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The Rep. Peter King Muslim Hearings…..

This Dog is of two minds on Rep. Peter Kings (R-NY) Theatre up on Capital Hill….

While I am a bit alarmed that media tilt to the Hearings might push the branding of the McCarthy era…

I have to say that I applaud the Congressman from down road from me for coming out of the closet on the issue….


Right after 9/11, there was a local Yemeni store worker that point to the 9/11 headlines and smiled in front of me…

I stopped going to that store….

The guy lost all of his regular customers and was replaced in the store by another family member that is a US citizen a has his kids in out local schools….

He does not bring the incident up….

Yet I an aware of several cases where Muslim  parents raised US born children…Only to see them become radicalized and sneak away to join the ’cause’…


If Peter King’s hearings can help the parents who are suffering then that’s good….

If Federal, State and local police can testify that there HAVE been Muslims that come forth to help keep America safe….

Then that IS good…..


There is a problem with American born or naturalized citizens doing harm to their fellow Americans…


Sunlight and knowledge of these issuers are good for ALL  Americans to see and understand….

As american’s are christians, jews and muslims….

We all blend together to form a beautiful somewhat flawed country that is the greatest in the world…

We MUST be vigilant against those theat would do us harm…

But as we the American people have always been..

We must fight our demons to be tolerant and to continue accepting those that are different from us…

But want to BE us….


It is the strength and the lifeblood of this great nation…

Representative Peter King during a hearing on the radicalization of American Muslims in Washington on Thursday.


(Stephan Crowley/NY Times )

Representative Peter T. King, who is chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and represents parts of Long Island, said there was “nothing radical or un-American” in the hearings.


“Indeed, Congressional investigation of Muslim American radicalization is the logical response to the repeated and urgent warnings which the Obama administration has been making in recent months,” he said in his opening statement.

Mr. King quoted top Obama administration officials as attesting to the threat of homegrown terrorism, listing a half-dozen American citizens and residents accused of plotting or carrying out violence in the name of Islam since 2009.

But the committee’s top Democrat, Representative Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, said Muslims as a community should not be accused of radicalism or violence. He suggested that such accusations could play into the hands of Al Qaedaby supporting its claim that the United States is hostile to Islam.

“I cannot help but wonder whether this hearing, focused on the Muslim American community, will be used to inspire a new generation of suicide bombers,” Mr. Thompson said. Noting his own roots in Mississippi, he also referred to Mr. King’s Irish heritage; some critics of Mr. King have noted that he was a strong supporter of the Irish Republican Armywhen it carried out terrorist attacks in the 1980s…..


From Politicaldog101….

March 10, 2011 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Editorial, Government, Law, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Projections, Religion, Travel, Updates | , | 2 Comments