At an event to celebrate Muslims in the U.S. Congress, Rep. Carson from Indiana laid out a plan on how to how he hopes to see 30-35 Muslims in Congress over the next 10 years.
In 2018, two Muslim women made history when Rep. Rashida Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar were
100 Percent Fed Up reported that Carson, who once famously said that Americans should model their schools after Islamic Madrasses. Rep. Carson told the crowd that he won’t rest until in 2020, “We have five more [Muslim] members in Congress.”
Carson continued, “2022 and ’24, we have ten more Muslims in Congress. In 2030, we may have about 30-35 Muslims in Congress. Then we’re talking about Madam Chair Rashida. We’re talkin’ about Madam Chair Ilhan. Hell, we could be saying, Speaker of the House Ilhan, Speaker of the House Rashida, Senator Rashida, Governor Ilhan, President Fatima, Vice President Azizza. Carson finished with “Inshallah,” or god willing.
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