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  • Steve King: Even Muslims In Congress Won't Renounce Sharia Law

    12/10/2015 5:48:00 AM PST · by george76 · 43 replies
    TPM ^ | December 9, 2015 | Lauren Fox
    Rep. Steve King (R-IA), who's previously made clear that he doesn't believe immigrants from the Middle East want to assimilate into American culture, wants Muslims who come to the U.S. to reject Sharia law. King made the comments when TPM asked him on Wednesday whether he supported Trump's proposed ban on Muslims entering the U.S. King said he wasn't confident any immigrants from the Middle East would do so, citing what he said was the failure of the only two Muslim members of Congress to renounce Sharia. Sharia law is incompatible with the United States Constitution and so if they...
  • Wilders and Sharia Versus Freedom of Speech on Capitol Hill

    06/06/2015 9:47:56 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 6 replies
    Center for Security policy ^ | Articles | April 29, 2015 | The Muslim Brotherhood in America | Andrew Bostom
    Representatives Keith Ellison and Andre Carson doth takiya too much. In a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, the good Congressmen seek to ban Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders entry to the U.S. Mr. Wilders is slated to appear for a series of American events, beginning Wednesday, April 29, 2015, on Capitol Hill. But what motivates these Muslim Congressmen to go to such a length? I maintain the answer can be found in two recent investigative reports which elucidated the Muslim Brotherhood connections of Reps. Ellison and Carson.
  • 30 Democrats skipping Netanyahu's speech (4 days away)

    02/27/2015 5:40:21 AM PST · by Dave346 · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 9:55 PM ET, Thu February 26, 2015 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A full list of the Democrats who have confirmed they're missing the speech follows: SENATE - 4 members Sen. Tim Kaine (Va.) Sen. Patrick Leahy (Vt.) Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Sen. Brian Schatz (Hawaii) HOUSE - 26 members Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Ore.) Rep. G.K. Butterfield (N.C.) Rep. Andre Carson (Ind.) Rep. James Clyburn (S.C.) Rep. Steve Cohen (Tenn.) Rep. Peter DeFazio (Ore.) Rep. Diana DeGette (Colo.) Rep. Donna Edwards (Md.) Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.) Rep. Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.) Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (Ill.) Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.) Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (Texas) Rep. Barbara Lee (Calif.) Rep. John Lewis (Ga.)...
  • The Dem Congressmen Boycotting Netanyahu are the Same Old Hamas Supporters

    02/27/2015 4:49:06 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 26, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Dem Congressmen Boycotting Netanyahu are the Same Old Hamas SupportersPosted By Daniel Greenfield On February 26, 2015 @ 6:02 pm In The Point | 12 Comments There are a lot of stories about the Dem members of Congress boycotting Netanyahu’s speech. But most of the names on the list are longtime opponents of the Jewish State.The boycott lists consists of two groups. Congressional Black Caucus members who are offended on Obama’s behalf and can smell racism anywhere.The other consists of opponents of Israel.It’s instructive to compare the list of boycotters to the 54 members of Congress who signed...
  • Dems urge Boehner to delay Netanyahu address to Congress

    02/19/2015 11:45:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 19, 2015 | Cristina Marcos
    A group of 23 liberal House Democrats urged Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday to delay Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress next month. In the letter spearheaded by Reps. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) and Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), the lawmakers argued that Netanyahu was being used as a "political tool" against President Obama. "As members of Congress who support Israel, we share concern that it appears that you are using a foreign leader as a political tool against the president," they wrote. Netanyahu's March 3 address will be just two weeks before the Israeli elections and...
  • Obama Bushwacks Egypt’s El-Sisi, Aligns America With Jihadists! What Does This Portend?

