Walsh: Muslims “trying to kill Americans”

Exclusive: U.S. Rep Joe Walsh tells a town hall meeting that radical Islam has infiltrated the Chicago suburbs

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh went on another anti-Islam tirade Wednesday, calling for an end to “political correctness” in dealing with the “radical strain of Islam” he described as an imminent danger to America.

“It’s a real threat,” Walsh said at a town hall meeting in Elk Grove Village, Ill.  “And it’s a threat that is much more at home now than it was right after 9/11.”

“It’s here,” he continued, referring to “radical Islam” in the suburbs of Chicago. “It’s in Elk Grove, it’s in Addison, it’s in Elgin. It’s here.”

The remarks — captured on tape — came in response to an Egyptian-American audience member who said Muslims are taking over America and charged the freshman congressman to take a more aggressive stance against the religion.

The Tea Party Republican, who serves on the Homeland Security Committee, has been known for his incendiary remarks since winning his House seat in 2010. He set off a media firestorm last month when he appeared to question the heroism of his opponent, Democrat Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq war vet who lost both her legs in combat.

Joe Walsh: Obama Should Distance Himself From Muslim Brotherhood

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, who was recently criticized for saying the national debate over birth control coverage is “not about women,” issued a statement Friday calling on President Barack Obama to “distance himself” from the Muslim Brotherhood.

The statement comes after the Egyptian political group met with “mid-level officials from the U.S. National Security Agency” on Thursday, Voice of America reports. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney defended the meetings, saying that the administration is meeting with many political groups as Egypt’s “political sitiuation evolves” following President Hosni Mubarak departure.

“I call on the President not to meet with or recognize groups that do not respect women’s rights and basic freedoms,” Walsh said in a statement, adding that the group has one of the “worst women’s rights records in the Middle East.”

GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum has also criticized the Obama administration’s relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood, accusing the president of a willingness to “jump in bed” with the group during conflicts in Libya and Egypt.