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Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 03/11/2011

Rep. King holds hearings on radicalization of U.S. Muslims

By Ann Telnaes

By Ann Telnaes  | March 11, 2011; 10:30 AM ET
Categories:  GOP, National security, Religion  
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Thousands of Catholic kids systematically raped and sexually abused by white Catholic priests and not one damned Congressmen ever called for a federal investigation of the Catholic church. Not one of them ever called for Congressional hearings and invited the Pope and all of his Pedophilic Priests.
Peter King is an American terrorist who aided and abetted the IRA in Ireland and was culpable in murders of over 650 men, women and children and not one Catholic priest in America ever used his moral authority to call for his indictment as a terrorist. Why is that? How can a known terrorist like King get away with what he is doing and never have to answer for the murders he helped fund and incited?
Since this nation elected a black President, the Republican party and all of its followers have become terrorists in their own right. How many have called for the death of our black President? How many radical racist white supremacy groups arisen since his election? The FBI has cited so many new groups and they are all white racist Republican supporters. So King is showboating the muslims while he does nothing to stop the extremist in his own political party. This man belongs in jail.

Posted by: papafritz571 | March 11, 2011 11:24 PM | Report abuse

I think it is really sad when the overwhelming number of radicalized terrorist incidents in this country involve the radicalization of one particular religion, that the mere act of investingating the worst problem gets such an overreaction from the left. One can no longer say "radicalized Islamic terrorists" without being branded a racist. Al Quada has a deliberate strategy of radicalizing American mosques and recruiting from them, and all of this political correctness is impeding real solutions to this real problem.

If 80% of the terrorist activity in the USA was due to radicalized Christians, how many posting on this forum would be actively impeding efforts to address that problem by claiming that any attempt to get to the root of the problem of radicalized Christians is racism?

One can not merely pursue this crime with a color blind eye, as the recruitment methods are not targeting synagogues or churches, but instead Mosques. It is time for all Americans who observe the practice of Islam to step forward and be counted in this struggle to avert the radicalization of their faith. This is not the time for us to avoid the issue under the rationalization of offending Muslims.

Posted by: Wiggan | March 11, 2011 3:12 PM | Report abuse

There was a time when I could as easily have voted Republican as anything else. But in recent years, the GOP has run amok. I know there are rational, intelligent people in the party. I just wish they would stop looking the other way. If they do nothing while people like King hold court, for that is how he saw it, if they sit back in silence while the radical element in the party spews hatred and lies, then they are as guilty as the rest. If they want to be viewed with respect in the futre, then they need to speak up and take a stand.

There has been way too much of the McCarthy element in the GOP in recent years. It's time for the party to relearn some history lessons.

Posted by: cb11 | March 11, 2011 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Déjà vu Joe MiLarky "Komminist" witch hunt.

Nailed it beautifully, Ms. Telnaes!

Hey Oldhat, MoveOn is one of the few rational organizations that is trying to counter Right Wing extremists groups, like The Heritage Foundation of Koch Creeps!

Posted by: lufrank1 | March 11, 2011 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Maybe the best investigation for Congress would be about why are US citizens so upset with their Govt. and turning radical. AT LEAST THEY CARE ANYWAY! I always cringe when someone agrees how bad things really are in this country and then responds by saying there's nothing we can do about it. What a pathetic attitude for citizens of a nation founded by such BRAVE MEN.

Posted by: JONAHandtheFISH | March 11, 2011 1:49 PM | Report abuse

When do we get the "hearings" on radicalized Baptist, on radicalized born-again Christians, on radicalized anti-abortion groups and on radicalized Irish, Catholic Americans of second and third generation descent and on all those radicalized native Americans living out there on those reservations?

Oh, yes, and what about investigating all those radicalized congress men and senators - the C street crowd and the Club for Growth crowd and those that are not white and male and rich?

Posted by: dotto | March 11, 2011 1:20 PM | Report abuse

sectarian groups that are bent on damage to our nation? -- yes let investigate moveon and dnc

Posted by: oldhat | March 11, 2011 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Sounds so much like McCarthy. Why is he not looking into the other religious and sectarian groups that are bent on damage to our nation? I find his comments hypocritical since he was an ardent supporter of the IRA, who killed and injured many in England and Ireland. By singling out one religious group he is painting all the followers of Islam with a broad paint brush. By his actions he is encouraging our enemies and angering those Muslims whose support we need.

Posted by: MyVoice3 | March 11, 2011 11:15 AM | Report abuse

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