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Posted at 1:20 PM ET, 01/21/2011

Rep. Peter King's plan for hearings on Muslim 'radicalization' draws criticism from all sides

By Jeff Stein

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), the new chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, has to be hoping that his planned hearings on the “radicalization” of American Muslims draws as much attention as his mere announcement of them.

Or maybe not.

A major Muslim organization, a U.S. Muslim congressman and some mainstream newspapers have been quick to express their dismay over the hearings, with the epithet “McCarthyist,” an electric reference to the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy's 1954 hearings into communists in the U.S. government, being bandied about.

But the hubbub took a decidedly odd turn Thursday when Steven Emerson, who heads a research organization devoted to publicizing what he sees as widespread Islamic subversion in America, denounced King for not including him as a witness at the hearings.

The word he used? “McCarthyism.”

"That you have caved in to the demands of radical Islamists in removing me as a witness, in light of the fact that no one in this country has done more empirical investigations about the attitudes and statements of the established Muslim leadership, shows me, to my utter horror, that McCarthyism is still alive today," Emerson said in a letter to King, first reported by Politico’s Ben Smith.

After King shot back--“at no time was it contemplated or suggested to Steve Emerson that he be a witness"--Emerson apologized for “some of the intemperate language I used…”

But the fire has hardly been doused. Next up is King’s scheduled appearance on a new TV cable show whose host, Brigitte Gabriel, is notorious for saying harsh things about Muslims.

Gabriel, a Christian-born, Lebanese-American journalist and conservative activist who heads a group called Act! For America, opposes the enlistment of Muslims in U.S. armed forces and has said that “tens of thousands of Islamic militants now reside in America, operating in sleeper cells, attending our colleges and universities, even infiltrating our government. They are here--today. Many have been here for years. Waiting. Preparing.”

The title of her latest book is “They Must Be Stopped.” In a New York Times interview, Gabriel defended her denunciation of the University of Michigan’s installation of Islamic foot baths, saying, "This is the way they are taking over the West. They are doing it culturally inch by inch."

King can’t back out of the interview with Gabriel, even if he wanted to. An aide said it was taped long ago, on Nov. 10.

By the time it airs on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 5, though, King may be hoping that most people will be so preoccupied by the next day’s Super Bowl that few will take notice.

Not likely.

By Jeff Stein  | January 21, 2011; 1:20 PM ET
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Comments

Another fearmonger seeking 15 minutes of fame.....
Brigitte Gabriel of Act! for America is another rightwing fearmonger - like Orly Taitz that leads the Birthers.

Posted by: angie12106 | January 21, 2011 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Now Republicans are not even trying to disguise their hate and biggotry. Independents should be proud of themselves for handing the reins of power to the Republicans.

Posted by: Lefty_ | January 21, 2011 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Another case of Head in the Sand ...... the evidence is clear - there is a significant and growing number of Muslims who are part of or greatly influenced by Islamic extemism.

Suerly it's a legitimate exercise of Congress, in its oversight obligations, to delve into the facts.

Branding it fear mongering under the guise of Racism, McCarthyism, and similar charges are simply premature.

Posted by: Hazmat77 | January 21, 2011 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Allow Robert Spencer and Steve Emerson to speak.

Posted by: shewholives | January 21, 2011 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Lefty_ ... where's the evidence of this supposed hate and bigotry?

Government is responsible for protecting the nation, and ferreting out extremists before they engage in acts of terrorism.

Bombs designed to maim and kill don't discriminate between victims; so that those on the political left - who are in the wrong place at the wrong time are just as likely as anyone else to be victimized.

Head...sand...denial...etc.

Posted by: Hazmat77 | January 21, 2011 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Here we go again...another distracting non starter....where are the JOBS KING??????????????????????? Stop wasting the American peoples tax dollars on this crap. We have a capable military, FBI, CIA, Homeland security and hundreds of other law enforcement agencies working on this issue. Get off your lazy a-- and get some jobs for the American people! I knew these jerks were going to come into office and waste our friggin tax dollars on these type of boondoggles. The money spent on this distraction should be deducted from this lazy goons salary. How do the people of New York put with this nonsense?

