Democrats defend naming Muslim to House Intelligence panel

Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind. speaks in Indianapolis in this Nov. 6, 2012 file photo. (AP / Michael Conroy)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Democrats are defending their appointment of a Muslim congressman to the House Intelligence Committee after protests erupted on social media, warning the move is dangerous.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi this week appointed Rep. Andre Carson of Indiana to the panel, which oversees the government’s intelligence departments and activities. Much of the business that comes before the committee is classified.

Anti-Muslim protests erupted on Twitter and other social media with complaints that exposing American secrets to Carson could be dangerous.

Democrats widely rejected that view…

…Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the senior Democrat on the panel, called the protests un-American. He said including Muslim Americans in public policy issues is “an essential element in preventing the kind of alienation that has made too many young European Muslims vulnerable to extremism”…

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  • karra

    The word ‘rue’ comes to mind.

  • Clausewitz

    I guess this means that they just are expanding the sleeper cell that emanates from the White House. Valerie Jarrett is the brains and Obama is the mouthpiece.

  • b_marco

    What difference, at this point, does it make?

  • Achmed

    And he hangs out with our Muslim Brotherhood bro’s!

    • mobuyus

      Don’t forget your dancing boys and goats.

    • Observer

      It doesn’t matter. So does Obummer.

      I have no doubt that the Muslim Brotherhood already gets all the documents the House Intelligence Committee gets and probably before they do.

  • Democrats will soon realize their pandering to muslims will cost them votes.

    The intellectual tipping point on the reality of Islam is happening now.

    • Canadian

      I have the feeling that all this is about to get real ugly.

      • No matter how much sugar you put on a dog turd, sooner or later it starts to taste like crap.

  • Alain

    The Democrats also defending the naming communist spies to government positions during the cold war.

  • barryjr

    What’s the problem there is already a Muslim in the Oval Office serving his masters in the Muslim world.

  • luna

    At least he didn’t pretend to be Christian.