Pelosi Trolls Wingnuts by Appointing Muslim to Intelligence Committee

Rep. Nancy Pelosi is clearly trolling the Islamophobic right by appointing a Muslim Congressman, Andre Carson, to the House Intelligence Committee. Cue the heads of Pam Geller, Frank Gaffney, David Yerushalmi and Robert Spencer asploding in outrage.

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced in a closed-door meeting Tuesday she would name the first Muslim lawmaker 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.

Spencer immediately took the bait, claiming that Carson has links to the Muslim Brotherhood. It’s the usual Six Degrees of Muslim game the wingnuts play. If he once had lunch at the same restaurant that someone else once ate at who had a former college roommate who had ever been to the Middle East, voila, they are now “linked to the Muslim Brotherhood.” And every Muslim in the world talks to every other Muslim, has exactly the same beliefs and goals, right? And they all know the secret handshake and are all actively helping Al Qaeda, obviously.

Well done, Rep. Pelosi. Troll successful.

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  • John Pieret
  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    To be fair, he does hate America and everything it stands for.

  • johnwoodford

    MO@2: I assume you’re talking about Robert Spencer?

  • http://zenoferox.blogspot.com/ Zeno

    Cue the heads of Pam Geller, Frank Gaffney, David Yerushalmi and Robert Spencer asploding in outrage.

    Oh, if only their heads would explode. The world would be such a better (although temporarily messier) place.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    johnwoodford, you missassumed wrongly. Bob Spencer loves America and Freedom and America. André Al-Carson hates America and everything it stands for, in particular our attempts to exclude him from it.

  • Nemo

    I wouldn’t say she’s trolling, it sounds like he’s actually qualified for the position. Unlike most of the Republican committee members.

  • sinned34

    Oh, if only their heads would explode. The world would be such a better (although temporarily messier) place.

    And here we have another example of the extreme violent rhetoric from the left! #bothsidesdoit

    More proof that liberals can’t wait to put God-fearing American Patriots into those FEMA camps teeming with death panels. And crocodiles. Always gotta have crocodiles. With lasers on their heads.

  • anbheal

    Hebert Hoover, Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Nelson Rockefeller, and Bushes pere y fils all are of German ancestry. I’m talking Hitler, THAT kind of German. Goering and Goebbels and Eichmann too. You just can’t trust them, the Krauts, and they’ve clearly infiltrated DEEPLY into the Republican Party. They can’t cook or sing for shit, either. We’ve gotta do something about it, and pronto.

  • matty1

    @8 I know you aren’t entirely serious but modern Germany is in many ways a rather progressive country and does appear to have acknowledged the horrors of its past.

  • caseloweraz

    Spencer immediately took the bait, claiming that Carson has links to the Muslim Brotherhood.

    Huh… I have a link to the Muslim Brotherhood. It’s “www-dot-ikhwan…” you get the picture.

    But seriously, does Andre Carson speak Arabic? If so, he’d be (even more of) an asset on the Intelligence Committee.

  • DaveL

    Yup, there go those strict constitutionalists again, demanding a religious test for public office.

  • Kermit Sansoo

    anbheal says: Krauts […] can’t cook or sing for shit, either

    .

    Eh? I’ve got rhythm!

    [oom-pah, oom-pah, oom-pah-pah]

    .

    I don’t have to mention that while Japanese Americans were locked up in the War, my German grandparents didn’t even have social issues to deal with.

    .

    Also, I watched my grandpa put vinegar on ice cream. So, points on that cooking comment…

  • howardhershey

    The Intelligence Committee that Michele Bachman used to serve on? Andre would at least brings some intelligence to that committee, even if he were also a religious extremist like Bachmann (he isn’t).