Posted by: ruthella10 | January 21, 2011 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Lefty_ ... where's the evidence of this supposed hate and bigotry?
Posted by: Hazmat77 | January 21, 2011 2:20 PM
___________________________________________
Did you bother to read the article? You need not look further.

Posted by: Lefty_ | January 21, 2011 2:31 PM | Report abuse

First, Emerson immediately claimed the Oklahoma City bombing was the work of Islamic terrorists. Even when the facts the real terrorist was a proto-teahadist, he refused to apologize. Emerson thus has a proven track record of devastating errors.

Second, Emerson lied when he claimed the FBI warned him of being on a terrorist hit list. The FBI said it never told him this. But the story sure looks good.

Third, when will Rep. King (D-Real IRA) hold hearings on how he supported IRA terrorists when PM Thatcher was beseeching Pres Reagan to stop IRA fundraising in the US?

Posted by: Garak | January 21, 2011 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Our Gov't officials, including Barack Hussein Obama, have pledged to protect our country and uphold our laws.

WE KNOW FOR SURE there are terrorist cells in America. I don't care what color they are or where they're from, ferret them out and punish them.

Posted by: Bevhome | January 21, 2011 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Can't wait for King to have hearing on the scandals within his own Catholic church.

Posted by: MerrillFrank | January 21, 2011 2:49 PM | Report abuse


With the number young American Muslims going overseas to train with al Quaeda and other extremist groups, with the intention of perpetrating violence in the US, I think it should be investigated.

I've heard Gabriel on TV and seen her debate members of pro-Islamic groups and I think even someone from CAIR, she holds her own with them because she knows what she's talking about. She's not an uninformed alarmist as she has been portrayed.

Besides, there should be an investigation with the number of attempted attacks and potential attacks increasing in the past 2 years.

What are we supposed to do, sit back and wait until America is another Europe with the attacks they have?

And do you notice how Emerson back-pedaled on his complaint about Rep King and had to apologize?

And another thought, with the biggest Mafia roundup in US history by the Justice Dept., I don't hear citizens of Italian descent complaining.

We have to follow the Rule of Law and that pertains to everyone in America.

Posted by: janet8 | January 21, 2011 2:54 PM | Report abuse

hazmat77 the evidence is in the article herr genius. I think they should investigae christians, because they're infiltrating abortion clinics. Maybe if I start acting like a racist loony I can write books and have a talk show too. Exile all republicans. I'll take the muslims over the American hating radicals they call republicans, teabaggers, etc any day of the week. Republicans are ruining the country and are a way bigger threat to the common man than all terrorist organizations combined. fanatics.

Posted by: red2million | January 21, 2011 2:58 PM | Report abuse

[Lefty snarked: "Did you bother to read the article? You need not look further [for (alleged) hate and bigotry]."]

Thanks for the advise. Turns out there's alot of hate and bigotry on display there from none other than CAIR-- the infamous unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation terror financier plot.
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/Articles/cairprofilestand.html

Thanks for reminding readers.

Don't be an apologist for Islamo-supremacist hate-mongers your whole life, Lefty

Posted by: KaddafiDelendaEst | January 21, 2011 2:59 PM | Report abuse

There goes the Left.

Attack conservatives as murderers without any evideence.

Attack any hearings on possible Muslim terrorism as bigotry.

Posted by: drjcarlucci | January 21, 2011 2:59 PM | Report abuse


We as Americans have to face the fact that these people are at war with us and our way of living.

We can't cringe everytime someone utters the word Muslim.

We have to learn as much as we can so that we can deal with the situation intelligently.