    01/29/2015 8:04:54 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 25 replies
    Adina Kutnicki, a Zionist & Conservative Blog ^ | January 18, 2015 | Adi na Kutnicki
    AS the west reels from global Islamic jihad, what is the leader of the free world doing to abate its thrust? Incontrovertibly, he is deliberately, decidedly, and incrementally siding with Islamists. This is beyond a reasonable doubt. BUT one only needs to look at his domestic and foreign fires to glean whose side he is on. Yes, his allegiances become overwhelming clear, linkage after linkage, unless one is willfully malignant. ADDING to his malfeasance, several very recent treacheries stand apart: TREACHERY ONE: ON the domestic front, his Congressional (red/green) front arms increasingly empower radical Islamists within Congress. Rep Andre Carson,...
  • Top Democrat: ‘Un-American’ to Question Muslim Lawmaker on Intel Panel

    01/16/2015 8:13:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | January 16, 2015 | Wynton Hall
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said those who criticize the appointment of Democratic Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) to the Intelligence Committee because he is a Muslim are “un-American.” Schiff, who is the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said he has been “deeply disturbed” by the reaction by some to Carson’s appointment last week. “I am deeply disturbed that since his appointment to the committee, Congressman Carson has been subject to vicious, anti-Muslim attacks online and in social media, questioning his loyalty to our country solely because of his faith.”(continued)
  • Democrats will appoint Muslim who said US schools should be like Islamic madrassas

    01/14/2015 2:32:43 PM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/14/15 | David Martosko
    Democrats will appoint Muslim to the House Intelligence Committee who said US schools should be like Islamic madrassas and warned law enforcement that 'Allah will not allow you to stop us' House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is set to appoint a Muslim lawmaker to the Intelligence Committee, congressional aides said Tuesday, giving him access to some of America's most closely held secrets in the war on terror. The move will come as the world is still grappling with an al-Qaeda death squad's massacre last week of journalists at the French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo, executed because they had published a...
  • First Muslim tapped to serve on House Intel Committee

    01/13/2015 9:34:19 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/13/2015 | Dierdre Walsh
    Indiana Rep Andre carson will be the first Muslim to serve on House intelligence committee. House Democratic leader Pelosi announced she would name Carson to panel at weekly caucus meeting on Tuesday, according to two senior House Democratic leadership aides. Indiana Democratic Rep. Andre Carson would be "formally announced" soon as part of the roster Democrats on the intelligence panel, according to these aides. Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison was the first Muslim member elected to Congress in 2006. Carson became the second Muslim to serve in the House when was elected in a special election in 2008 to replace his...
  • Pelosi to name first Muslim lawmaker to House intelligence committee

    01/13/2015 9:22:05 AM PST · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/13/15 10:32 AM EST | By Lauren French
    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. The California Democrat 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 House Armed Services Committee and worked for the Department of Homeland Security’s...
  • Pelosi nominates first Muslim to Intelligence committee.

    01/13/2015 9:04:51 AM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 77 replies
    Sheer enemy within insanity... http://www.politico.com/story/2015/01/andre-carson-muslim-intelligence-committee-114213.html
  • Democrats Tap Radical Islamists for Cash

    11/02/2012 10:11:54 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies
    Right Side News ^ | Nov. 2, 2012 | Steven Emerson and John Rossomando
    The Investigative Project on Terrorism has learned that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Democratic Party fundraiser with leaders of Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood front groups in May of this year. The invitation-only fundraiser was sponsored by Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.; Andre Carson, D-Ind.; and Steve Israel, D-N.Y., chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and took place on the evening of May 16, 2012, at the W Hotel in Washington D.C. In attendance were about 20 members of a Syrian dissident group and 10 officials representing Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas front groups. Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)...
  • Cash flows for 'madrassa' lawmaker - Contributors include Obama appointee as U.S. Marshal

    07/22/2012 2:47:14 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 2 replies
    WND ^ | July 21, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    One U.S. lawmaker’s call for American schools to mirror the Islamic madrassa system has brought him under media scrutiny, yet the expansion of his campaign war-chest continues unabated – a development helped by cash from individuals that include a high-ranking law-enforcement appointee of Barack Obama as well as powerful financial and industrial groups. According to Federal Election Commission quarterly filings submitted this week, U.S. Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., appears well-positioned, at least financially, to fend off Republican challenger Carlos May in November... Kerry J. Forestal, whom Obama in 2010 had appointed U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Indiana, incrementally...
  • Carson: Madrassa Comments Taken Out Of Context

