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King: Hearings on Muslims in America will be fair
AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 03/09/2011 | Unknown

Posted on 03/09/2011 7:37:56 AM PST by arderkrag

WASHINGTON – The Republican congressman who has organized controversial hearings into radical Islam called Muslims "part of the mosaic" of America Wednesday and said they shouldn't feel threatened or intimidated by his inquiry.

"If there is going to be animosity, I would blame it on my opponents," Rep. Peter King said in a nationally broadcast interview.

King, who heads the House Homeland Security Committee, has come under withering criticism for the hearings scheduled to begin Thursday. Protests have already started, and comparisons to McCarthyism and the era of communist witch hunts are being heard.

In one appearance on morning television, King was asked if he was singling out the Muslim community rather than focusing on a more generalized terror threat against America.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: communism; jimmyqaeda2; mccarthy; muslims; peterking; peterkinghearings
What, exactly, was wrong with McCarthy calling out Communists?
1 posted on 03/09/2011 7:38:06 AM PST by arderkrag
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To: arderkrag

We surely don’t want to tred on any 14th century goat fornicating toes.


2 posted on 03/09/2011 7:40:23 AM PST by mapmaker77
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To: arderkrag

I’ve always wondered that myself.

And oh, by the way....the Rosenburgs WERE guilty. At least according to KGB files.


3 posted on 03/09/2011 7:41:52 AM PST by Pecos (Liberty and Honor will not die on my watch.)
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To: arderkrag
called Muslims "part of the mosaic" of America

Retch. The mosaic? How about the "tapestry?" How about calling their community "vibrant"?"

I loathe those cliched phrases.

4 posted on 03/09/2011 7:45:08 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: arderkrag
Thursday 9:30 AM C-SPAN

Witnesses Panel

1 Hon. Keith Ellison, A Representative in Congress from the 5th District of Minnesota

Panel 2 Hon. Frank Wolf, A Representative in Congress from the 10th District of Virginia

Panel 3 Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, President and Founder, American Islamic Forum for Democracy

Mr. Abdirizak Bihi, Director, Somali Education and Social Advocacy Center

Mr. Melvin Bledsoe, Private Citizen

Sheriff Leroy Baca, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

5 posted on 03/09/2011 7:57:37 AM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

This may be one of the few times cspan is on in my house.


6 posted on 03/09/2011 8:00:02 AM PST by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.----------In the same way Rush is balance, I am consensus.)
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To: arderkrag

If the muslims would criticize and self police their radicals, this would not be necessary.


7 posted on 03/09/2011 8:04:05 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: arderkrag

The answer to your rhetorical question is found in the progressive rant that, “McCarthy stigmatized mainstream Americans for their political opinions.” Of course, today hard core Marxism is indeed the central political belief of progressives, unionists and econuts. Respect for private property, capitalism and respect for the Constitution are stigmatized as extreme.


8 posted on 03/09/2011 8:06:41 AM PST by JimSEA
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To: arderkrag
I heard King is getting threats from overseas. The media is over reacting. Maybe it is Saudi influence they are trying to keep discrete.

From Judicial watch

link

----Muslim charities exposed ISNA’s terrorist connections and aggressive campaigns to place radical leaders in mosques throughout the U.S.

--ISNA pushes the Saudi-Wahhabi form of Islam, which teaches that all non-Muslims are enemies and heathens. In 2008 the Justice Department named ISNA an unindicted co-conspirator in a Texas case involving a similar group (Holy Land Foundation) convicted of funneling millions to Hamas.

9 posted on 03/09/2011 8:11:06 AM PST by opentalk
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To: Mr. Mojo

And remember, we’re not a “melting pot”, according to the liberals, we are now a “salad bowl”. The salad bowl analogy means that some of us are lettuce, some are tomatoes, some are broccoli, some are radishes, some are croutons, etc. meaning that there is no unified American culture anymore. Or that’s how they want to proceed.

When they pour the salad dressing on us, is that at least a unifying element in the salad bowl analogy???


10 posted on 03/09/2011 8:11:16 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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"...McCarthyism and the era of communist witch hunts are being heard."

heh, aren't all of them commmies still protesting in Wisconsin playing their bongos and smoking rope? I hope Peter King can post ALL threats on billboards, Times Square the Goodyear blimp then when it's a;; over we can turn all them mosques into carnita burrito factories, pig stys, and kill houses for out special forces then toss all muzzies and their nut ball supporters in dhimmi camps/slums like the scum have done since pre crusade days to all Jews and conquered peoples.

Hey, tax them to oblivion and turn their Qur'an on themselves. It would be brutal but interesting to have a few role reversals like mutialating men instead of women and forcing them into burkhas, oh my imagination. Just wrote something similar on a libbie site and they call me such sweet expletives, whilst questioning my intellect. I'll HAVE YOU KNOW I HAVE AN IQ HIGHER THAN GADDAFI!! AND ALL CODE PINK MEMBERS COMBINED( has to be over 45 or so heh)

11 posted on 03/09/2011 8:41:55 AM PST by Karliner (Now this is not the end. .... But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning, Churchill 1942)
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To: arderkrag
King, who heads the House Homeland Security Committee, has come under withering criticism been subjected to relentless liberal whining for the hearings scheduled to begin Thursday.