Posted by: lindalovejones | January 21, 2011 3:02 PM | Report abuse

As long as we are investigating muslims for their extreme views and danger why not investigate the republican tea party also.
And than the democrats left leaning liberals, the conservative party and fox, Cnn and so on. Than when they are done with these mentioned above we can move on to librarians, teachers, auto workers, sewage plant operators, they have to be dirty. Than move on to pilots, farmers, actors(oh I mentioned them already-politicians), trash collectors and astronomers. Than we can move on to skiers and fake snow makers. As we are doing this because our politicians rather do this than fix our real problems, the country goes to hell. Sounds like a plan....

Posted by: Realistic5 | January 21, 2011 3:08 PM | Report abuse

[red2million spat: "I'll take the muslims over the American hating radicals they call republicans"]

Thanks for that frank admission-- no surprise.

For a more scholarly discussion of the phenomenon, read “Unholy Alliance: Radical Islam and the American Left” @
http://www.amazon.com/Unholy-Alliance-Radical-Islam-American/dp/089526076X

The motives and actions of Leftist “progressive” apologists for Islamo-supremacism are evil, and ought to be so recognized by people of good faith. Their reasoning sounds insane because it is-- and they are.

Posted by: KaddafiDelendaEst | January 21, 2011 3:14 PM | Report abuse

the only rule of law we should follow when dealing with islamic extremists is "get there first with the most" followed by the corallary "hit first and hit hard!"

Posted by: panamajack | January 21, 2011 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Recall, in a 6 to 3 decision last week, the Supreme Court upheld a federal law that makes it a crime for Americans to provide “material support” of any kind – be it in the form of cash, weaponry, training, personnel, services, or “expert advice or assistance” – to a foreign terrorist organization, even if that support is for ostensibly peaceful purposes.

Hamas would be one such example. It conducts terrorist attacks against Israel with one part of its organization while running charitable endeavors with another. Propagandizing for Hamas to support its outreach programs would allow Hamas to use propaganda money elsewhere, or even if the specific money was applied to the charitable work, it would allow Hamas to not have to dip into the charity funds for its terrorist activities.

Congressional hearings will undoubtedly focus the spotlight on these Islamo-supremacist terrorism facilitators.

So, thanks once again to CAIR (local Hamas propagandists) for making it easier for Obama's NSA to track your activities and Holder's Justice Department to prosecute your material support propaganda campaign. Great job, traitors!

Posted by: KaddafiDelendaEst | January 21, 2011 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Some sort of oversight of the state of Muslim America is not unreasonable at a time when there are jihadist fundamentalists fighting a war against us. But the Republicans do not have the moral authority or intellectual ability to carry it out in a constructive way. I mean, they really are bigots and racists, after all. Instead of talking about McCarthyism the treatment of Japanese-Americans during WWII would be a better analogy. If King were to step down and hand the gavel to somebody with integrity and character it might be possible to learn something about the importance of the threat from within, as many European nations are doing.

Posted by: gposner | January 21, 2011 3:21 PM | Report abuse

President Obama requested $3 billion in security assistance for Israel for fiscal year 2011. This aid reflects the third year of a 10-year U.S.-Israel security agreement signed in 2007 to gradually increase U.S. security assistance to the Jewish state in order to meet increasing threats, including a potential nuclear-armed Iran.

Please urge your House and Senate members to support security assistance for Israel in overall foreign aid bills.
http://www.capwiz.com/aipac/issues/alert/?alertid=14644041&type=TA

Posted by: KaddafiDelendaEst | January 21, 2011 3:21 PM | Report abuse

I just can't imagine why anyone, much less the Muslims would want to attack us.
Wow! They REALLY hate our freedoms, don't they?

Posted by: TOMHERE | January 21, 2011 3:21 PM | Report abuse

There is no end to the stupidity and hypocresy of the right-wing Repubs.
Do these basterds have any sense of decency and morality?
Fortunately, these are not the '50s so there won't be a chance in hell these MFs will succeed in dividing this country.

Posted by: analyst72 | January 21, 2011 3:26 PM | Report abuse

King is a thug and blow-hard. He knows fear-mongering will score points with his base. Why not the radicalization of white men militias, or the radicalized Christians that foment anti-Muslim feelings? Radicalized anything should be included. But, that wouldn't serve Kings purpose.

Posted by: jckdoors | January 21, 2011 3:28 PM | Report abuse

There should be hearings to investigage extremist republicants. They've done more damage to the country than any terrorist group could hope to.

Posted by: adwashburn | January 21, 2011 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Rep. King's hearings have a point. There appears to be some people in this country attempting radical islamic indoctrination of some of the population and we have had to break up a few terrorist attempts. However our history in holding such hearings should cause us to proceed with extreme caution. We traditional do not have good experiences with these hearings. We tend to recklessly use them to smear peoples reputations and they do more harm then good.

Some good can come from these hearings if the Muslim community learn to identify and report those who are espousing violent extrmist views and we build trust within the islamic population to report such radical elements. If, however we start treating moronic, xenophobic views such as foot baths as a first step to the islamization of the US then nothing good will come from these hearings and we will create more terrorists then we we stop.

P.S. most of the posters on here need to learn to stop using the conservative/liberal paradigm as a substitue for actual thinking.

Posted by: kchses1 | January 21, 2011 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Nothing justifies Hamas use of child soldiers and human shields. And the deaths of those innocents lies squarely with the Hamas terrorists... AND with those psychotic Hamas-huggers who ritually explain and justify Hamas child abuse and mass murder.

That is equally true for those who vilify American soldiers confronting Talibani child soldiers.
http://www.jihadwatch.org/2010/03/taliban-actively-training-child-suicide-bombers.html

This is further true for those who vilify Indian soldiers confronting Kashmiri child soldiers.
http://www.jihadwatch.org/2004/08/kashmiri-child-abuse.html

The sin is on YOU. Own it, Hamas-huggers.

But thanks for admitting what average Americans already know, Hamas-huggers. Jihadists consider ALL Muslims in Dar al'Harb as "occupied" people-- including in Phillipines, Thailand, Chechnya, Kashmir, Bosnia, Judea, etc., ad nauseum. That is the Islamo-supremacist perpetual 'casus bellum' in Dar al'Harb-- their sharia duty ("legal right") to terrorism ("armed resistance") against ALL infidels-- coming soon to an (allegedly) "occupied" territory near you!
http://www.andrewbostom.org/loj//content/view/17/27/

We also know Leftist terrorists (like Mandela, ETA, IRA, Red Army Faction, etc. ad nauseum) never gave up their Marxist "right" to terrorist "armed resistance." In Mandela's case, it was bombing civilians and immolating innocents by "necklacing."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necklacing

That is precisely why today's "progressive" Marxists share an "Unholy Alliance" with Islamo-supremacists.
http://www.amazon.com/Unholy-Alliance-Radical-Islam-American/dp/089526076X

So, thanks to all the Hamas-hugger Leftists out there for self-identifying your terrorist sympathies, URLs-identified-by-NSA. Good luck with that.

Posted by: KaddafiDelendaEst | January 21, 2011 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Beyond their wild rantings and rampant paranoia, do lunatics like King, Emerson, or Gabriel have one shred of evidence to support their wild, baseless claims? Of course not. Just the right engaging in the Big Lie, again.

Posted by: luridone | January 21, 2011 3:39 PM | Report abuse

[luridone demanded: "one shred of evidence"]

The Holy Land Foundation trial-- in which the founding Board of Directors of the Texas branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), was convicted and sentenced to 65 years-- offered mountains of evidence of terrorism complicity by CAIR.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Land_Foundation_for_Relief_and_Development

16K+ deadly Islamo-supremacist attacks since 9-11 don't lie
http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/

Don't be an ignorant apologist for Islamo-supremacism your whole life, luridone.

Posted by: KaddafiDelendaEst | January 21, 2011 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Dems love radical muslims!

Posted by: houston123 | January 21, 2011 3:51 PM | Report abuse

You mean the same Peter King that supported terrorists as they bombed London.
Oh, I forgot they were not Muslims. Therefore, it was just fine for King to support the IRA as they murdered people. Was he a leftist terrorists back then?

Posted by: djholihan | January 21, 2011 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Gee, isn't it just awful that a congressman might actually expose Islam as the loathsome, murderous creation of an evil mind. And how DARE anyone call Islamic terrorists, Islamic terrorists!! That would be TERRIBLE, given all the work the media and Democrat party have done covering up for Muslims across the country and demonizing those who tell the truth about the "religion" of bombings, honor killings, mass murder and global intimidation.

Posted by: bsbn142006 | January 21, 2011 3:55 PM | Report abuse

I have no problem with his investigating muslims. Anyone that thinks it is bigotry and fear-mongering is naive. Those of you that suggests investigating
Christians are Christian haters because true Christians aren't militants. Don't compare them
extremists!

Posted by: georgana | January 21, 2011 3:56 PM | Report abuse

We know that republicans have been in bed with enemies of America, yes starting in the 1980's. We know about the Iran/Contra deal which should of led to impeachment. Oh yeah, republicans have short memories and shorter attention span. We know that 1980's there was dealing with hezbula and and Iran was their ally.We know many things about the republicans right wing party. We know under in 80's there were arms deal behind congresses back and we know about Hostage for arms deal. So when anyone throws things at the left, remember the republican party is filthy, has been and will always be. The ties with radicals and the right wing party run deep but short memories, selective discrimination of information and avoiding facts are part of the republican DNA. No matter what republicans say, teh Iran/Contra arms deal for hostages will always be part of their DNA.

Posted by: Realistic5 | January 21, 2011 4:05 PM | Report abuse

[djholihan "You mean the same Peter King that supported terrorists as they bombed London."]

Indeed. I'd say King's experiences give him unique Mandela-like insight into terrorism co-conspiracy.

Notwithstanding, your 'tu quoque' reasoning is illogical.

Recall, the IRA have repudiated terrorism. We're still waiting for Islamo-supremacists of CAIR to end their jihad.

Try harder.

Posted by: KaddafiDelendaEst | January 21, 2011 4:07 PM | Report abuse

I've got news for the extremist Republican party:


Now that you have some actual power again (the House) you won't be able to get away with spending all of your time throwing verbal bombs at the Dems, going golfing and then hitting the DC cocktail circuit at night every day.


You either CREATE JOBS or you will be gone in 2012 so fast that your heads will spin.


Chop chop, Repugs!


You've got two years!


Time's a wastin'!

.

Posted by: DrainYou | January 21, 2011 4:14 PM | Report abuse

[Realistic5 spat: "We know about the Iran/Contra deal"]

More silly 'tu quoque'? Re-living the Cold War? That's all you've got?

*weak*

Posted by: KaddafiDelendaEst | January 21, 2011 4:14 PM | Report abuse

And how does this make jobs or cut the deficit?

Posted by: homer4 | January 21, 2011 4:19 PM | Report abuse

How about a hearing on the deaths of 34 US service personnel and the 175 wounded in the deliberate Israeli attack on the USS Liberty?

Or Christian acts of terrorism, like the Army of God and its attacks on abortion providers and clinics? Or the Christian Identity and its shootouts with police? Or the Lambs of Christ, with its terrorism against abortion providers?

Wait, when Christians, Jews, or Irish commit acts of terrorism, that's OK.

The FBI has said that the American Muslim community is our greatest bulwark against Muslim terrorism. King wants to wreck this, regardless of whether it's true and regardless of how much it hurts our counter-terrorism efforts.

Will King down a couple of pints of Guinness to get into a real Irish mood for the "hearings?"

Posted by: Garak | January 21, 2011 4:20 PM | Report abuse

[DrainYou spat: "You either CREATE JOBS or you will be gone in 2012"]

The Pelosi-Obama-Reid (POR) triumverate were checked in 2010-- not balanced. Refer your JOBS gripes to the Obamateur-in-Chief.

Changing the subject? Try harder.