    07/10/2012 4:57:39 AM PDT · by Abathar · 24 replies
    Theindychannel.com ^ | July 10, 2012 | uncredited
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Rep. Andre Carson said he does not advocate educating American students in Muslim principles and that his comments at a recent convention were taken out of context. The Democratic congressman, who is Muslim, spoke in May to the convention of the Islamic Circle of North America and stressed the importance of education. "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," Carson told the convention. Madrassas, the Arabic word for school, have a reputation...
  • Muslim Congressman-America Should Base Schools On Koran and Muslims Should Groom Americas Presidents

    07/05/2012 3:56:17 PM PDT · by damonw · 38 replies
    I seen these important videos are not on the Islam index. Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN), the Muslim Congressman says American Schools should use Koran as their ‘Foundation’ (6:30) and Muslims should “Groom” America’s future leaders and presidents. Here is some more unsettling things that where said…… 7:30 “American must understand that she needs Muslims. There are over 7 million Muslims in this country.” 8:07 “I say to those who are here under cover … Allah will not allow you to stop us.” 9 “There are only two Muslims in Congress and we want more; and we have to have more.”...
  • 74 Democrats Join J Street in Urging Concessions

    04/15/2012 12:38:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    inn ^ | 4/15/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Democrats in House of Reps. joined J Street in supporting Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions Seventy-four Democrats in the House of Representatives have joined the dovish J Street organization in supporting the Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions to the Palestinian Authority. “In our view, support for a two-state resolution is inseparable from such support for Israel, its special relationship with the United States, and its very survival as a democratic homeland for the Jewish people,” the letter said. Seven Jewish members signed the letter, including Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), John...
  • Post-Racial Echo Chamber of Ignorance

    09/01/2011 8:53:47 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 8 replies
    The Black Sphere ^ | 09./01/2011 | Kevin Jackson
    Welcome to the echo chamber of ignorance of the Left’s post-racial America. Black Liberals thought that electing a black president would make them happier than a Michael Vick pound pup, but instead most are now madder than Whoopi Goldberg’s blind date. In an America where black achievement can be seen and heard everywhere, Andre Carson and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are crying foul, saying that the Tea Party wants to take America back to the ‘60’s. Don’t believe your lying eyes showcasing black achievement all over America, because black people are being oppressed. By the Tea...
  • Andre Carson: Tea party wants blacks 'hanging on a tree'

    09/01/2011 11:34:40 AM PDT · by americanophile · 61 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/31/11 | JAKE SHERMAN
    A top lawmaker in the Congressional Black Caucus says tea partiers on Capitol Hill would like to see African-Americans hanging from trees and accuses the movement of wishing for a return to the Jim Crow era. Rep. Andre Carson, a Democrat from Indiana who serves as the CBC’s chief vote counter, said at a CBC event in Miami that some in Congress would “love to see us as second-class citizens” and “some of them in Congress right now of this tea party movement would love to see you and me ... hanging on a tree.” Carson also said the tea...
  • Tea Party congressman to Black Caucus members: ‘Get a grip’

    08/31/2011 5:02:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/31/11 | Alicia M. Cohn
    A Republican member of the House Tea Party Caucus on Wednesday countered recent inflammatory remarks by members of the Congressional Black Caucus against the Tea Party. "I'm a TEA Party caucus member and have spoken at two tea party rallies. I am also NOT a racist. Maxine & Andre - get a grip," Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Fla.) tweeted. Rep. Andre Carson (D-Ind.) and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) both directed harsh remarks at the Tea Party movement last week. Carson accused the Tea Party members in Congress of wanting to see blacks "hanging from a tree." Waters said at an event...
  • MSNBC's Hall Moderated CBC Event Where Rep. Carson Blasted Tea Party

