Skip to comments.Durbin to hold anti-Muslim bigotry hearings
Posted on 03/28/2011 8:12:25 AM PDT by caldera599
In what is likely a response to Rep. Peter King's relatively tame hearings on Muslim extremism and homeland security earlier this month, Senator Dick Durbin will be holding a hearing this Tuesday to investigate the supposedly growing problem of anti-Muslim bigotry in America. USA Today reports:
"Our Constitution protects the free exercise of religion for all Americans," said Senate Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin, D-Ill., who will chair the hearing. He said it follows a spike in anti-Muslim bigotry over the past year.
Farhana Khera, executive director of Muslim Advocates, a national legal advocacy organization based in San Francisco, said the incidents of bigotry stem from a number of things, including media attention to a proposed community center and mosque a few blocks from the World Trade Center and attempts to score "political points" by saying President Obama is a Muslim. He is a Christian.
"Muslim-bashing gets traction in politics," Khera said.
An August study by the Pew Research Center found that 54% of Republicans, 27% of Democrats and 40% of independents feel unfavorably toward Islam.
The problem is, beyond a few isolated groups and people like the would-be Koran-burning preacher Terry Jones, there's no proof of any significant "spike" in anti-Muslim bigotry among the American population in the last year. It's true many Americans didn't want a mosque built near Ground Zero -- but numerous polls also showed that most Americans thought they had the right to build it. Their opposition doesn't equate to a dangerous trend.
Dicky Turban is wasting more of the taxpayers money, that the government doesn’t even have, we are in the red so bad, and this is IMPORTANT? Tell me why!!!
In Durbin’s mind, acts of terrorism are included in the concept of religious exercise. The Fool.
Well,then 46% of Republicans,73% of Democrats and 60% of independents don’t understand Islam or they would have an unfavorable view of it,too.
Hey, Little Dick, according to the latest stats from the FBI, there is more of an anti-Semite problem out there than anti-Muslim. Thanks for wasting more of our money. That’s what you people do best anyway.
How about holding hearing on Christian Bigotry? The Muslims have acquired some sort of special status at the expense of any and all Christians. That’s where the real bigotry lies.
King should turn around and answer with an Anti-Christian bigotry hearing.
WTF is up with Durbin, well all those wealthy Chicago Muslims have him in their back pocket,
You don’t really think he cares about the Muslim community do you?
Follow the money.
Sold his soul to the highest bidder.
good luck with this dick turdbin... enjoy your waning time as the majority party in the Senate... come January 2013 you’ll be stuck pounding sand as part of the minority.
True and false I suspect.
Yes it's about the money, but not the muzzie money.
I think anything Anti-Republican, Anti-TeaParty, Anti-Traditional American appeals to Durbin's white/liberal/guilt base.
So I think the limousine-liberals get ginned up by this kind of thing and the muzzies are mostly a bystander-benefactor of it.
Will Mr. Pearl testify????
Introduction of Sharia Law into a country, USA for example, is Political not Religious.
for info from a Patriotic American!
The moderate Muslim campaign is a hoax, and America would do well to wake up to it.
What a Dick, Durbin is! Does he think the filthy Muslims will respect the free exercise clause when they breed enough of them to take over Congress and impose sharia law? Useful idiots like DICK Durbin will be the first ones they do away with.
Don’t bore us with your circus Dick, and just give us the inevitable bottom line - that muslims living here constitue absolutely no threat whatsoever and straight white males are intolerant haters.