Skip to comments.Peter King Comes to Albany? Democrats Accuse Lawmaker of Holding Anti-Islam Hearings
Posted on 04/05/2011 3:29:48 PM PDT by neverdem
State Senate Democrats are out with a release today blasting Republican lawmaker Greg Ball for holding a hearing which they claim is designed to "isolate and villify Muslims."
The hearing, called "Reviewing our Preparedness: An Examination of New York's Public Protection Ten Years After September 11" will be held Friday at 250 Broadway in Manhattan and will feature Nonie Darwish, a human rights activist who has attracted a good deal of controversy for her views on Islam, particularly the idea that the religion teaches its adherents to hate non-believers and to subjugate women.
The Democrats also blasted Senator Ball for inviting Frank Gaffney, a columnist who has questioned if Barack Obama was born in the United States. Ball said that Gaffney, in fact, will not attend.
"They are not people who are experts in security," said Senator Kevin Parker of Brooklyn. "They are folks who have developed their name by spending their time criticizing and attacking Islam, which is not where we think we ought to be as a legislature."
Washington was roiled by a similar issue when Long Island Congressman Peter King held a hearing about Muslims complicity in terrorist plots. Critics said that the hearing was wrong to focus on just one religious group.
Parker, who said he represents the largest Muslim Pakistani community outside of Pakistan, added, "When you look at his line-up this looks more like a Peter King attack on Islam than it is a valid investigation of New York's ability to protect itself from a terrorist attack."
Asked to respond, Ball accused Parker and his colleagues of playing politics over a serious issue, and said that they rebuffed his efforts to invite whomever they would like to speak.
"As chairman of the committee I bent over backwards requesting input for several weeks on who they would like to see be at the hearing," he said. "Instead of antagonistically trying to generate press he should go back to my original request for input so we can do our best for New York State and New York City."
He said that Congressman King and NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly are also slated to testify, and he defended the presence of Darwish.
"We have to understand who our enemy is, and we have to understand the culture of jihad and get beyond the feel-good politics of political correctness and have New Yorkers have a clear look at people who want to destroy our city and our state."
Democrats must be running in 2012 on a pro-Islam platform.
Tellin’ ya right now, have your bags packed and ready to head to the central states cause Mexico owns California and everybody else in the world owns NYNY and the upper east coast.
Parker must have many jihadists in brooklyn willing to vote for him come elction time. Does anyoone know the racial makeup of his district, if so please post it for all to see.
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Really raises a big question - how democrats can win any elections in this country?
I know media plays a big role, but I have to conclude it’s mainly the ineptitude of republicans.
You mean to tell me the republican party cannot shove this outrageous leftism down the democrats’ throats?
I’m proud to say that Greg Ball is my state senator. I’m glad to see him making this sort of news.
The Democrats are insidious. They think sucking up to muslim voters is more important than national security.
“Republicans are still expected to try ousting Democratic State Senator Kevin Parker of Brooklyn, but at least he avoids jail time. Today, he was sentenced to three years probation for assaulting a New York Post photographer back in May 2009. The DA who tried the case, Dan Donovan of Staten Island, “applaud[ed]” the decision.
The judge fined Parker more than $1,600 and noted, “He has a history of threatening physical violence, as well as bullying and assaulting members of his staff, members of the Senate, and others with whom he has come into contact.””
“In February 2010, Parker was restrained by his colleagues during a profane tirade against Senator Diane Savino, in which Parker referred to Savino as a “b****”.
In April 2010, Parker launched into an outburst while colleague John DeFrancisco of Syracuse was questioning a black nominee for the New York State Power Authority. “Amid the nearly two-minute tirade, committee chairman Carl Kruger (D-Brooklyn) told Parker he would be removed from the hearing room if he didn’t settle down.” Parker accused his colleagues of racism, and followed up in a radio interview by accusing his Republican “enemies” of being white supremacists. Following the tirade, Sen. Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) was quoted as saying that Parker “need[ed] help.””
Thanks for the link. Parker was a $3 bill as a cop; he still is.
State Senate Democrats are out with a release today blasting Republican lawmaker Greg Ball for holding a hearing which they claim is designed to "isolate and villify Muslims."State Senate Democrats have to be made to stick to this, BY NAME, every single time there's another in the 1400 year continual stream of Muzzie atrocities, such as the death-by-stoning of a 15 year old girl in Bangladesh.
Gregory R. Ball was born in Pawling, New York, on September 16, 1977, and grew up on the family estate of Stephen and Jean Kennedy-Smith, sister of President John F. Kennedy, where his parents were both caretakers. A fifth generation New Yorker and the hardworking son of a postal worker, Greg graduated from public school and was the first in his family to graduate from college. He currently resides in Patterson, New York.
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