection of society’s changing morals, which are relative. ‘roll with it’ or be called intolerant, fined, jailed or worse.


34 posted on 02/15/2008 11:12:10 PM PST by Secret Agent Man
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To: Brad from Tennessee

There goes national security.


35 posted on 02/15/2008 11:12:50 PM PST by donna (Separated at birth: Hugo Rafael Chavez and Barack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Secret Agent Man; Stoat
In my work, I deal with teenage kids who strongly believe in things which simply are not true.

THAT is why I sometimes suspect I'm just being alarmist.

Then again, I work in Cambridge, MA and live in Boston, so I'm in the enemy camp, surrounded by lunatics. That's why I don't always trust my judgment.

I've seriously considered moving to another state that's not so liberal, which gives me 49 to choose from.

36 posted on 02/15/2008 11:16:22 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Pro-life atheist who will never, ever sit by while HRC or Obama is in the running)
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To: airborne
Draw me a picture of Mohammad kissing a Jew.

Here's one while you're waiting,airborne.


37 posted on 02/15/2008 11:16:27 PM PST by jan in Colorado ("It's easier to believe a lie one hears 1,000 times than to believe a fact that one has never heard)
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To: Darkwolf377

Plus MA is a tax hell. I live in one too.


38 posted on 02/15/2008 11:17:30 PM PST by Secret Agent Man
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To: Califreak
I will never for the life of me understand how black americans can get suckered into this insanity.

I think there are several different reasons.

The prisons are the worst and most dangerous of the converts.

It seems to me it's a "gang" mentality. A sense of belonging and superiority. Of course, it is all based on hatred and lies!

39 posted on 02/15/2008 11:22:12 PM PST by jan in Colorado ("It's easier to believe a lie one hears 1,000 times than to believe a fact that one has never heard)
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To: Darkwolf377
I wish it was just paranoia, but I'm afraid it's not. Just look at Europe...
that will be the United States fate soon!
40 posted on 02/15/2008 11:25:32 PM PST by jan in Colorado ("It's easier to believe a lie one hears 1,000 times than to believe a fact that one has never heard)
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To: jan in Colorado

>The prisons are the worst and most dangerous of the converts.

It seems to me it’s a “gang” mentality.<

It must be a gang mentality, because in prison, you’d think a person would have lots of time to educate themselves, wouldn’t they?


41 posted on 02/15/2008 11:26:34 PM PST by Califreak (Hangin' with Hunter-under the bus "Dread and Circuses")
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To: jan in Colorado

>There are twenty total, and they have achieved ALL twenty of them!<

Yes. They have operated exactly like the Marxists who infiltrated before them. I have been trying to determine lately if they have been hand in hand with the Marxists from day one though.

Scary.


42 posted on 02/15/2008 11:30:28 PM PST by Califreak (Hangin' with Hunter-under the bus "Dread and Circuses")
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To: Califreak
You would think, and I'm sure some do.

But many are so filled with anger and hatred that converting to islam gives them power to act on their hatred "legally".


43 posted on 02/15/2008 11:33:23 PM PST by jan in Colorado ("It's easier to believe a lie one hears 1,000 times than to believe a fact that one has never heard)
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To: weegee

Pray for America, for we need a free nation, under God.


44 posted on 02/15/2008 11:35:55 PM PST by tessalu
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To: SunkenCiv; george76; jan in Colorado

http://www.actblue.com/page/carsonforcongress

An Indianapolis native, André Carson graduated from Arsenal Technical High School and earned his BA from Concordia and his MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University. André is a nine-year law enforcement veteran. His public safety experience includes serving with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security’s Intelligence Fusion Center. On the Indianapolis City-County Council, André has been a strong voice for our communities. André and his wife, Mariama, have a one-year-old daughter, Salimah.

45 posted on 02/15/2008 11:37:34 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Califreak

Isn’t it interesting that almost ALL Muslims vote Democrat?
Islam hates the values and immorality of the West, yet they align themselves with the secular, degenerate pro abortion, pro homosexual, pro immorality Democrats. They are full of contradictions and hypocrisy, but there is no explanation, other then they KNOW the leftists are their allies and will help them turn this Country into an islamic state!


46 posted on 02/15/2008 11:40:46 PM PST by jan in Colorado ("It's easier to believe a lie one hears 1,000 times than to believe a fact that one has never heard)
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To: Fred Nerks
His public safety experience includes serving with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security’s Intelligence Fusion Center.

Oh great, just great...

47 posted on 02/15/2008 11:43:16 PM PST by jan in Colorado ("It's easier to believe a lie one hears 1,000 times than to believe a fact that one has never heard)
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To: jan in Colorado

Yes. Islamists and democrats working together for diversity and multiculturalism.

All that crap about bridging divides, bipartisanism, reaching across the aisle, inclusiveness and tolerance is a feel-good disguise for the pure evil that lurks beneath.

Best thing we can do is be wary, safe, armed and praying for our nation’s survival daily.


48 posted on 02/15/2008 11:51:48 PM PST by Califreak (Hangin' with Hunter-under the bus "Dread and Circuses")
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To: Califreak
That's right. Be armed, and pray!

2 Chronicles 7:13-14 (Top of my homepage!)

49 posted on 02/15/2008 11:57:11 PM PST by jan in Colorado ("It's easier to believe a lie one hears 1,000 times than to believe a fact that one has never heard)
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To: jan in Colorado

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/15270642/detail.html

Sen. Evan Bayh joined Andre Carson for an education rally in front of a couple-dozen supporters at the Westin in Indianapolis.

The event put the focus on reform in the classroom, fixing what Carson called shortcomings in the "No Child Left Behind" act.

It was also an opportunity for Bayh to embrace Carson in hopes of making sure the district remains in the hands of Democrats in the March 11 election.

50 posted on 02/16/2008 12:01:38 AM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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