C. D. Book

Man on a Mission

In People, Politics on March 9, 2011 at 6:20 pm

But what exactly is US Rep. Peter King’s (R-New York) mission? As Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security he will convene the first in a series of hearings on radicalization in the American Muslim community. The hearing is entitled: “The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community’s Response.” 

In this New York Post article  King is quoted as saying:

“We want to show how systemic it is, how the programming works,” he said. He mentioned one black American who grew distant from his family, then took down his poster of Martin Luther King Jr. and gave away the family dog as he opted for jihad.”

“One of the requirements for recruits is that they have to cut off all connections with their prior life,” he said.

This statement in the Post article reveals the witch hunt mentality of the King hearings:

“He is clear-eyed about the need to thread the needle between demonizing all Muslims and exposing the truth about how some mosques and prisons act as breeding grounds for terrorists”.

I am at a loss as to how King plans to accomplish his stated mission of determining  the “programming” that is necessary to turn  ordinary Americans, I mean Muslim Americans, into  terrorists. Also, how will he determine which mosques are terror centers?   This CNN article, filled with direct quotes by King, shows him to be a vindictive, arrogant man. A man obsessed with 9/11 with the power and the venue to punish all Muslim Americans. King states in the CNN article that law enforcement indicates they don’t receive cooperation from the Muslim community but he cites no reports or statistics. Still King isn’t  calling any witnesses from the law enforcement community. Why not?

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) US hate groups have topped 1,000 for the first time in 2010. When will Congress hold hearings on these groups? A quote from the SPLC article:

“Taken together, these three strands of the radical right – hate groups, nativist extremist groups and Patriot organizations – increased from 1,753 groups in 2009 to 2,145 in 2010, a 22 percent rise. That followed a 2008-09 increase of 40 percent.”

Hello! Peter King wants to demonize Muslim Americans, a tiny percentage of which have been involved in domestic terrorism but he appears to want to ignore extremist groups that claim Christianity as their religion?

Something smells here and the smell is really rotten. Take notice if your child removes their poster of MLK from their room: you just may be fostering a terrorist.

Here is an article written by the SPLC that lays it out for you. If you can’t  follow the logic   in this article there is no hope that the United States will not continue its downward spiral into a third world country.

copyright 2011 XtraOpinion C.D. Book


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