Corrected factual error.

12 posted on 03/09/2011 9:06:03 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: opentalk
Boehner is being a big pussy on this as most other things, it was a big mistake making him speaker.
13 posted on 03/09/2011 9:09:11 AM PST by boomop1
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To: arderkrag
Hearings on Muslims in America will be fair

As a professional politician, King sounds like an amateur and a loser.

I expect him soon to say he no longer beats his wife, either...

14 posted on 03/09/2011 9:21:48 AM PST by Publius6961 (There has Never been a "Tax On The Rich" that has not reached the middle class)
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To: arderkrag
What, exactly, was wrong with McCarthy calling out Communists?

Nothing, actually.
To all of us old enough to have been alive when it happened, it was all a good thing, and subsequently, he was proven spectacularly correct.

Only the immature of body or intellect believe otherwise.

Ignorance is a perfect intellectual soporific.

15 posted on 03/09/2011 9:41:24 AM PST by Publius6961 (There has Never been a "Tax On The Rich" that has not reached the middle class)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
The salad bowl analogy means that some of us are lettuce, some are tomatoes, some are broccoli, some are radishes, some are croutons, etc. [and now, increasingly, some of us are maggots] meaning that there is no unified American culture anymore.

There; fixed it for you.

I always thought the "melting pot" was the perfect analogy. For those in Rio Vista and Detroit, it reminds us that the product of the contemporary melting pot could produce alloys which are stronger, infinitely more useful and versatile than its constituent parts.

If the political leadership had a clue about what they were doing.

16 posted on 03/09/2011 9:56:20 AM PST by Publius6961 (There has Never been a "Tax On The Rich" that has not reached the middle class)
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To: arderkrag

Who will be the first Dem. Congressman to use the line, “Have you no shame, Congressman?”.


17 posted on 03/09/2011 10:16:25 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: arderkrag

Read the book “Blacklisted by History”, as it is the definitive, comprehensive and irrefutable chronology of the mistreatment of McCarthy by the Truman and Eisenhower administrations and even by spineless politicians in his own party.

McCarthy was a good, decent man who loved his country and sacrificed his reputation and eventually, his life in its defense.

The left has successfully vilified him, and every generation unknowingly carries it on.


18 posted on 03/09/2011 10:20:57 AM PST by rlmorel (How to relate to Liberals? Take a Conservative, remove all responsibility...logic...)
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To: arderkrag

I feel just as liable to blackball today as any of those foorkin commies did back in the fifties. Ay GOD I wish we would have taken care of the problem once and for all back then. Communists. You can’t live with them.


19 posted on 03/09/2011 1:40:36 PM PST by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

‘______the salad bowl analogy.’

‘May I grind some pepper for you - - ?’


20 posted on 03/09/2011 1:53:12 PM PST by USARightSide (At last! I'm actually here, after reading FR for 6 years! Pardon any fumbles - -)
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To: arderkrag

I haven’s seen the catch-all word “Muslim” used by the MSM, for years...at least not until King’s hearings, which rather than focusing on the whether or not they’ve been radicalized, which is what King is looking into, it’s simply called King’s “Muslim hearings.” As if it’s a survey course on Mohammedans. MSM, always doing their part.


21 posted on 03/09/2011 1:57:27 PM PST by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives"-Ataturk)
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To: Publius6961

I like the melting pot because it reminds me of chocolate fondue. Fondue. So quaint.+


22 posted on 03/09/2011 1:57:38 PM PST by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: americanophile

I call them Islamic Supremacists because it is evocative of White Supremacists, and you know what a bunch villians whitey bees when he gets together in groups with his cracker ass.


23 posted on 03/09/2011 1:59:58 PM PST by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: Publius6961

Rio Vista? I think you mean Rio Linda.


24 posted on 03/09/2011 2:55:24 PM PST by MeganC (Soli Deo Gloria)
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To: arderkrag

http://homeland.house.gov/

Hearing on “The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community’s Response.”

On Thursday, March 10, 2011, the Committee on Homeland Security will hold a hearing entitled “The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community’s Response.” The Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. in 311 Cannon House Office Building.

Witnesses

Panel 1

Hon. John D. Dingell, A Representative in Congress from the 15th District of Michigan

Hon. Keith Ellison, A Representative in Congress from the 5th District of Minnesota

Panel 2

Hon. Frank Wolf, A Representative in Congress from the 10th District of Virginia

Panel 3

Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, President and Founder, American Islamic Forum for Democracy

Mr. Abdirizak Bihi, Director, Somali Education and Social Advocacy Center

Mr. Melvin Bledsoe, Private Citizen

Sheriff Leroy Baca, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

Live Feed Web Cast

http://homeland.edgeboss.net/wmedia-live/homeland/20501/150_homeland-chshearing_070430.asx


25 posted on 03/09/2011 10:03:43 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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