Second Muslim Democrat elected to Congress already on House Armed Services Committee and he worked for the Department of Homeland Security’s Fusion Center, a “clearinghouse” of intelligence data between government agencies
GIVING NEW MEANING TO “DUTCH COURAGE”: MUSLIM MAYOR OF ROTTERDAM TELLS MUSLIMS — LOVE FREEDOM OR GET OUT OF THE WEST
London Mayor praises his Northwest European colleague for his “...Enlightenment” and “Straight to the Point” message to young Muslims
According to something I saw on Drudge, Politico reports that in a closed-door meeting Tuesday Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced that she would be naming a Muslim congressman 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. Pelosi (D-Calif.) 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 Armed Services Committee and worked for the Department of Homeland Security’s Fusion Center — the clearinghouse established by the federal government to streamline data sharing between the CIA, FBI, Department of Justice and the military....” (See “Nancy Pelosi to name first Muslim lawmaker to House intelligence committee” by Lauren French, 1/13/15, Politico [http://www.politico.com/story/2015/01/andre-carson-muslim-intelligence-committee-114213.html]).
Meanwhile, in another lead from Drudge, there was a report on the DailyMail.com homepage which said that the Moroccan-born mayor of Rotterdam, Netherlands told his fellow Muslims that did not appreciate the 'freedoms' of living in the West to 'pack your bags and fu**-off' on live TV ( see “Moroccan-born mayor of Rotterdam tells fellow Muslims who do not appreciate the 'freedoms' of living in the West to 'pack your bags and f*** off' on live TV” by Sara Malm, 1/13/15, The Daily Mail/ Mailonline [http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2907941/Moroccan-born-mayor-Rotterdam-tells-fellow-Muslims-not-appreciate-freedoms-living-West-pack-bags-f-live-TV.html]).
The Mayor of Rotterdam, Ahmed Aboutaleb, who arrived in the Netherlands at age 15, spoke out in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris last week. While appearing on live television just hours after the shootings, Aboutaleb said to those Muslims who 'do not like freedom’; they ‘can pack [their] bags and leave'.
In addition, won the praise of London-mayor Boris Johnson for his comments last week hammering his fellow Muslims who moved to Western nations but refused to accept the Western way of life. According to the outspoken and media-savvy Londoner, the 53-year-old Ahmed Aboutaleb was his 'hero' and his message was 'straight to the point'. “...'That is the voice of the Enlightenment, of Voltaire,' Mr Johnson wrote in the Daily Telegraph. *** 'If we are going to win the struggle for the minds of these young people, then that is the kind of voice we need to hear - and it needs above all to be a Muslim voice.' ”