    08/31/2011 2:52:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/31/11 | Matthew Balan
    On Tuesday, The Washington Post's Felicia Sonmez noted how MSNBC's Tamron Hall moderated the recent Congressional Black Caucus town hall where Rep. Andre Carson smeared the Tea Party by accusing them of wanting to bring back Jim Crow laws and endorsing the lynching of blacks. Former Obama aide turned NBC employee Joy-Ann Reid also attended the CBC event, but omitted Rep. Carson's attack from her report.During the August 22 town hall in Miami, Carson, a leader within the liberal Congressional Black Caucus from Indiana, actually apologized to Hall in the midst of his inflammatory remarks against the Tea Party:
  • Politico: Rep. Allen West considers quitting CBC (Black Caucus)

    08/31/2011 10:02:09 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 8-31-11 | REID J. EPSTEIN
    The lone Republican member of the Congressional Black Caucus said Wednesday he’s thinking of quitting the group over fellow members’ comments trashing the tea party. “I think that we heard the president talk about some of this over-the-top rhetoric and we should move away from that,” Florida Rep. Allen West said on “Fox & Friends.” “When you start using words such as lynching, I was born and raised in Georgia and my folks were from southern Georgia, born in the ’20s and ’30s, that’s a very reprehensible word and we should move away from using that type of language. And...
  • Is The Congressional Black Caucus Purposely...Aggravating Racial Divide For Violent Resistance

    08/31/2011 9:23:57 AM PDT · by Bodhi1 · 35 replies
    All American Blogger ^ | 8-31-11 | Duane Lester
    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) have been on tour across America. In their talks, they have been saying some very inflammatory things. Naked Emperor News has compiled them into one video: The video itself is outrageous and plenty of bloggers like Gateway Pundit and Patterico, even outfits like The Blaze, simply post it will little or no comment. At least Townhall's Guy Benson pointed out that they were "openly -- even gleefully -- stirring up racial tensions, without any pretense of subtlety, and with zero apparent hesitation." What no one is asking is: Why? Why are members of...
  • Andre Carson: Tea party wants blacks 'hanging on a tree'

    08/31/2011 5:33:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 140 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 8/31/11 | JAKE SHERMAN
    A top lawmaker in the Congressional Black Caucus says tea partiers on Capitol Hill would like to see African Americans hanging from trees and accuses the movement of wishing for a return to the Jim Crow era. Rep. Andre Carson, a Democrat from Indiana who serves as the CBC’s chief vote counter, said at a CBC event in Miami that some in Congress would “love to see us as second-class citizens” and “some of them in Congress right now of this tea party movement would love to see you and me…hanging on a tree.” Carson also said the tea party...
  • Rep. Carson: Tea party wants to see African Americans ‘hanging on a tree’

    08/31/2011 12:25:56 AM PDT · by newzjunkey · 72 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10:06 PM ET, 08/30/2011 | Felicia Sonmez
    A leading member of the Congressional Black Caucus is standing by incendiary language he used at a recent town hall when he charged that tea-party aligned members of Congress view African Americans as “second-class citizens” and would like to see them “hanging on a tree.” Rep. Andre Carson’s (D-Ind.) office confirmed that the lawmaker made the remarks at an Aug. 22 CBC Job Tour event in Miami and said that the comments were “prompted in response to frustration voiced by many in Miami and in his home district in Indianapolis regarding Congress’ inability to bolster the economy.” …
  • Some Muslims Attending Capitol Hill Prayer Group Have Terror Ties, Probe Reveals

    11/11/2010 1:44:27 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Nov. 11, 2010 | Jana Winter
    An Al Qaeda leader, the head of a designated terror organization and a confessed jihadist-in-training are among a "Who's Who" of controversial figures who have participated in weekly prayer sessions on Capitol Hill since the 2001 terror attacks, an investigation by FoxNews.com reveals. The Congressional Muslim Staff Association (CMSA) has held weekly Friday Jummah prayers for more than a decade, and guest preachers are often invited to lead the service. The group held prayers informally for about eight years before gaining official status in 2006 under the sponsorship of Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., one of two Muslims currently serving in...
  • Sen. John Kerry Letter Supporting Code Pink’s Hamas-Aid Gaza Freedom March

