By Mahmoud El-Yousseph
February 25, 2011
US Rep. Peter King, owes the rise in his political career, to his own support for a foreign terrorist group. He accuses Muslims in America of supporting terrorism, of not being loyal or patriotic citizens, and implied in a recent interview, that Muslims are not true Americans.
This coming from a former cheerleader, confidant and friend, to the leaders of one of Europe’s bloodiest and most violent terrorist groups, namely the Irish Republican Army, better known as the[IRA]. He is the last person who should be trying to paint Muslims , or anyone else, with a terrorist brush
To create ill will for Americas’ Muslims and divert the public’s attention from his long history of supporting terrorism abroad, the new Chairman of Home Land Security Committee in Congress, Rep. Peter King [R-N.Y.] is holding a hearing on alleged ” radicalization of Muslims”, on the week of March 7th.
Tracking down Peter King’s Mickey Mouse Hearing for the last two months, I have learned pretty interesting and amazing stuff. First of all, the so- called “alleged Muslim radicalization” is bogus and only intended to feed the hungry Muslim-bashers. Had Mr. King been genuine about our home front, he should have engaged and reached out to Muslim leaders, instead of referring to them recklessly as, “the enemy amongst us.”
So why isn’t Mr.King inviting law enforcement officials, and anti terrorism task forces, to testify? He claimed in a recent Fox News interview that, “they are too busy or scared.” I say, that’s a lot of poppycock! Fact is, FBI Director Robert Mueller, who is the Chief law enforcement official in the US, told the Senate Judiciary Committee, two years ago, that, “Muslim and Arab communities have been tremendously supportive and have worked very closely with [the FBI] in a number of instances around the country.”
According to FBI statistics, 150,000 Americans were murdered since 9/11. Among those, 33 were killed by Muslims, statistically speaking, three people killed per year. Not to diminish the seriousness of this, because one victim is too many, but, why are other acts of terror or violence, that are not Muslim related, not being investigated by Mr. King ?
On Jan 27, 2011, in an article entitled, “Terrorists are not just Muslims,” Rep. Bennie Thomspon [D-MI], who is King`s predecessor, stated, ” when state law enforcement were asked to identify terror groups in their states, Muslim extremist groups ranked 11th on a list of 18.”
So why did Mr. King refuse to investigate, or conveniently ignored other acts of terror committed in the US, that were not Muslim related? Here are 3 examples of the most recent ones:
*The attempted bombing of the Unity March, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King`s birthday, in Spokane, WA. on January 19, 2011.
* The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum shooting in Washington, D.C. on June 10, 2009.
*The Arizona Massacre, where 6 people were killed, in cold blood, and 13 others were injured, on Jan. 8, 2011.
It is a well known fact, that Mr. King is the only US lawmaker, on record, to raise funds for a foreign terrorist organization. The money went straight to the now embattled Libyan leader, Qaddafi. Qaddafi in turn, provided the IRA with bombs and explosives. Qaddafi`s main reason, was to settle a score with Margaret Thatcher, for allowing US jets to attack Libya in 1985, from US bases in the UK.
It was fascinating to read a story by Ed Moloney, in the February 19, 2011 issue of The Irish Times, on King’s hearing. The report reveals who Peter King really is. The story’s first paragraph says it all. It states: ” Not so many years ago, the BBC banned him from the airwaves, for his terrorist sympathies. A judge threw him out of a Belfast court, because he was a “collaborator,” with the terrorists on trial, and the FBI was opening his mail because of his views. The US secret service once listed him as a threat, during a presidential visit to his neighborhood.” Why does the German expression, “the donkey is calling the others long ears” springs into mind?
Finally, if Rep. King has his way, he will introduce a law, requiring every
Muslim in America, to wear a GPS tracking bracelet at all times. He will even propose that the government bug Muslims in their homes, workplaces and places of worship. Maybe even opening internment camps. That said, this retired Muslim veteran, and father of a former US soldier, urges every red-blooded American to reject King’s hearing as witch hunt and, to say NO to Peter King.
Retired USAF Veteran
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