Mar 12

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) Is Absolutely Correct In Not Bowing To Political Correctness In Investigating Muslim “Radicalization”

Rep Peter King (R-NY) will soon hold hearings on the radicalization of Muslims in hopes of finding root causes which can then possibly lead to effective means of preventing this problem in order to be able to better protect Americans. Unfortunately up to this juncture, "we" have overindulged and been accepting of the egregious terrorist acts of Muslims, the vocal and tacit community support and lack of outrage from within the Muslim community.

The Koran is explicitly intolerant of non-believers and countenances violence, murder, subjugation and misogyny. Jews are the primary targets but so are Christians, Buddhists and others.

Muslims do not make good neighbors and don't assimilate in many communities. This tenet is exemplified worldwide – in America, Europe, the Mideast and even in Asia. Several European leaders have come to this realization and have voiced their concerns quite vociferously. These immigrants are attempting to transform their “adopted” countries into part of a global caliphate and are exploiting the freedoms inherent in democracies ironically to accomplish their goals. At the same time, they are financially draining the systems by obtaining a gamut of financial aid.

Unfortunately, though tens of millions of Americans are fully cognizant of what is transpiring, Obama, his Administration and a majority of Congressional Democrats completely deny a problem and often go to bat for a multitude of Muslim groups that serve as fronts for the more radical elements in the Muslim community.

We must all stand with Rep. King and support his actions on this issue.

American Moslems and Rep. King
Rabbi Aryeh Spero  March 08, 2011

How many more Americans must be threatened and murdered by Moslems yelling Allahu Akbar before the political establishment acknowledges there is a profound threat to Americans coming from within the Moslem community that must be investigated? When will a rotunda's worth of Senators and Congressmen begin asking the Moslem community to root out these dark elements and vigorously help law enforcement stop what are becoming all too frequent attacks against American citizens?

Just last week, in Germany, two more American servicemen were murdered, just as earlier thirteen people were murdered by Nidal Hassan at Fort Hood. This comes after an "angry" Moslem killed one and maimed five in Seattle, not to mention the foiled plots in Times Square, North Carolina, New Jersey, Texas, and the Christmas Day flight to Detroit.

This week, one Congressman, Peter King (R-NY), will be doing just that, and many American Islamic organizations are doing whatever they can to derail the hearings whose very purpose is to protect the American people.

Imam Rauf, who is behind building the mosque near the site of the 9/11 victims, and Imam Shamsi Ali of the 96th Street Mosque, held a protest in Times Square this Sunday, March 6, against Peter King and the hearings he's holding beginning this Wednesday. Together with CAIR, they are claiming "bigotry" and casting the Moslem community as "victims of a witch hunt."   But Peter King is no bigot, rather the courageous chair of the Congressional Homeland Security Committee who simply wants to find out who and where are the dangerous Islamists planning attacks within America, and is asking the Moslem community to be more forthcoming in assisting law enforcement. Protecting American lives is the first obligation of our elected officials and King says he's "tired of the political correctness that has for too long been standing in the way of our government fulfilling its Constitutional duty to the people." Furthermore, it is not an investigation of the Moslem community but of the radicals within that community.

The truth is America's Moslem community is not a victim. Rather, it is we, the American people who are being shot, threatened and victimized. Despite all the attacks that have taken place in the name of Islam against the American people, there has been no measurable retaliation against Moslem schools, businesses or individuals. Indeed, in its latest report the ADL announced that American Jews have been attacked more than any other group, and a good portion of these attacks have come from members of the American Moslem community, as was the case at the Seattle Jewish Federation(10/6/06); at the El Al counter at LAX(7/4/2002); the throat slitting of a young Jewish man in Houston by a Saudi student(8/6/03);   the bomb plot against Riverdale, N.Y. synagogues(May, 2009); and chants in Ft. Lauderdale by Moslem demonstrators screaming "Hitler didn't finish the job"(12/30/2008).

