GOP Plans To Investigate Muslim-Americans

Incoming chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee Rep. Peter King (R-NY) is already causing quite a commotion with his plans to hold congressional hearings on what he calls the “radicalization of the American Muslim community.”  According to King, “mainstream” Muslims are being silenced by their leaders and it’s up to Congress to uncover why.

Never mind that Rep. King’s belief is flat-out wrong.  Like others who have launched political careers by demonizing a specific ethnic group, King dismisses all criticism of his proposed witch hunt as “politically correct nonsense.”  King even takes it one step further and maintains that the proposed investigations are for the good of all Muslims.

King represents the latest Republican to jump on the “radical Islam and Sharia law are infiltrating our country” bandwagon.  While the movement has so far been limited to misguided states like Oklahoma, given the prominence in King’s appointment the potential for these hearings, should they happen, to further strain America’s relationships abroad is very real.

Our economy is just now starting to turn around.  Despite being infused with taxpayer dollars, Wall Street and corporate America are refusing to hire workers, choosing instead to sit on their cash and pay out enormous executive bonuses.  Again.  And all with the blessing of Republicans like King.

At what point with the American public demand the GOP work to actually solve the problems facing this country instead of simply scapegoating minorities in lieu of actual leadership?  The last thing this country needs is to re-visit McCarthyism given the number of Americans teetering on the financial edge.  Clearly though the Republicans plan to answer to a different constituency.

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161 comments

Beth S.
Beth S6 years ago

Thank you Russel and Lydia,

I was a little surprised to see this thread picked up on again, but the non-surprise is that it's still an issue.

The Obama administration has hosted hundreds of secret meetings with the Muslim Brotherhood in the White House, in addition to the appointment of numerous MB people as advisers in his administration. Actually the list of Obama's complicity in advancing a muslim agenda, taking out references to islamic terrorism from FBI and other security agency training manuals and classes, goes on and on. O said his main goal for NASA was muslim empowerment.

In depth hearings, where the administration via the DOJ, doesn't get to pare down the truly moderate muslim witnesses, who can speak to the true ugly nature and threat of islam are very much needed.

Instead we are bombarded on the airwaves with the lies of slippery eels like Imam Rauf, who shows no embarrassment at his blatant lying whitewashing of islam and NPR which aids and abets the pro-islamist lies.

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Bill Reese
Bill Reese6 years ago

Hello Rebecca and Russell, thank you for the information and the news that Rep. King is actually starting congressional hearing on the Muslim question!!!!

Bill Reese

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Russell R.
Russell R6 years ago

Continued: Pt2
They have come to teach us their ways and that is why I stand against the building of the Mosque at Ground Zero. It is a sign to all Muslims that we are here to keep an eye on you. That "Shariah" has come to America! Its the SS of Islam.
~ Incoming chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee Rep. Peter King (R-NY) is already causing quite a commotion with his plans to hold congressional hearings on what he calls the “radicalization of the American Muslim community.” According to King, “mainstream” Muslims are being silenced by their leaders and it’s up to Congress to uncover why.~ Sorry, but he is right! We need to keep an eye on those that call us infidels. - That want to change America by using the protection of our own laws against us. The Nation of Islam is a threat to America and the American way!

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Russell R.
Russell R6 years ago

Lydia S - I can't send you another Star! - for all those that want to close their eyes to what is going on in America and stand by their First Amendment Rights to practice their Freedom of Religion, but Islam is not a Religion, but an Ideology. They call it a "Peaceful Religion," but all you have to do is look at what is going on in this world and where there is War, there is Islam. Muslims can't separate themselves from their belief in God, from the Laws made by the Caliphs, who are above their own Law, Shariah, for nothing that they do can be a sin. Nice amendment made by Mohammed, to fulfill his own lust. By all rights Muslims are breaking their own Law by using a computer. It is more dangerous to them then any Book can be. Those Muslims, that came here a long time ago, came to escape the brutality of Shariah and cannot speak out against Islam in fear of Death. Not only to them, but, to all their relatives and friends they left behind. They are hostages used to silence them. They cannot speak out about anything they may hear at their Mosques. There are many radical Muslim imams speaking throughout this country that want to do America Harm, but, that peaceful Muslim has to remain quiet, or else! They call us infidels, They hate western culture. To them we are Satan and need to be destroyed because we are unclean. They have come to teach us their ways and that is why I stand against the building of the Mosque at Ground Zero. It is a sign to all Muslims that we are here to ke

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Lydia S.
Lydia S6 years ago

Rebecca M continued ... comment cut off

"Will we speak for her, and others like her ... or will we be silenced and look the other way at the violence committed in the name of this political movement, a "religion" which has stated publicly, many times, that it's intended goal is to "Dominate" and "Subjugate" the West?! I wonder what would happen if the Pope declared that the "Holy Roman Catholic Church" will Dominate, and all will submit ... or if Israel said, "All people will embrace Judaism and we will dominate"!? Why does it not cause alarm when an imam or ayatollah makes this claim, and even backs it up with threats of violent jihad?

http://www.faithfreedom.org/articles/persecution-by-islam/taqiya-and-jihad-–the-duality-of-islamic-doctrines/attachment/british-muslims-protest/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_Thinkers_Society

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Lydia S.
Lydia S6 years ago

Rebecca M wrote: "... Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.

