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Posted on 01/20/2011 3:14:56 AM PST by Scanian
Congressman Peter King (R-NY) told Politico Tuesday that in his upcoming hearings on radicalization among American Muslims, he was "not planning to call as witnesses such Muslim community critics as the Investigative Project on Terrorism's Steve Emerson and Jihad Watch's Robert Spencer,who have large followings among conservatives but are viewed as antagonists by many Muslims."
Based on this, it appears that this will be a show trial. Between Emerson and Spencer, the whole of it is covered. Emerson knows who all the players are and what groups and cells they are affiliated with. He knows who everyone is and what he's doing. For King to acquiesce in his marginalization is almost criminal. In Spencer's case, it's just as bad. Why wouldn't King discuss the texts and teachings of Islam that jihadists use to justify violence and make recruits?
For King not to avail himself of Emerson's knowledge and Spencer's scholarship is an astounding case of willful blindness.
Methinks Representative King is a wee bit in over his head. I am filled with dread and sorrow at another lost opportunity. Doesn't King know he is going to be smeared and defamed for these hearings no matter what? So why not achieve something? Why not have the courage of your convictions?
The Muslim groups are worried about these hearings with good reason. "On the gonif brent a hittle" -- the Yiddish axiom translated means "on the thief, the hat burns." At the last yearly Muslim Public Affairs Council Conference (December 18, 2010), one of the questions moderator Salaam Al Marayati asked his panel concerned the future hearings of Congressman Peter King. One of the panelists, an attorney named Angela Oh, said that any person subpoenaed should hire an attorney and that the attorney should advise the committee that the person under subpoena
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Sounds like King is just another RINO. Conservatives get fooled again.
Should have figured that, if you are not willing to refer to ISLAMIC TERRORISM as “Islamic Terrorism” (not the weak liberal “Radical Islam” term as RINO Talk Radio uses)....you are not serious in fighting Islamic Terrorism.
Would have loved to hear and see Robert Spencer testify in Congress. You know the Islamic Hate Groups dumped a pantload when it was speculated Spencer would testify
Yes, King abdicated the day after he came to Congress. Isn’t he also soft on Irish terrorists?
what’s he done?...let CAIR be his consultant?
Never trust ANY politician who is so VIOLENTLY anti-gun rights.
There is something REALLY WRONG about their “thinking” process.
Dunno if RINO is the correct term here—but he’s NOT on our side.