Skip to comments.Muslim American groups, not Rep. Pete King, are the ones fomenting hysteria with hearings on tap
Posted on 03/10/2011 12:56:58 PM PST by Christus_Rex
Muslim American groups, not Rep. Pete King, are the ones fomenting hysteria with hearings on tap BY Steven Emerson Daily News March 10, 2011
Never in my entire career in Washington have I encountered the hype and scare tactics of those opposing the hearings into Islamic radicalization by Rep. Pete King. A classic example was a headline on MSNBC.com: "Inquiry by congressional committee looks like inquisition to many Muslims."
The line of attack is now familiar: If King (R-L.I.) were truly interested in violent extremism, his hearings would focus on a wide range of groups that wreak havoc on America, including neo-Nazis and others; by focusing solely on Muslim extremism, the argument goes, he is betraying his bias.
This is utterly ridiculous. Our organization, the Investigative Project on Terrorism, recently did an analysis of all terrorism convictions based on statistics released by the Justice Department. These stats show that more than 80% of all convictions tied to international terrorist groups and homegrown terrorism since 9/11 involve defendants driven by a radical Islamist agenda. Though Muslims represent less than 1% of the American population, they constitute defendants in 186 of the 228 cases the Justice Department lists.
The figures confirm that there is a disproportionate problem of Islamic militancy and terrorism among the American Muslim population.
This is not to say that, on a percentage basis, American Muslims tend to be violent or extremist. To the contrary. Those involved in terrorism are a tiny sliver of the overall Muslim American population.
But one ought to be able to focus on a very real problem - homegrown terrorism fueled by Muslim extremism - without being accused of painting the entire U.S. Muslim population with a broad brush.
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Now there is a contradiction in terms.
Muslim - follow the koran - koran is based on opression fear torture amd murder
American - is based on freedom and liberty
Seems it would be impossible to be a muslim American to me.........
When Steven Emerson feels compelled to make such an irrelevant throw-away PC staement, we are really in trouble.
Next time some doofus repeats that not all muslims are terrorists, just ask the obvious question : how many are there if just 25% are? Personally, I think it's over 50%, given the opportunity, and close to 100% have the motivation. But let's not quibble...
25 percent of 6 billion is 1,500,000,000 of them.
Not a number that warrants simply brushing away as insignificant.
Violent protests by Muslim groups undercut their argument significantly.
To paraphrase Shakespeare, “the groups protesteth too much methinks”.
When you start catching flak, it means you’re over the target!
Is it an inquisition when tens of millions of Muslims in Turkey express their distaste for Islamism (political Islam, Sharia Law)?
Is rejecting Islamism (political Islam, Sharia Law) Islamophobia? Let's look at what authoritative sources have to say about the change to Islamism (political Islam, Sharia Law) .. Muslims!
Taboos in the press and public "in the old [secular] Turkey were the Kurdish and Armenian questions. In the new Turkey they have been shattered into pieces. There is freedom of expression now to address radical views on both. However, taboos of the new [Islamist] Turkey are the religious Fethullah Gülen movement, the corruption of the ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP; the powerful and their close relatives If anyone makes a news story on them s/he is dead meat.
"In the old Turkey books were banned, collected and burned, but in the new Turkey authors are being arrested during the writing process of books.
"In the old Turkey . . . ."
So.. Islamists (AK Party and the Fethullah Gülen movement are converting secular Turkey to a Iran-like Islamist republic. Tens of millions of Turk Muslims do not like it.. are they McCarthyites?
BTW, the Fethullah Gülen movement is run by a U.S. citizen in Pennsylvania Fethullah Gülen.
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