    02/04/2010 10:50:43 AM PST · by patriotgal1787 · 26 replies · 1,089+ views
    Big Government ^ | Feb. 4, 2010 | Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King
    Massachusetts senior U.S. Senator John Kerry provided a letter on Senate stationery that supported constituents who participated in last December’s anti-Israel, pro-Hamas Gaza Freedom March, led by President Barack Obama ally Code Pink. Democrat Representative Andre Carson of Indiana’s 7th District also provided a letter of support for participants in the so-called Gaza Freedom March. Kerry is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and was the Democratic Party’s 2004 presidential nominee. In the letter, Kerry wrote that his staff met with the Massachusetts delegation before they left, and his staff would be briefed about the trip upon their return....
  • Celebrating Ramadan at the White House

    08/14/2010 1:02:23 AM PDT · by Cindy · 46 replies
    Whitehouse via YouTube.com - Video ^ | August 13, 2010 | n/a
    Note: This is the Whitehouse channel on YouTube. # Video: "Celebrating Ramadan at the White House" Video Description - Quote: Free Download | whitehouse | August 13, 2010 The President hosts an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan in the State Dining Room. Category: News & Politics Tags: • Ramadan Iftar Dinner President Barack Obama Muslim Islam Download this video for offline viewing. Public Domain. Download High Quality MP4 Learn more
  • No More Beer Summits: Tea Party ‘N-Word’ Incident Didn’t Happen, Congr. Black Caucus Owes Apology

    04/27/2010 12:55:40 PM PDT · by mojito · 11 replies · 1,000+ views
    Big Government ^ | 4/26/2010 | Andrew Breitbart
    Rep. Andre Carson wants to change the subject. I don’t blame him. On April 13, 2010 he told AP reporter Jesse Washington, “I think we need to move toward a dialogue that explores why this kind of divisive and reprehensible language is still making it into our political debate.” The “divisive and reprehensible language” that Rep. Carson is referring to is his claim that while he left the Cannon office building on March 20 with Rep. John Lewis, they were verbally assaulted by health care protesters hurling the “N-word” at them. He said the scene was so hostile he “expected...
  • Why The Mainstream Media May Finally Cover The Tea Party

    04/13/2010 10:33:54 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 11 replies · 613+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 04/13/10 | CaroleL
    Hundreds of thousands of Americans are gearing up to participate in Tax Day Tea Parties around the country and there are signs that, finally, the mainstream media just may give these protests against big government and high taxes some fair coverage. Ironically it is the opponents of the movement who may be responsible for the change.
  • AUDIO: Origin of Rep. Carson's racism accusation toward health care protesters

    04/06/2010 6:45:13 PM PDT · by paltz · 22 replies · 1,345+ views
    Washington Times-Water Cooler ^ | 4/6/10 | Kerry Picket
    On March 20, Rep. Andre Carson, an Indiana Democrat, first told reporters that health care protesters outside the Capitol hurled racial slurs at fellow Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) member Rep. John Lewis, a Democrat from Georgia. Mr. Carson came off the House floor and told reporters his story about health care protesters hurling racial slurs during their walk from the Cannon Building to the chambers. While we were interviewing Mr. Carson, Lauren Victoria, a freelance journalist and "unofficial" CBC blogger saw us talking to the Indiana Democrat: "I don't know if I was the first to report, but I did...
  • (IN-07) Jon Elrod (R) Withdraws From Congressional Race

    06/18/2008 12:53:59 PM PDT · by Sir Hailstone · 14 replies · 127+ views
    Jon Elrod | 6/18/2008 | Jon Elrod
    The following is a press release issued by Republican Congressional Candidate Jon Elrod: "Today I announce my decision to forego my candidacy for Congress, and to seek re-election to the statehouse. Much has happened in the past eight months since I announced last November. Our campaign reached out to voters with a positive message, fresh ideas, and a vision of a government that works. We ran on issues: balanced budgets, fully funded social security, and an end to earmarks. Two elections have passed, and the voters have chosen the victor. In the meantime, none stepped forward to continue my efforts...
  • Second Muslim elected to Congress

