Congressman Andre Carson, one of two Muslims serving in congress, encouraged fellow followers of Islam to strive to train up the next generation of Muslim leaders in America.
"[Muslims] have to groom the next city councilor, the next governor the future president, the first Muslim president," he said in May at the Icna Mosque in Hartford, CT.
Thnn Congressman Carson went into detail over his "visionary" image of a Muslim President of the United States:
"Now brothers, I don't mean to hurt your feelings, but that may be a sister. ... Can you imagine a sister in the White House with Secret Service, with a hijab on? I don't know if you're ready for that, that's visionary right there."
Carson went on to proclaim: "It starts with us becoming motivated. It starts with us being proud to be Muslim."
Watch Congressman Carson's comments here: