INDY STAR: Rep. Andre Carson: Muslims help thwart terrorism

“We want to see relationships where trust can be built and the relationship doesn’t feel purely transactional,” he said. “I’ve said time and time again that one of the biggest allies our intelligence has is the Muslim community. They know their communities better than anyone.

“I just had a meeting with the FBI and (the National Security Agency) and Justice Department, and we were talking about the efforts that the Muslim community has really contributed collectively in terms of thwarting potential attacks that you’ll never even hear about in the media.”


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POLITICO: Nancy Pelosi to name first Muslim lawmaker to House intelligence committee

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.

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Fox 59: Stolen Purple Heart medal replaced

FOX 59: Members of Rep. André  Carson’s staff delivered a Purple Heart to the Duncan family, whose medal was stolen in a burglary.

“My dad lived and died breathingmilitary, he was always a military man, and the service was the world to him,” Gibson said…

The story reached those on Capitol Hill, in particular, Congressman Andre Carson. When he found out what happened, he said he knew he had to get a replacement quickly.

“… I think the story is so compelling, who would not be moved to do something like this,” Carson said. Continue reading