Well, here’s what we know at this time:
Who’s Who in the Muslim Radicalization Hearings
By Elspeth Reeve
Monday, March 7, 2011 – National Journal
Rep. Peter King launches his hearings into the radicalization of American Muslims Thursday, and the full witness list remains secret. But already the key players are staking out turf in a made-for-cable-TV debate about whether Americans should be concerned about homeground Islamist radicals. King has been criticized both for a McCarthyite campaign against a religious minority and for [...] going soft by not allowing testimony from some of Islam’s harshest critics, like Walid Phares, a Fox News analyst who Muslim groups say has ties to Lebanese Christian militias. (King has said Phares will testify at a later hearing, just not the opener).
Hey, history has proven McCarthy was right! So, what’s the problem?
The White House is trying to get out in front of the hearings, with President Obama’s deputy national security adviser, Denis McDonough, visiting a Virginia mosque Sunday to promise that “we will not stigmatize or demonize entire communities because of the actions of a few,” The New York Times’ Sheryl Gay Stolberg reports. So, as the talking heads gear up, here’s a guide to the players in this punditry drama:
King insists that it’s just common sense to investigate terror groups’ attempts to recruit stateside.
What he’ll say: “The threat is coming from the Muslim community… the radicalization attempts are directed at the Muslim community. Why should I investigate other communities?”
One of two Muslim members of Congress, Ellison represents a Minneapolis district with many immigrants from North Africa. By supporting protesters in Cairo as well as the union workers rallying in Wisconsin, Ellison has “been styling himself as an old-fashioned ‘power-to-the-people’ activist,” the Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s Kevin Diaz reports.
What he’ll say: Ellison says it’s a good idea to investigate radicalization in the country, “but to say we’re going to investigate a — a religious minority and a particular one, I think, is the wrong course of action to take.”
Uh… Yeah. Of all people, Keith Ellison should know about how deeply ensconced radicalism is in the “religion” of Islam. His past association with and defense of the Nation of Islam and Farrakhan has caused him much consternation in his political career path. Even to such an extent that he felt it necessary to “rethink” his views and issue the following statement: ” [I] did not adequately scrutinize the positions and statements of the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan, and Khalid Muhammed.”
Now, ask yourself, how many Christians and Christian organizations do you find yourself defending that continually espouse hateful rhetoric and engage in violence? Me, personally; Nary a one! Christianity is pretty clear on what is acceptable and what is abhorrent behavior. That’s why I’ve never had to issue a retraction of support—unlike Keith Ellison. Perhaps Keith Ellison should impartially re-examine his chosen “religion” to discover how it was he got sucked-up into defending the hateful actions and words of Farrakhan. Something tells me that the rantings of a 7th century, murderous, thieving, lying sexual predator and pedophile—who took it upon himself to elevate himself to the status of a prophet in order to get away with even more profligacies —is largely responsible.
The former doctor to Congress now heads the the American Islamic Forum for Democracy and supported the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
What he’ll say: Islam harbors “an insidious supremacism.” Muslims must not sink into a “culture of separatism.” Islamic leaders should renounce a role for their religion in government.
Why Zuhdi Jasser still clings to Islam as his chosen faith is beyond me. In an Islamic country, he would have been killed long ago—and he knows it! But, if he wants to follow the rantings of a 7th century madman, then so be it. After all, this is America; the same America which has awarded him the Meritorious Service Medal.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff will testify for Democrats.
What he’ll say: Baca disagrees with King that Muslims don’t cooperate with law enforcement. “We have as much cooperation as we are capable of acquiring through public trust relationships. … If [King] has evidence of non-cooperation, he should bring it forward.”
Yeah, I’m still trying to figure out why it was that he saw fit to release Paris Hilton after serving only 79 hours of her sentence. But, be that as it may, Lee Baca is yet another useful Libtard for the Islamists. By the way, Baca, if you are reading this, CLICK HERE for evidence of non-cooperation between Muslims and authorities in your area:
McDonough, deputy national security adviser, appears to have been tasked with being the White House’s Official Critic of the hearings.
What he’ll say: “In the United States of America, we don’t practice guilt by association,” McDonough told a mostly Muslim audience in Virginia. “And let’s remember that just as violence and extremism are not unique to any one faith, the responsibility to oppose ignorance and violence rests with us all.” But the administration is avoiding saying that the hearings shouldn’t happen. “We welcome any involvement in the issue. … It’s an important issue,” McDonough says.
Yeah… Let’s remember that only ONE major “religion” was founded by a mass murderer who actually condoned the use of violence and rape. So, yes. I would say that Islam is unique in that it compels its adherents to kill, steal, lie, and rape—unlike any of the other major religions.
Of course, what do you expect from the Obama administration’s hand-picked dhimmitard, McDonough? It’s all very predictable.
Furthermore, just yesterday, McDonough threw out all caution and hooked up with the terrorist supporting ISNA organization to speak at the aforementioned All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) event. As the saying goes, “lie down with dogs and you’ll wake up with fleas.”
Thompson, the ranking Democrat on the committee holding the hearings, unsuccessfully pushed to expand the inquiry into include neo-Nazis and right-wing militias.
What he’ll say: “Terrorists of all ideologies seek to do Americans harm.”
Oh, Mr. Thompson is actually admitting that Islam is an ideology! So, what’s the problem?
King says he’ll call the family members of Muslims who joined violent radical groups. Some of these witnesses could come from Minneapolis, from where 20 young men have disappeared after being recruited by Al Shabab in Somalia.