I'm often asked by reporters how I and fellow Jews would feel if hearings were being held about members of our community.  One thing is for sure. If the Jewish community had hundreds or thousands within its community planning attacks against fellow Americans, and doing those attacks in the name of Judaism, just about every Jew and Jewish organization would be "outing" them immediately, ridding ourselves of these imposters of the faith, helping law enforcement in every way possible, and firing any teachers in our schools or synagogues who preached terrorism against fellow Americans or spoke of replacing our Constitution.

I know of no other community that has as many organizations warning their people not to cooperate with law enforcement as is found in today's Moslem community, and it seems that's exactly why these hearings have become necessary and are long overdue. In fact, Congressman King has said that he's "been frustrated over the lack of tangible cooperation from Moslem organizations with Homeland Security". It is they who have brought this upon themselves. Congressman King has no choice.

It is, also, the moral thing to do; for there is nothing more obligatory than doing what must be done to protect innocent life. Rabbi Marc Schneier, who is a long-time ally of Imam Rauf and party to the incessant grievance-machine coming from Moslem organizations, spoke Sunday of "not targeting a religious community."  But Congressman King is not denying them religious rights, rather hoping they display good citizenship. Isn't it high time the majority of Moslems did the religious thing and began showing concern for the lives of others, instead of trying to stop elected officials from protecting innocent Americans?  Isn't it time that instead of being fixated always on the honor and sensitivity of the Moslem community and accusing us of racism and Islamophobia, the majority of Moslems do the heroic thing expected of religious people, as well as good neighbors, and declare jihad against the jihadists, the radicals, and the imams preaching the hateful and supremacist teachings fueling the Allahu Akbars against non-Moslems? Or are their leaders promoting a religion so inner-directed and bifurcating of life, that what it demands for itself, it is unwilling to give to others?

If Rabbi Schneier of the trendy Hampton Synagogue had done his homework, he would have known that in our religious tradition the protection of life and body is more important than feigned "sensitivity." But perhaps he was all caught up in the rally's slogan: "Today, I am A Moslem." Clergymen have an obligation to uphold the fundamentals of the Bible, protecting innocent life and rooting out evil, instead of subordinating to political correctness. For that, we already have college professors.  Life, according to our serious religious tradition, is more important than "sensitivity."

Schneier asks that we "do the honorable thing and care about people from other groups." How long will Americans be asked, yet again, to do penance and prove their goodness by denying their own needs and rights, while others are never asked to show honor towards us?

The repeated assertion by the Rabbi and Imams, and President Obama, that the never-ending destruction by Islamists against us "has nothing to do with Islam" perpetuates the danger, since it exonerates the Moslem community from embarking on the soul-searching and introspection necessary to bring about change and moderation in the community and dissipates any public pressure on them to root out the extremists in their midst or cooperate more fully with law enforcement. Why should they, when we keep telling them that the killings done in the name of Islam have nothing to do with Islam.

Down the block, many on Sunday counter-protested the Imams' and Rabbi's rally, asserting: "Today, I am not a Moslem, nor was I yesterday, nor will I be one tomorrow. I am Jewish, I am Christian, and intend to remain so."  Others spoke of being proud of being American and believe multiculturalism has gone too far when people like Imam Rauf openly suggest some type of new arrangement between the Koran and the Constitution, one which will deprive us of full rights by altering the historic Constitution to fit with the values and needs of Moslems. There is nothing either moderate or American in a group coming to America and its leaders demanding the country "slightly" change its Constitution, resulting in a nation partially losing what has been its sacred heritage and civil rule book.

The Imams and Rabbi Schneier are trying to frame this as a civil rights issue and many of their leftwing backers intone We Shall Overcome. However, unlike the blacks of yesteryear, every Moslem citizen in this country is allowed to vote, and is free to purchase a home, go to college and find a job. They are not denied civil rights. It is we who are being denied our fundamental civil right to safety and protection by those wishing to block these hearings.

