If the Democrats win control of the House as expected, Charles Rangel (D-NY) will become the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee.
Here is the text of a Dhimmi Watch post from February 2005:
Ranking House Dhimmicrat Charlie Rangel repeats what by now are well-worn pieties re Islam. From NewsMax, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
Top House Democrat Charlie Rangel said Tuesday that it was an act of discrimination to label groups like Hezbollah “Islamic terrorists.”
Asked about the refusal by some European governments to declare Hezbollah an Islamic terror group, Rangel told WWRL’s Steve Malzberg and Karen Hunter, “To call it Islamic terror is discriminating, it’s bigoted, it is not the right thing to say.”
Rangel even questioned whether, in fact, a worldwide Islamic terrorist movement even existed, saying, “We just take for granted that there is an Islamic terror movement because we do have some fanatic people who come from Islamic countries.”
The Harlem Democrat complained: “When we had the Ku Klux Klan we didn’t call them Baptist terrorists. When Hitler was killing Jews, we didn’t call it Christian terrorists.”
Now pay attention, Charlie: I’m only going to say this around 10,000 times. The KKK and Hitler could not and did not invoke Christian theology to justify their actions. Islamic jihadists, in contrast, routinely invoke Islamic theology and tradition to justify what they do and recruit new members from the larger Muslim community. Until you and other pols from the President on down understand and acknowledge this, you will simply not be addressing the problem of Islamic terrorism at its roots. But unfortunately, all your denials that it exists are not going to make Islamic terrorism go away.