    03/12/2008 8:13:01 PM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies · 648+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 11, 2008 | Judith Cebula
    INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Indiana voters on Tuesday elected a Muslim to Congress, only the second of that faith chosen in U.S. history. Andre Carson, grandson of the late Democrat Rep. Julia Carson, was elected to serve the balance of her term in the U.S. House of Representatives in a special election. She died in December 2007, after serving 11 years in the heavily Democratic district. The younger Carson, 33, a member of the Indianapolis City Council who converted to Islam about a decade ago, will serve out the remainder of his grandmother's term through calendar 2008. He beat Republican Jon...
  • Andre Carson Becomes Second Muslim in Congress

    03/12/2008 9:18:07 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 31 replies · 1,264+ views
    Trans World News ^ | March 12, 2008
    Andre Carson was elected in Indiana in a special election on Wednesday, becoming the second Muslim in Congress. Carson was elected to fill the seat left vacant after his grandmother, Democratic Congresswoman Julia Carson, died last December. Andre Carson, 33, is a member of the Indianapolis City Council who converted to Islam about a decade ago. The first and only other Muslim member of the US Congress is Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, also a Democrat, who is in his first term. Unlike Ellison who sparked controversy for swearing his oath on a Koran instead of a Bible, Carson's faith...
  • Second Muslim Elected to Congress

    03/12/2008 8:48:59 AM PDT · by jdm · 28 replies · 1,292+ views
    Right On the Right ^ | March 12, 2008 | Staff
    Jon Elrod, despite his best efforts, was unsuccessful in taking down the Democrat machine in the Special Election that occurred yesterday in Indiana's 7th. Reuters has the news: INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Indiana voters on Tuesday elected a Muslim to Congress, only the second of that faith chosen in U.S. history.Andre Carson, grandson of the late Democrat Rep. Julia Carson, was elected to serve the balance of her term in the U.S. House of Representatives in a special election. The article goes on to say that Carson converted to Islam a little over a decade ago. This is a fact that...
  • Obama congratulates Carson on election victory ... (Second Muslim Elected to Congress)

    03/12/2008 8:16:02 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 28 replies · 1,030+ views
    AOL News / AP ^ | 2008-03-12
    CHICAGO (AP) - Barack Obama briefly turned his attention to Indiana with Andre Carson's election to Congress. Obama congratulated the Indianapolis Democrat on his Tuesday night special election victory over Republican Jon Elrod. Carson will succeed his grandmother, Julia Carson, who died in December. In a written statement from Chicago, Obama said he expected Carson to be like his grandmother by being "a tireless fighter for Indiana's working men and women." The Illinois senator said he looked forward to working with Carson in Congress to bring U.S. troops home from Iraq and to work together in other causes. With Obama...
  • Second Muslim Elected to Congress

    03/11/2008 9:36:19 PM PDT · by camerakid400 · 55 replies · 1,685+ views
    Reuters ^ | Judith Cebula
    INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Indiana voters on Tuesday elected a Muslim to Congress, only the second of that faith chosen in U.S. history. Andre Carson, grandson of the late Democrat Rep. Julia Carson, was elected to serve the balance of her term in the U.S. House of Representatives in a special election. She died in December 2007, after serving 11 years in the heavily Democratic district. The younger Carson, 33, a member of the Indianapolis City Council who converted to Islam about a decade ago, will serve out the remainder of his grandmother's term through calendar 2008. He beat Republican Jon...
  • [IN-07 Special] Andre Carson fundraiser held by Anti-Israeli group

    03/05/2008 5:37:38 AM PST · by Sir Hailstone · 5 replies · 228+ views
    Advance Indiana | 3/5/2008 | Gary Welsh
    Democratic 7th District candidate Andre Carson is already under fire in his bid to take his grandmother's place in Congress for refusing to repudiate an endorsement he received from controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. Now Carson is relying on the help of a Washington-based Muslim leader who has been highly critical of an important U.S. ally, Israel. More found HERE
  • [IN-07 Special] Muslims Rally Support for Andre Carson in Bid to Put Second Muslim in Congress