Indeed, the country has bent over backwards, to its own peril, trying to be sensitive to Moslem concerns. Nidal Hassan, who killed fourteen at Fort Hood and impaired 30 others, plus their families, was not stopped along his route to destruction precisely because he was a Moslem and no one wanted to be accused of profiling a Moslem. A non-Moslem expressing to friends and superiors the dangerous desires he did, would have been stopped way earlier. In the name of being sensitive to Islamic honor, Americans died. It's enough already!

In the name of sensitivity, millions of innocent Americans are unnecessarily, and daily, humiliated at airports as if potential terrorists, while women wearing burkhas are given far less dress-down. Evidently, Jewish and Christian humiliation is negligible, acceptable. Truth be told, the Moslem activists such as Rauf and CAIR and its rabbinic defenders should stop their never ending grievances and indictments against the American people, since it appears that Moslems are given greater consideration and latitude than the rest of us. But they won't. Many are concocting accusations and using American slogans to pave the way toward Islamization.

It's time more of our elected officials began openly talking about the threatening Islamization plans unfolding in our country. If they do, I'm confident We Shall Overcome.

Aryeh Spero is president of Caucus for America


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Mar 9

White House Still Praising Muslims. What’s Up?

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) will shortly begin hearings on the radicalization of Muslims. The White House is already in the appeasement and defensive mode which has been its modus operandi for 2 years. It clearly either does not understand the problem, is ideologically blind to the issue or is actually protecting and supporting Islam (a little affinity, perhaps?) by not stating the obvious. For example, despite the German gunman who was identified as a Muslim and who yelled "Allah Akbar" prior to murdering two US soldiers in cold blood, Obama couldn't bring himself to mention an association with Islam or even terrorism.

Whatever Obama's motivation, which we believe is largely nefarious, his inactions and avoidance of labeling these terrorist acts what they truly are, only further encourages more violence.

As an example of the incompetence, egregious ignorance and head in the sand approach, Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough stated that a mosque is a "typically American place" and said it reminded him of his Catholic parish where he grew up in Minnesota."

Yeah, right! We don't think that they were brainwashing and radicalizing little Catholic children in his parish to blow off the heads of non-believers and try to take over the whole world in violent fashion.

Irrefutably, Islam is a religion of hate and the radicalization is just the more extreme element of an intolerant, hateful, misogynistic polity or cult which calls itself a religion.

White House praises Muslims ahead of House hearing

By Eileen Sullivan and Lolita C. Baldor    March 6, 2011
Associated Press

STERLING, Va. (AP) -- Muslim Americans are not part of the terrorism problem facing the U.S. - they are part of the solution, a top White House official said Sunday at a Washington-area mosque.

Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough set the Obama administration's tone for discussions as tensions escalate before the first in a series of congressional hearings on Islamic radicalization. The hearings, chaired by New York Republican Peter King, will focus on the level of cooperation from the Muslim community to help law enforcement combat radicalization.

The majority of the recent terror plots and attempts against the U.S. have involved people espousing a radical and violent view of Islam. Just a few weeks ago a college student from Saudi Arabia who studied chemical engineering in Texas was arrested after he bought explosive chemicals online. It was part of a plan to hide bomb materials inside dolls and baby carriages and blow up dams, nuclear plants or the Dallas home of former President George W. Bush.

King said the Muslim community could and should do more to work with law enforcement to stop its members from radicalizing and recruiting others to commit violence.

"I don't believe there is sufficient cooperation" by American Muslims with law enforcement, King said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union." "Certainly my dealings with the police in New York and FBI and others say they do not believe they get the same - they do not give the level of cooperation that they need."

In New York City on Sunday, about 300 protestors gathered in Times Square to speak out against King's hearing, criticizing it as xenophobic and saying that singling out Muslims, rather than extremists, is unfair.

McDonough said that instead of condemning whole communities, the U.S. needs to protect them from intimidation.