Posted by: KaddafiDelendaEst | January 21, 2011 4:26 PM | Report abuse

You must resign yourself to the fact that
the peoples of the Western democracies
never act and always re-act. Warnings,
and even preponderances of evidence that
our enemies pose an immediate/present
danger will never be taken seriously until
after such enemies have acted. This is
what makes Hitler and others like him
believe that the Western democracies are
always led by "worms.'

Even when finally attacked (as in 9-11),
we can be thrown off-track by ignoramuses
like Bush, who instead of focusing on where
the threat/attack really come from, instead
use the opportunity to avenge some perceived
family affront by an uninvolved tyrant who
never intended attacking us (and was only
using bluffs to bolster his image in the war-
thirsty Muslim universe).

In the aftermath of such blunder we are now
engaged in the even greater blunder of trying
to create "democracies" where no democracy
is possible (democracy is sacrilege to Islam,
a word which for very good reason translates
as "submit!"). We will undoubtedly break the
bank and burst the dams of blood pursuing
this insane and pointless dream... to the utter
detriment of the real peril which still dogs our future at every: Islam itself.

S D Rodrian
http://islamisbad.com


.

Posted by: sdr1 | January 21, 2011 4:26 PM | Report abuse

I bet England and France wished they would have had a Peter King in their countries when the Muslims first start coming into their countries. A lot of the terrorism there could have been prevented and the radical ones would have left based on the attention of the hearings. When has the left ever sided with this country on anything.

Posted by: houstonian | January 21, 2011 4:27 PM | Report abuse

You must resign yourself to the fact that
the peoples of the Western democracies
never act and always re-act. Warnings,
and even preponderances of evidence that
our enemies pose an immediate/present
danger will never be taken seriously until
after such enemies have acted. This is
what makes Hitler and others like him
believe that the Western democracies are
always led by "worms.'

Even when finally attacked (as in 9-11),
we can be thrown off-track by ignoramuses
like Bush, who instead of focusing on where
the threat/attack really come from, instead
use the opportunity to avenge some perceived
family affront by an uninvolved tyrant who
never intended attacking us (and was only
using bluffs to bolster his image in the war-
thirsty Muslim universe).

In the aftermath of such blunder we are now
engaged in the even greater blunder of trying
to create "democracies" where no democracy
is possible (democracy is sacrilege to Islam,
a word which for very good reason translates
as "submit!"). We will undoubtedly break the
bank and burst the dams of blood pursuing
this insane and pointless dream... to the utter
detriment of the real peril which still dogs our future at every: Islam itself.

S D Rodrian
http://islamisbad.com


.

Posted by: sdr1 | January 21, 2011 4:27 PM | Report abuse

I'd like the Congressman to investigate the attempted bombing of the MLK parade in Spokane, Washington. If an alert city employee hadn't noticed the explosives-filled knapsack along the parade route, we'd be mourning more dead than we're missing in Arizona.

Posted by: JoyfulAlternative | January 21, 2011 4:30 PM | Report abuse

[Garak spat: "when Christians, Jews, or Irish commit acts of terrorism, that's OK."]

No, it is not. Who ever said it was?

In contrast, the 9-11 murderers called themselves Muslims, attended American mosques, functioned within the mainstream Muslim community and quoted from the Quran extensively-- so it is only logical for the objective observer to call them Muslim terrorists.

Moreover, their Leftist-fascist fellow travelors (like Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn) remain unapologetic about their terrorist records.

Leftists need to direct their nihilistic angst toward the jihadist doctrines of our Islamo-supremacist enemies, rather than slinging specious grievance theories and moral equivalence arguments at Americans.

Posted by: KaddafiDelendaEst | January 21, 2011 4:35 PM | Report abuse

One might add (tu quoque) that prudent FBI surveillance of modern neo-pagan fascists (e.g., Christian Identity supremacists) has been ongoing for decades.

There is absolutely no reason Islamo-supremacists should receive lesser treatment, merely to soothe the exquisitely sensitive feewings of Islamo-supremacism sympathizers.

To suggest (as Garak does) a bias in such surveillance is absurdity on stilts.

