Skip to comments.Protesters call Rep. Pete King's upcoming hearings on Muslim radicalization a witch hunt
Posted on 03/07/2011 2:47:57 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Proclaiming "Today I am a Muslim too," about 1,000 protesters gathered Sunday in Times Square to decry Rep. Pete King's upcoming hearings into homegrown radical Islam.
"Today, they're targeting Muslims. Tomorrow, it will be Jews. Tomorrow, they'll close a synagogue," said Abu Abdullah, 57, a perfumer from Bay Shore, L.I., who stood in the rain at the interfaith rally.
"Peter King is trying to divide us - to make it like shark eat shark," he said of the Long Island Republican, who heads the House Homeland Security Committee. "It shouldn't be that way."
Christians, Jews and Muslims branded the hearings a witch hunt, waved signs and chanted, "Shame, shame Pete King!"
Celebrities from boxing legend Mike Tyson to reality show darling Kim Kardashian added their support online.
"We are bigger than Charlie Sheen - we are the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter," hip-hop icon Russell Simmons told the rain-drenched crowd.
Magdy Salama, 50, a limo company owner from Astoria, Queens, who held a small American flag on a stick, said he worried his three Muslim kids will grow up facing religious bigotry.
"We're a free country. There should be freedom of religion," Salama said.
In an interview with the Daily News, King denied he was on a witch hunt and cited recent homegrown plots to bomb the subways and Times Square, saying the threat of terrorism "is now more from within" than from abroad.
In defending the hearings, which kick off Thursday, he said targeting one community has plenty of precedent.
Jihadists are "being recruited from within the Muslim community, just like the Mafia came from the Italian community, the Westies came from the Irish community," King said.
"It's important we find out the extent to which they are being radicalized, and how it's being done."
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This is an insult to witches the world over.
Actually, its a Sufi hunt.
We have freedom of religion in this country. Unfortunately for islam it is not a religion.
“Today I am a Muslim too,”
Show the pictures of the 4 burned contractors, hanging from a bridge.
Show the video of David Pearl.
Tell me again how you are a muslim.
Hollering “shame shame!” seems to be the new lefty fad. Everyone should respond accurately, “shameless shameless!”
Please read this book although I can't be held responsible by your inevitable rise in blood pressure. Here's a teaser to get you interested, Joe McCarthy is the godfather of Robert Kennedy's daughter, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend.
The thing about witch hunts that goes largely overlooked......is that sometimes there are witches.
The sad part is that King wimped out on getting real witnesses that know just how evil Islam is. He has already caved in to CAIR. I have had problems with King going back to his pro Clinton vote during impeachment.
The time has come to the forefront regarding Muslim issues. American may just well be pulled into a Sunni and Shia problem. The minority Shia’s desire to tell the majority Sunni that their beleifs in the 12th Imam will come to fruition if they creats chaos and conflict throughout all of the world.
15% of all muslims are Shia 85% are Sunni. Iran has the largest population of Shia Muslims with the Shia pilgrimage site primarily being Fallujah.
Sunni pilgrimage sites being Medina and Mecca in Saudi Arabia, but there is one more Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem.
What is happening in the Middle east has the footprint of Iran’s President Mahmud Ahmadinejad restablishing his connections with disatisfied Shia muslims and fundamentalist Sunni sects.
Keep in mind Shia Muslims are split into 12 sects actually 13 but some shia’s do not recognize the 13th. Sunni muslims are split is sects too. Example the Wahabi sect is the same one that the Royal Family of saudi Arabia belongs too. A bit of information Obama’s father belonged to the same sect in Kenya. So I believe Obama was truly raised a Wahabi Muslim till the time he returned to Hawaii. The media has distorted that his true father left Islam, but what do they know about his stepfather Soetoro whom legally adopted him.
That's the reason the more extreme elements of that crowd need to be examined carefully in public.
“Today, we’re targeting Congressmen. Tomorrow, it will be Jews. Tomorrow, we’ll close a synagogue,” said Abu Abdullah,
In all history every evidence is: These people are radically against everything that our nation is, and is for!
It is like “If you accuse us of being radical; we will blow up and burn down everything the U.S.A. is for!”
These people hate everything about:
“In God We Trust” and “One Nation Under God.” And they have a special hate for: “A government of the people, for the people and of the people.”
They should go pray to Allah at their 911 victory Mosque. Poor victims.
It’s not a witch hunt. It’s a Muslim hunt. It’s high time we started playing “Cowboys and Muslims’’.
Was Chris Christie there?
Some of these people keep harping about freedom of religion. How about asking them to swear to the oath of allegience for our Constitution and openly denounce the political laws of Sharia.
RE: How about asking them to swear to the oath of allegience for our Constitution and openly denounce the political laws of Sharia
Good luck with that. Oklahoma actually passed a referendum banning Sharia law in their state. What did the Federal courts do? They issued restraining order barring the state from adopting a constitutional amendment voters actually passed.
In other words, men in robes OVERTURNED the will of the people.
If our courts cannot even uphold the will of the people, how much hope does this country have for the future?
Chicago at heart of home-grown ‘radical’ hearing
March 7, 2011 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — In Washington, the House Homeland Security Committee is preparing to convene a controversial hearing on whether young Muslim-Americans are being “radicalized” by foreign terrorists.
Islamic organizations say the government is unfairly singling them out.
In this Intelligence Report: Why Chicago is at the epicenter of the argument.
The counter-terrorism squad at the FBI in Chicago and the terrorism prosecution unit in the U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago currently have dozens of open investigations, nearly all of them involving radical Muslim suspects linked to overseas terror groups. Those cases currently in federal court have put Chicago on the radar at the center of Muslim extremist prosecutions in the U.S. and at the heart of the discussion this week on Capitol Hill.
“As chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, I don’t see I have any choice,” said Rep. Peter King, (R) New York. “I have to investigate, No. 1, How extensive is the radicalization? How is it done? What are the signs of radicalization? And is the leadership of the Muslim community cooperating with law enforcement?”
When Congressman King convenes the hearing on Thursday, the case of Chicagoan David Coleman Headley will be the most significant example of Muslim radicalization.
Headley was recruited by Muslim extremists in Pakistan and helped plot the deadly 2008 attack on Mumbai, India. He has pleaded guilty to recruiting Chicago businessman Tahawwur Rana to help in the plot. Rana is going on trial May 16.
They are among a half-dozen American defendants charged right now in Chicago cases as radical Islamists.