By Ben Barrack
The next time the American people are told by a U.S. member of Congress that they can’t know something because it is “classified” or “still under investigation”, they should point their collective finger directly at one man – Andre Carson. The reason is that Carson is not just one of the only two Muslim members of Congress; he is now a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), appointed by House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
If ever there was a committee that has been able to hide behind the claim that it can’t answer a question because that answer would reveal classified information, HPSCI is such a committee.
The problem isn’t solely that Carson is a Muslim. It’s also that he’s accepted contributions from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and is tied to other Muslim Brotherhood front groups. CAIR was an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) trial, which actually represents an additional problem. That problem is that it reveals another extremely fundamental flaw in the Bill Clinton strategy of treating acts of terrorism as criminal acts instead of as acts of war.
In 2012, Pelosi was captured at a fundraiser with CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad:
As Shoebat.com reported, in just two trials – the “Landmarks” or “Day of Terror” trial and the HLF trial – there were a grand total of 18 convictions and 478 unindicted co-conspirators. In the case of the HLF trial, CAIR was one such co-conspirator. Yet, instead of dealing with CAIR as a conspirator in acts of war, the U.S. Justice Department has allowed CAIR to operate freely in the U.S. because… well… it’s unindicted.
Consequently, a Muslim like Carson is able to take contributions from CAIR and then sit on a Committee that has access to intelligence 315 Million Americans do not have.
Consider the 2012 Benghazi attacks on 9/11, perpetrated by Muslims. For well over a year, the American people were stonewalled in response to requests for information about who drafted U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s talking points.
Then, in April of 2014, Judicial Watch finally got access to what’s been billed as the ‘smoking gun’ email. Forget for a moment that the email was sent by White House adviser Ben Rhodes. Instead, focus on the day it was sent (September 14, 2012) and who one of the recipients was – Mehdi K. Alhassani.
As Shoebat.com reported, Alhassani is connected to Muslim Brotherhood front groups and individuals as well, specifically the Muslim Students Association (MSA). In fact, Alhassani was once the president of the same MSA chapter on whose board Hillary Clinton adviser Huma Abedin served on in 1996.
As for Pelosi, she was photographed with the former then Chairman of the notorious Dar al-Hijrah mosque in Falls Church, VA, Bassam Estwani. As Shoebat.com has reported, in Dar al-Hijrah, Estwani led perhaps the largest hotbed for Islamic terrorism in the U.S. During his tenure there, Anwar al-Awlaki became the imam and three 9/11 hijackers visited his mosque. The proliferation of attendees and leaders of Dar al-Hijrah should have garnered serious investigations of Estwani. Instead, he was granted increased access to the halls of power.
Again, had the U.S. identified the real enemies of America, Carson would be nowhere near a position in the U.S. Congress, let alone a position on a committee where a Muslim Brotherhood agent will have access to more information than will hundreds of millions of Americans.