Posted by: KaddafiDelendaEst | January 21, 2011 4:41 PM | Report abuse

If King wants to investigate potential terrorist groups, he should start with the KKK, Neo-Nazi's, Tea Party, etc. They have a proven domestic track record of murder, bombings, assaults and threats in this country. Do something about these groups...

Posted by: wolfewalk | January 21, 2011 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Keep up the pressure on these rag heads. Notice, obama and the MSM NEVER label these scum bags as MUSLIM TERRORISTS. They are called insurgents, suspected insurgents, militia, suspected militia, al Qaeda, taliban and other cutesy P.C. names. These ignorant liberals are conveniently forgetting the inroads made by these scum that have begun fighting the Crusades again. Look at the problems they are causing in Europe. Are you that brainwashed and stupid to believe that bilge that the Muslims are "peaceful?" They are trying to get sharia law over here, some of their female students are demanding and getting special swimming hours, they refuse to allow females to be screened at airports and that 9/11 mosque is such a major insult. Wake up you dopes as this scourge spreads

Posted by: nomobarry | January 21, 2011 7:35 PM | Report abuse

It's at least as important as baseball players and their steroids. www.granitesentry.com

Posted by: granitesentry | January 21, 2011 10:01 PM | Report abuse

From Steve Emerson to Brigitte Gabriel and EVERY SINGLE brave soul in between who has had the courage to speak up and say what they know about the Muslim Brotherhood agenda in the U.S. - foremost spokemen being CAIR - ALL of them are unrelentingly smeared, called hysterical and accused of Islamophobia.

Wise up, why don't you?

If each of the people willing to speak about the political agenda of fundamentalist Islam in the West become targets of character assassination by CAIR and their pals, it should tell you that these people have facts that stealth jihad Islamists don't want you to hear.

Don't play brave, Congressman King, BE brave.

Posted by: DDiorioNDallas | January 22, 2011 8:55 AM | Report abuse

Impeachment is too good for this guy. But not only does King need to be educated to the American way, the people who put him in office need the same training.

Posted by: SanchosR | January 22, 2011 9:05 AM | Report abuse

Republican's Muslim hearings attacked as 'McCarthyism'
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Well, you all heard the demo...You repeat the lie and You repeat the lie and You repeat the lie and You repeat the lie and You repeat the lie and if you say it long enough and LOUD enough, pretty soon it becomes the truth to the guy that originally started the lie!
Remember, HE'S the one who said it was a nazi tactic!


Posted by: erodrik | January 22, 2011 9:48 AM | Report abuse

Republican's Muslim hearings attacked as 'McCarthyism'
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Well, you all heard the demo...You repeat the lie and You repeat the lie and You repeat the lie and You repeat the lie and You repeat the lie and if you say it long enough and LOUD enough, pretty soon it becomes the truth to the guy that originally started the lie!
Remember, HE'S the one who said it was a nazi tactic!


Posted by: erodrik | January 22, 2011 9:50 AM | Report abuse

Gabriel defended her denunciation of the University of Michigan’s installation of Islamic foot baths, saying, "This is the way they are taking over the West. They are doing it culturally inch by inch."
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It's all right if they put in a Holy Water font there too....or maybe a Baptistry??
Or would the dear Mussys cry fowl?? ;o)

Posted by: erodrik | January 22, 2011 9:55 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: wolfewalk ...Tea Party, They have a proven domestic track record of murder, bombings, assaults and threats in this country. Do something about these groups...
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
You're not wolfie! You're Olberman!! So where are you working tomorrow??? ;o)

Posted by: erodrik | January 22, 2011 10:04 AM | Report abuse

With the number young White Americans going overseas to train with al Quaeda and other extremist groups, with the intention of perpetrating violence in the US, I think that should be investigated.

Posted by: ddoiron1 | January 22, 2011 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Peter King would contribute more to national security if he would investigate the 100 or so Jewish organizations in America established to extort money and weapons from American taxpayers to give to Israel so Israel can again attack Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Libya, Uganda, the United States, etc., and carry out assassinations world-wide.