McDonough spoke to an interfaith forum at a Northern Virginia mosque known for its longtime relationship and cooperation with the FBI. The executive director of the center, Imam Mohamed Magid, also spoke, as did speakers from a local synagogue and a Presbyterian church.

The administration has tried to strike a balance on the thorny issue, working to go after homegrown Islamic extremists without appearing to be at war with the Muslim world. There has been an effort to build stronger relationships with Muslims - internationally and in the United States.

During his remarks Sunday, McDonough called the mosque a "typically American place" and said it reminded him of his Catholic parish where he grew up in Minnesota.

"Being religious is never un-American. Being religious is quintessentially American," he said.

He commended the mosque's members for taking "an unequivocal stand against terrorism."

"You've sent a message that those who perpetrate such horrific attacks do not represent you or your faith, and that they will not succeed in pitting believers of different faiths against one another," McDonough said.

The White House is close to finalizing a strategy for countering violent extremism. McDonough leads a working group of 13 federal agencies and offices - including the National Counterterrorism Center and the departments of Defense, Education, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Justice and State - focused on finding ways to confront the problem.

On Sunday, McDonough said the strategy would involve continuing efforts to understand the process of radicalization, as well as further outreach to Islamic communities in the United States. He also promised further efforts to dispel "misperceptions about our fellow Americans who are Muslim."

"No community can be expected to meet a challenge as complex as this alone," McDonough said. "No one community can be expected to become experts in terrorist organizations, how they are evolving, how they are using new tools and technology to reach our young people."


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Dec 31

Republican Controlled House WILL Investigate Muslim Radicalization

Now that the Republicans will control the House of Representatives, we finally will have some serious discussions within the government regarding the issue of Muslim radicalization and terrorism. Representative Peter King (R-NY), the incoming chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, has vowed this to be the case.

For too long, the Obama Administration including Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano as well as Congressional Democrats have gone to great lengths and recklessly denied any possible connection between Islam and terrorism. This is an absurdity that defies logic but also places our nation at greater risk.

Finally, we can expect a rational assessment and some concrete suggestions that may afford us more protection and preparedness.

Incoming House Homeland Security Chair Plans Hearings on Muslim Radicalization
Wes Barrett Dec. 20, 2010

Representative Peter King (R-NY) says he'll call for hearings into the radicalization of Muslim Americans when he takes over as chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security in the new congressional term.

In an interview on FOX's "America Live," King said "We have to break through this politically correct nonsense which keeps us from debating and discussing what I think is one of the most vitally important issues in this country. We are under siege by Muslim terrorists and yet there are Muslim leaders in this country who do not cooperate with law enforcement."

And he also notes a rise in terrorist recruitment in the United States saying, "We have the reality that Al-Qaida is trying to recruit Muslim-Americans, and yet we have people in the Muslim community who refuse to face up to this."

King cites foiled terror plots to bomb Times Square and the New York Subway, the 2009 Fort Hood shootings, and arrests of who he calls "homegrown Muslim terrorists" in Texas, Chicago, Virginia, New Jersey, San Diego and Portland, Oregon as examples of the type of radicalization on which the hearings would focus.

But some Muslim groups have said such hearings would be an anti-Muslim witch hunt and lead to an era of McCarthy-type hearings.
"Rep. King has dedicated years of his career peddling extremist rhetoric and baseless claims concerning the Muslim community and its leadership," said Faiza Ali, community affairs director of the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations [1].

"Instead of promoting counterproductive strategies that risk alienating partners within the community, Rep. King would better serve our nation if he actually engaged mainstream American Muslim leaders and organizations on issues related to national security."

But the congressman says he'll use the hearings to drill deeper into the divisive issue and points out that Muslims themselves are most susceptible to being victims of terrorism. "The immediate victims are Muslims themselves, whose sons and daughters could end up being killed as suicide bombers," he said.


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