Monday, December 20, 2010

Rep. Peter King On Radical Islam In America

As I reported previously, the new chair of the House Homeland Security Committee will be none other than Rep Peter King (R NY)and his first order of business will be to investigate how Muslims in America are radicalized.

In this NewsDay editorial, Rep. King goes in detail on the matter:

[...] So what's the story that CAIR and the mainstream media aren't telling you?

In the days following 9/11, I made several television and radio appearances supporting American Muslims, saying that they had nothing to do with the attacks and were as loyal and patriotic as any Americans. I particularly warned that we could not do to Muslims what was done to Japanese-Americans after Pearl Harbor.

Even today I cannot begin to describe the disappointment, anger and outrage I felt when, barely a month after those attacks that killed so many hundreds of Long Islanders, prominent Long Island Muslim leaders were insisting there was no evidence that al-Qaida was responsible for the attacks - even saying it could have been the CIA, the FBI or the Zionists!

Even more troubling is that to this day, no Muslim leader has denounced those vile remarks. Nor did Newsday say a word about these slanders - no moral outrage or condemnation. No demand for an apology or even an explanation.

As I became more immersed in attempting to unravel the radical Islamic threat to our nation and our civilization, it became more and more obvious to me that the moral myopia of Long Island's Muslim leaders and their apologists in the media was the rule - and that there were few exceptions.

Federal and local law enforcement officials throughout the country told me they received little or - in most cases - no cooperation from Muslim leaders and imams.

This noncooperation was perilous enough in the years following 9/11, when the main Islamist threat to the homeland emanated from overseas. Fortunately, that aspect of the jihadist threat has subsided because of the effective counterterrorism infrastructure constructed by the Bush administration. [...}

Al-Qaida has adjusted to this new reality and is recruiting Muslims living legally in the United States - homegrown terrorists who have managed to stay under the anti-terror radar screen. This is why the hearings I will hold next year are so critical.

The great majority of Muslims in our country are hardworking, dedicated Americans. Yet a Pew Poll showed that 15 percent of Muslim Americans between 18 and 29 say suicide bombing is justified. I also know of imams instructing members of their mosques not to cooperate with law enforcement officials investigating the recruiting of young men in their mosques as suicide bombers. We need to find the reasons for this alienation.

There's a disconnect between outstanding Muslims who contribute so much to the future of our country and those leaders who - for whatever reason - acquiesce in terror or ignore the threat. It is this disconnect that threatens the security of us all.

As chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, I will do all I can to break down the wall of political correctness and drive the public debate on Islamic radicalization. These hearings will be a step in that direction. It's what democracy is all about.

Of course, what Rep. King and the Committee will find if they actually go into this honestly is that the key is not al-Qaeda, but our friends the Saudis and the hundreds of millions of dollars they spend supporting Muslim Brotherhood front groups like CAIR, financing radical wahabi and Muslim Brotherhood friendly imams, mosques and madrassahs and yes - buying politicians, academics, diplomats and other government officials like fruit at the market. That's done by financing presidential libraries, academic chairs and tax free foundations, six figure speech and 'consulting' fees and even preferential business deals like the one that made Bill Clinton a multi-millionaire after he left office.

This has been obvious for some time now, and it will be interesting to see if King and the Committee actually decide to go there.

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louielouie said...

This has been obvious for some time now, and it will be interesting to see if King and the Committee actually decide to go there.

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guy is in los angeles.
guy is a joo.
guy always rubs my nose in it about swimming laps while i freeze my a** off here in flyover country.
when he hears an expression like that, he always says, "yeah, good luck with that".

Rosey said...

I think King is a good guy. And a Republican from NY no less. I don't know what's going to happen. Probably not much. He'll be branded a racist and derided by the liberal media.

Anonymous said...

It has already begun. CAIR last night on Fox News has started its disinformation campaign (of course with the help of Bill O'Reilly) and its campaign to destroy Rep. King. Stay tuned its going to get really really ugly.