Andre Carson Didn't Mean What He Obviously Said
Rep. Andre Carson said he does not advocate educating American students in Muslim principles and that his comments at a recent convention were taken out of context.
The Democratic congressman, who is Muslim, spoke in May to the convention of the Islamic Circle of North America and stressed the importance of education."America will never tap into educational innovation and ingenuity without looking at the model that we have in our madrassas, in our schools, where innovation is encouraged, where the foundation is the Quran," Carson told the convention.
Madrassas, the Arabic word for school, have a reputation in Saudi Arabia and Britain for teaching anti-Western values.