Skip to comments.Jackson Lee at Radical Islam Hearing: Let's ‘Have a Hearing on Right-Wing Extremists, Ideologues’
Posted on 07/27/2011 1:54:26 PM PDT by jazusamo
(CNSNews.com) At a hearing of the House Committee on Homeland Security today about the radicalization of young Somali American Muslims by the al-Shabaab terrorist group, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) said the committee should hold a hearing on right-wing extremists in the United States.
Jackson Lee used much of her allotted five minutes to question panelists with expertise on radicalization about the alleged hacking into telephones of 9-11 victims by the now-closed News of the World tabloid in England.
I would add to that, that I would like to have a hearing on right-wing extremists, ideologues who advocate violence and advocate, in essence, the terrorizing of certain groups, Jackson Lee said.
Before Jackson Lee was recognized by Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), the committee chairman, the panel of witnesses gave details about how al-Shabaab, an affiliate of al-Qaeda, is recruiting young Somali men who live in the United States to travel to that African nation to participate in terrorist training camps.
Early in 2011, Canadian national security officials confirmed the disappearances of dozens of young Canadian Somali males who had traveled to Somalia to fight for the Al Shabaab, a terrorist group that is officially allied with al Qaeda and al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, said Ahmed Hussen, Canadian Somali Congress National President, at the hearing. Three of these individuals have died in Somalia fighting for this group.
The unique and extraordinary threats to national security that foreign terrorist organizations present to the United States are abundantly clear, W. Anders Folk, former assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota, testified. Al-Shabaabs successful recruitment of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, and the existence of a base of ideological and actual support for al-Shabaab in the United States raise a number of issues that require study in order to ensure that the United States maintains its safety in the face of the threat posed by the group.
Minnesota has one of the largest Somali populations in the United States, according to witnesses who testified at the hearing.
In his opening remarks, Chairman King described how the hearing would reveal the direct threat al-Shabaab poses to the United States.
You will hear how al-Shabaab, who bin Laden called one of the most important armies of Islam, is engaged in an ongoing, successful effort to recruit and radicalize dozens of Muslim-American jihadis, who pose a direct threat to the U.S., King said.
Jackson Lee, however, focused on what she called domestic hate groups, and asked that a 39-page document on such groups be added to the congressional record of the hearing, which King allowed.
She also asked that two Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) documents regarding domestic terror cases be added to the record.
Jackson Lee said that the committee should be briefed by federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI and the Central Intelligence Agency.
My concern with the focus of the hearings that we have had is the isolation of certain groups, Jackson Lee said.
Methinks she should shove her little, petty, underdeveloped thoughts up her koran.
One can always count on Democrats to waste their time worrying about minor or non-existent threats, while ignoring the potentially catastrophic ones right in front of them.
Why did King allow her in the room? He KNEW she’d do crap like this. Ignore these racist idiots...PERIOD.
I’d like to see an investigation of “Racist and Incredibly Stupid Progressives”
My exact thought when reading it, King made a huge mistake.
What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
How would that go Sheila?
“Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the TEA Party?”
***Why did King allow her in the room?
My exact thought when reading it, King made a huge mistake.***
When you are discussing something this serious it is good to have a little comic relief, and Shela gives it all she can!
Send in the Clown!
Would she like to hold a hearing on the Founders?
You bet she would.
Well said! :-)
Even Carl Sagan wouldn’t have been able to keep Shee’-la focused.
"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. When you give up that force, you are ruined."
"If someone is so fearful that they are going to start using their weapons to protect their rights, it makes me very nervous that these people have weapons at all."
Rep. Henry Waxman
I think that’s a great idea, so long as Sheila heads up the hearings herself so that she can dazzle the nation with her vast knowledge and razor sharp wit.
America only sees SJL’s sound bites; this would give us the opportunity to see her in action.
I predict that those hearings would prove unforgettable.
The fact that Jackson-Lee is a Congresswoman tells you all you need to know about “Holder’s people.” The majority of them are the nation’s biggest racists.
If not, it is a miracle.
Thanks for your post.
Waxman speaks for many more RATS than just himself.
Patrick Henry speaks for Americans!
America only sees SJLs sound bites; this would give us the opportunity to see her in action.
I predict that those hearings would prove unforgettable.
My thoughts also! Put her on prime time and let he make a total fool of herself. It would be very educational and the funniest show on TV! Can you imagine the publics reaction when learning this is what we have in Congress making our laws?
You make a good point, it would be unforgettable and very entertaining.
I wonder if she can see the irony of an extreme ideologue complaining about other ideologues? Does she even know what the word means?
Queen Sheila gone nuts again ping.
In a word, no.
Idiots like her fancy themselves as being in the center of the political spectrum.
They are that way because the dimocrat party has been encouraging them for the past 50 years. The relationship of the dimocrat party and racist blacks is an excellent example of Symbiosis. One can't survive without the other.
Let’s have hearings on bitches and morons.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) is an anti-American communist.
I have a better idea. Let’s have hearings on racist, far left, bimbos.
Thousands of acts of terror committed by Muslims, two(if you actually count McVeigh and the Norwegian as right wing)committed by right wing and this idiot equates the two as being equal?
Proof positive that when Lucas outlined Jar-Jar, he may have had a real life model. Aren’t gerrymandered districts wonderful havens for the weird and wacky. FYI: former fellow Black Congressional Caucus member Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) is burnishing her reputation with a tour of Gaddafi Libya and Iran playing the evil America race card. As I understand it, Ms McKinney was one who gave credibility to Rep.s Waters, Jackson and Lee (just to list the distaff staff.)
She’s an anti American African.