My Heart Remains With The People of Kashmir: US Congressman

SRINAGAR: A US Democrat Congressman, Andre Carson has bashed India over Kashmir on social media.

Andre Carson, the representative for Indiana”s seventh Congressional district

As reported by Delhi based news agency, IANS, Carson, the representative for Indiana”s seventh Congressional district on tweeted, “My heart remains with the people of Kashmir during this challenging time. The draconian restrictions placed upon them by PM Modi are not only taking away their basic human rights but also making it more difficult to protect against Covid-19. These unjust restrictions must end!”

Carson, seemingly more worried about Kashmir, was, however, called out by several Twitter users. The Congressman, as per the report had courted a major controversy in 2012 when he at an Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) convention — a nonprofit group– said that American schools should be set up on the foundations of the Quran the way madrassas are.

Reportedly the congressman has links with group Muslim Brotherhood and wants American schools to be modelled after Islamic seminaries.

According to a 2015 dossier published by Center for Security Policy, a Washington DC-based public policy group set up by former Pentagon officials and US security officials, Carson has had a “long history of associating with organizations known to be front groups for the Muslim Brotherhood.”

“The Carson-tied Muslim groups have a documented history of serving as unregistered foreign agents, engaging in material support for terrorism, and possessing direct ties to the Brotherhood”s Palestinian franchise, Hamas, a designated terrorist organization,” the dossier said, adding, “his political campaign has benefited directly and financially from such entities,” Outlook reports.

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