Then they came for me
and by that time no one was left to speak up."

Which is precisely why we must ALL speak out about the atrocities of islam; speak for the victims who suffer persecution & violence because of what the koran teaches about "infidels" and what must be done to them ... and that includes muslims like the Ahmadiyya, who are persecuted by muslims, because they're considered "apostates" and "heretics"! There IS no freedom of speech or conscience in an islamic country!

And if we remain silent and do not demand accountability from the politicians who are ignoring the islamization, the sharia courts, uncontrolled immigration, etc., all of which are creeping into and affecting our Western governments, we will have no one to speak for us!

Every day there are attempts to pass "laws" making it illegal to say anything "critical" of islam. Geert Wilders was tried in the Netherlands, as was Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff. Mr. Wilders was acquitted. Ms. Wolff is still appealing her verdict!

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/douglasmurray/100024056/geert-wilders-on-trial-for-telling-the-truth/

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/ned-may/the-political-persecution-of-elisabeth-sabaditsch-wolff-3/

Will we speak for her, and others like her ... or will we be silenced and look the other way at the violence committed in the name of this political movement, a "religi

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Lydia S.
Lydia S6 years ago

@ Russell R -- the etc., was supposed to cover it all, but your point is well taken. Sharia really wraps it up, and is the physical manifestation of the cruelty and barbarity of this Political Ideology. A "religion" which has a set of "laws", which are "enforced" by a "clergy", is no religion at all. It is a political movement, a FASCIST MOVEMENT, no less, which seeks to silence opposition by any and all means possible.

Why the left and so called "Progressives", fail to understand this, is beyond me! They have NO problem bashing Christianity, Judaism, the West, Israel -- but look the other way and defend all the atrocities of islam. I say they are COMPLICIT in the crimes against women, children, animals, and indeed, Crimes against Humanity -- because "Silence is Acquiescence"! The "Causes" they claim to be in favor of, just a sham! Posers, one and all!

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Russell R.
Russell R7 years ago

Lydia S - Read the Koran, the hadiths, etc, & start getting ACCURATE information on islam!

You forgot to add "Sharia Law" to your list - it is there that you find the brutality of your belief. it is there that sanctions "Honor Killings," Stoning, Child Brides. It is there that you will find the it is alright to lie to promote your faith! It is there that you are sentenced to death to leave Islam. It is there that women, property. Speak of all the Truth and not only the truth that was taken from the Torah and the New Testament. Read the Truth that was written when before the time of your philanderer prophet who butchered, stole from, righteous people all in the name of your god. A man that could not read or write but yet you said that your book is not corrupted. Your book was written after his death. He sent his right hand man into battle to assure his death so he could take his wife, but, he returned from battle and changed the law so that he still can take another man's wife. Your prophet is the spawn of the devil. What kind of god, who condemns adultery, but offers a man in exchange for his, an adulterous eternal life of wine and (#) virgin women! and what are women offered? An eternal life of slavery?
You want Truth - read the Book that you took all your prophets from. From the Jews that some of you want to wipe of the face of the Earth. You walk in darkness, not in the light

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Robby C.
Past Member 7 years ago

It's tough for me to give a rat's a$$ about any so-called "religion" that advocates the stoning to death of 14yr old girls for the "crime" of allowing themselves to be raped by grown men. But they don't recognize the man's crime of rape &/or pedophilia b/c women are beneath men. Not to mention their extreme disregard for the rights of non-human animals. There's something wrong w/any cult that tries to undermine all other religions, starting wars all over the world, infiltrating organizations, & forming "terrorist cells" in every known geographical location on earth. They seem to have a strange fixation w/virgins too; particularly (pre)pubertal aged girls. Does the word creepy come to mind(?).

It's all just become a big party line side show, of right vs left. The right wants to control women w/anti-choice (even pre-age of viability fetuses). But they're more anti-muslime (who want to control women). The left's hell-bent on taking women's (& everyone's) right to self-defense via unconstitutional gun bans. But they have a problem w/the Christian's anti-choice efforts. It all seems sorta hypocritical, but that's politics... Just another divide & conquer side show.

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Sue T.
Susan T8 years ago

I say "Muslims - STOP the war on PEOPLE other than yourselves"

Who are the terrorists? Not me. radical muslims? you betcha.

If the shoe fits.....

stereotypes are ....

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