These groups are a true fifth column, agents of a foreign country that spies on us, extorts money from our politicians, and steals our national defense and industrial secrets.

But no, Peter King prefers to investigate Israel's Muslim victims rather than the perps.

Posted by: Lazarus40 | January 22, 2011 11:49 AM | Report abuse

There is no end to the stupidity and hypocresy of the right-wing Repubs.
Do these basterds have any sense of decency and morality?
Fortunately, these are not the '50s so there won't be a chance in hell these MFs will succeed in dividing this country.

Posted by: analyst72 | January 21, 2011 3:26 PM | Report abuse

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Typical response from another left-wing political blogger. I recognize more than a few familiar bloggers here.

This is not a party issue. It crosses party lines. Democrats, Republicans and Independent Americans should fear the radicalization of our young Muslim citizens. Using this forum to attack Republicans is transparent.

Posted by: bethg1841 | January 22, 2011 12:45 PM | Report abuse

He feels it's safe to bully Muslims -- he can look tough to the fox crowd while at the same time not doing any actual work, or thinking...

Perfect meower -- those people are MADE for each other -- sto0pid people who can't think playing to people who can't think, either...

Posted by: thegreatpotatospamof2003 | January 22, 2011 3:09 PM | Report abuse

The muslims want to kill non-muslims. Anyone who calls himself muslim shouldn't be allowed into the civilized world to recruit and teach hate to the weak and uninformed and yes, the crazy.

Posted by: 1uncle | January 22, 2011 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Bevhome wrote:
"WE KNOW FOR SURE there are terrorist cells in America. I don't care what color they are or where they're from, ferret them out and punish them."

Yes, and among the most dangerous are the radical right-wing, armed American militias. Perhaps Rep. King would like to hold hearings on those groups.

Posted by: marmac5 | January 22, 2011 3:25 PM | Report abuse

bravo! let's get all the g.o.p. crazies out front and center. let somnambulant, credulous middle america see for themselves what the m.s.m. is too lazy to cover-that the republican party has become the exclusive property of religious loonies, gun nuts, and corporate con artists. all the third rate journalism of the rubins, parkers, and krauthammers can't explain this away. the g.o.p. and the tea party should go the way of the i.w.w., the temperance union, the know-nothings, and the america first lobby. they are fringe parties catering to fringe mentalities.

Posted by: jimfilyaw | January 22, 2011 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Let Darryl Issa investigate all of them.

Posted by: knjincvc | January 22, 2011 7:34 PM | Report abuse

Let Darryl Issa investigate all of them.

Posted by: knjincvc | January 22, 2011 7:35 PM | Report abuse

King is a zionist. He loves apartheid ithrael, he wants to kill more arab babies, women, kids...
He likes to talk about human rights in tibet...
WHITE SUPRIMACISTS SUCK.

Posted by: MumboJumboo | January 24, 2011 10:06 AM | Report abuse

NewsBusters| WaPo Builds 'Panic' on Hearing on Radical Islam: 'Some Compare Hearings to McCarthyism'
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2011/01/24/wapo-builds-panic-hearing-radical-islam-some-compare-hearings-mccarthyis

Posted by: StewartIII | January 24, 2011 11:13 AM | Report abuse

luridone wrote :

"Beyond their wild rantings and rampant paranoia, do lunatics like King, Emerson, or Gabriel have one shred of evidence to support their wild, baseless claims? Of course not. Just the right engaging in the Big Lie, again."

They have mountains of evidence, including the open proclamations of the stealth jihad leaders of CAIR, ISNA, et al, and if you had read their books, you would know that. You'd also know that opposition to Islamization has nothing to do with "the right" (or the left), any more than defense against the Japanese prior to World War II did. Back then taxes on the richest Americans was 94% (as they should be now too), and the right didn't even raise a whimper.
Few people in America are further to the left than I am, and I am highly supportive of King, Emerson, Gabriel, Spencer, Gaffney, and other protectionists, but then I've read their books. How many of their critics can say the same ?

Posted by: cats612007 | January 24, 2011 3:17 PM | Report abuse

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