Democrats are trying to prevent Americans from criticizing one of their most controversial members, but his words speak volumes. Rep. Andre Carson (D-Ind.) was recently appointed to a special intelligence committee that gives him access to many key secrets.
There’s one problem: He appears to hold some radical views that are connected to his Muslim religion.
In 2012, Andre Carson made several strange statements that centered on Islam. According to a report by theDaily Mail, the Muslim lawmaker was attending the Islamic Circle of North America convention when he spotted some undercover police officers. Carson himself used to be a cop before he went into politics.
The Muslim directly addressed the police officers and said, “There are over 7 million Muslims in this country, and while we are under attack, we cannot retreat.”
He continued, “It’s unfortunate that there are those who are thinking that, at this convention right now, we’re having secret meetings, that we’re plotting to destroy this country.”
Then he made a bizarre statement. “But I say to those [police officers] who are here undercover: Allah will not allow you to stop us.”
It is not clear what exactly he meant by those words, but it was seen by many as a threat or warning.
That isn’t the only troubling thing that Carson has said. Around the same time, he declared that the U.S. should replace its schools with Islamic programs.
“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 Qu’ran,” Carson said.
He also verbally attacked conservative groups such as the Tea Party, and implied that they wanted to lynch him and other black people.
“Some of these folks in Congress right now would love to see [blacks] as second class citizens,” Carson stated. “Some of them in Congress right now with this Tea Party movement would love to see you and me…hanging on a tree.”
Those are the words of a man that Democrats don’t want people to question or criticize.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) recently chastised Republicans for pointing out Carson’s strange comments. “These un-American and unfounded smears have no place in our national discourse and are contemptible,” he said.
Apparently, it’s fine to suggest that the Tea Party wants to kill black people or that we should send our children to Islamic madrassas, but questioning those words is “un-American.”
The reality is that Islam does have a problem, and there are an alarming number of people who use the religion as motivation for radical acts.