    03/04/2008 4:55:38 PM PST · by oblomov · 20 replies · 617+ views
    The Muslim Link ^ | 29 Feb 2008 | Talib I. Karim
    Dozens of Muslims flocked into a small town house on Capitol Hill to take a big step, last week. Their goal, to raise funds needed to elect Andre Carson of Indianapolis, IN as the second Muslim to the halls of Congress. The Carson for Congress fundraiser was held last Wednesday night, February 6th doors from the national headquarters of the Muslim civil rights organization, CAIR. Less than two years ago, Assad Aktar, an aide for a New Jersey Congressman and organizer of the Carson event, helped to pull together a similar fundraiser for a then-little known State Representative from Minnesota...
  • (IN-07 Special) WISH-TV files Copyright complaint against DCCC

    02/27/2008 8:08:53 AM PST · by Sir Hailstone · 3 replies · 126+ views
    The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is the campaign arm for U.S. House Democrats, and one of their top priorities is seeing that Andre Carson is elected in the upcoming special election. They got him a Washington, DC, campaign team; a fancy new web site; and some large DC money. But their latest trick may have gone too far. Last week, a YouTube video surfaced online, essentially a scary attack adagainst Republican Jon Elrod, even containing the "paid for by DCCC" style disclaimer at the end. It was prominently featured on the DCCC's YouTube Channel (View this photo). The problem...
  • (IN-07 Special Election) Formal Complaint filed against Andre Carson (D)

    02/19/2008 7:53:36 PM PST · by Sir Hailstone · 5 replies · 227+ views
    Advance Indiana | Gary Welsh
    A frequent citizen attendee at Indianapolis City-County Council meetings has filed an ethics complaint with Council President Robert Cockrum (R) against Councilor Andre Carson (D). Ernie Shearer claims in his complaint that Carson became angry with him when he questioned him after the last council meeting about his vote against transferring control of IMPD from the sheriff's department to the mayor. He says Carson started shouting at him and ordered him out of the City-County Building. Shearer believes Carson's demeanor towards him was threatening and intimidating. The allegations laid out in Shearer's complaint are as follows: Immediately following the City...
  • Muslim with ties to Farrakhan may be headed to Congress

    02/17/2008 9:58:56 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 18 replies · 112+ views
    News One Now ^ | February 17, 2008 | Ken Kusmero
    INDIANAPOLIS - 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...If Andre Carson wins the Democratic-leaning Indianapolis district over a freshman Republican legislator and a longshot Libertarian candidate, he would join Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., as the only Muslims elected to Congress. Carson, 33, said he doesn't...
  • Indiana Muslim running for Congress wants to combat ignorance about his faith

    02/15/2008 10:23:49 PM PST · by jan in Colorado · 128 replies · 872+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 15,2008 | KEN KUSMER
    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...
  • (IN-07 Special) Democrat Andre Carson no-shows at community forum. Jon Elrod speaks to group.

    02/13/2008 11:30:12 AM PST · by Sir Hailstone · 3 replies · 87+ views
    Republican State Rep. and candidate for the March 11th Special Election Jon Elrod and Libertarian candidate Sean Shepard spoke at a community forum in front of about 50 voters. Meanwhile, Democrat candidate Andre Carson who previously RSVP'd his appearance called about 2 hours prior to the event to claim he had a scheduling conflict. You can hear the audio of the forum HERE or go to Apple's iTunes and search "Hoosier Access Radio" and find it there.
  • Indiana's 7th Congressional District: The GOP selects their candidate for the Special Election

    01/13/2008 9:25:46 PM PST · by Sir Hailstone · 11 replies · 212+ views
    In the Republican caucus held tonight, Republican State Representative Jon Elrod (97th) handily won out over an "establishment backed" Republican candidate former Jerusalem Post boss Tom Rose. Jon gave his speech to the party faithful and you can hear it HERE. 30-year old Jon Elrod will face off against 33-year old Democrat candidate Andre Carson, grandson of former Congressperson Julia Carson.