March 11, 2011

Peter King's hearings on radical Islam "just show?"

Perhaps -- but it's from the other side:

This morning, Rep. Keith Ellison (Democratic-Farmer-Labor party, Minn.) appropriated a hearing on Islamic radicalism by weeping his way through a speech about whata-buncha-nasty-bigots Americans are. He chose as his case in point Mohammed Salman Hamdani, a Pakistani-born Muslim American who rushed to lower Manhattan on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, to assist in rescue efforts, and died in the collapse of the World Trade Center. Here’s how Representative Ellison tells the story of the aftermath of his death:

After the tragedy some people tried to smear his character solely because of his Islamic faith. Some people spread false rumors and speculated that he was in league with the attackers only because he was Muslim. It was only when his remains were identified that these lies were fully exposed. Mohammed Salman Hamdani was a fellow American who gave his life for other Americans. His life should not be defined as a member of an ethnic group or a member of a religion, but as an American who gave everything for his fellow citizens.

Does Ellison’s account check out with reality?

No. It is actually pretty close to the opposite of the truth. In fact, six weeks after the September 11 attacks — before Hamdani’s remains were identified, which Ellison implies to be the turning point of public perception — Congress signed the PATRIOT Act into law with this line included: “Many Arab Americans and Muslim Americans have acted heroically during the attacks on the United States, including Mohammed Salman Hamdani, a 23-year-old New Yorker of Pakistani descent, who is believed to have gone to the World Trade Center to offer rescue assistance and is now missing.” That is, Hamdani was actually singled out for particular high honors among the thousands of victims of the September 11 attacks.

And there's very little evidence of the rumors surrounding Hamdani that Ellison spoke of. Read the rest of Matthew Shaffer's article.

Posted by Hube at March 11, 2011 01:40 PM | TrackBack

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Why doesn’t this Peter T. King investigate the “Home Grown” radicalization of Irish Americans, who support the tradition wing of the IRA (Irish Republican Army), or Noraid (The Irish Northern Aid Committee), and being recruited by “Enemy Overseas” or worse “Enemy Overseas” the “Catholic Church ”, where they radicalize the priests into raping our young American boys, what about that you hypocrite scumbag.

Peter King is a hypocrite, he supported the terrorist group IRA, who killed innocent British people, but hey I guess that was OK, right? Killing innocent people is OK, as long as they are not born is the United States, yup that sounds about right. I guess Jesus Christ would give all you extra points for that, NOT!

No, there are no dancing in the street when Catholics hear about a pedophile priest, but there has been a concerted effort to Deny, Deflect, Defend this “Enemy Overseas” the “Catholic Church ”, I don’t even think you could deny that fact. What would Jesus Christ, say about this so called Church, I have a few thoughts myself.

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Posted by: Montana at March 11, 2011 04:42 PM

There have been hearings in the past on the mafia ... where was the concern about the feelings of Italian-Americans? But just maybe they had the hearings b/c the mafia was (is) ... a threat to the US? Just like radical Islam is a constantly reiterated threat to the US?

And your comparison of Catholic pedophilia to radical Islam is absurd on its face. (Sex abuse vs. mass murder? Riiiiight.) As it is, there's more negative coverage in the MSM about the Catholic Church, whereas we "should all be concerned about the feelings" of Muslims in the US because there are some hearings about radical Islam and its infiltration into our society.

King supported hearings into right-wing militias in the 1990s. And while, yes, he supported the political wing of the IRA (not its use of violence), as he notes that wasn't a threat to the US -- it was a wholly homegrown affair.

In a nutshell, you're just a ridiculous prisoner of political correctness. Not to mention no comment from you about Ellison's blatant lying about Hamdani.


Posted by: Hube at March 12, 2011 09:17 AM

Excellent point, Montana. I assume that in order to go after those kinds of organizations, King would have to look within his own faults and correct those wrongs. Conservatives are not that self aware unfortunately. I also wish I would have mentioned the Catholic Church's molestation issue but that wasn't the focus. Next time, don't you worry.

Posted by: Robert at March 17, 2011 11:32 PM

Montana/Robert: If you want to engage in sock-puppetry, try not to be an idiot about it and do it via the same IP address.

The next time your idiocy will be deleted.

Posted by: Hube at March 18, 2011 01:56 PM