Rep. King's hearings are disgusting. We can agree on that, right? Making Muslims get up and tell him what they are doing to prove their love to America is McCarthyist and stupid. Does he think one of the guys he brings up to the stand is going to slip and admit he's a terrorist? Does he think public screaming about how all Muslims are suspicious endears us to the rest of the Muslim world?
Muslims have been a part of America since the very beginning. Muslims were here in the 1700s. They are here now. They hold public office. They fight in our military. They were first responders on 9/11.
They are part of our community. 99.9999% of Muslims are awesome, peaceful people.
The last few Islam-related terror threats that were disrupted in America were disrupted because the Muslim community alerted law enforcement officials.
If you look at the last twenty years, how many terror attacks were by Muslims in America and how many were by Christians? Here's a hint: Christians win by a landslide.
Our media should be denouncing Rep. King with every breath, yet when I turn on NPR it becomes a He Said, She Said False Equivalency trainwreck.
"Some people think Rep. King's hearings are McCarthyist showboating of the crassest, most evil, racist kind. While others think all Muslims are terrorists until proven innocent. We have no opinion, because that would require having a spine. This is . . . NPR."
Bonus Fun Fact: Rep. King was--and is--a financial backer of the Irish Republican Army, who are officially classified as terrorists by the USA. Yes. He is a proud backer of terrorists who sees nothing wrong with his hypocrisy.
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"Let me make it clear today that I remain convinced that these hearings must go forward and they will. To back down would be a craven surrender of political correctness, would be an abdication of what I believe to be the main responsibility of this committee to protect America from a terrorist attack," King said. "Despite what passes for conventional wisdom in certain circles, there is nothing radical or un-American in holding these hearings."
King also touched on calls for the hearings to be expanded to examine the threat of neo-Nazis or lone mad men.
"There is no equivalency of threat between al Qaeda and Neo-Nazis, environmental extremists, or other isolated mad men," King said. "Only al-Qaeda and Islamist affiliates in this country are a part of an international threat to our nation."