Thursday is the big day in Congress as Rep. Peter King begins his hearings on Muslim extremism within our borders. The usual crowd is livid, comparing these hearings to those of Senator Joe McCarthy in the 50s as he targeted Communists in our country.
What's revealing is the fact that if this is nothing more than a witch hunt, than why is King receiving death threats? Isn't a death threat a little over-the-top if Muslims are just angry that they are being scrutinized?
Sounds to me like Muslims are fearful of what will be discovered, even though CAIR successfully pressured King not to interview top experts on jihadism, such as Robert Spencer, Steve Emerson, Ayaan Hirshi Ali, and Walid Phares. Instead, King will be interviewing Muslim Brotherhood shill Congressman Keith Ellison, the first Muslim to be elected to Congress. Yet, even though King caved in so many ways, he's still receiving death threats. Truly revealing, don't you think?
Read from Atlas Shrugs:
Congressman Peter King Getting Death Threats, Security Ramped Up
"This is what confronting the enemy will get you. I hate to say it, but he better get used to it. We all have. You'll notice their side never gets these death threats.
We'll all be living like Geert Wilders sooner or later.
Rep.Peter King getting threats from overseas, gets security upgrade NY Post
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — 'Long Island Congressman Peter King is facing threats — and getting extra security.
But he vowed Monday to forge ahead with controversial hearings on radicalization in the Muslim-American community, reports CBS 2’s Tony Aiello.
King was heavily criticized at a weekend rally in Times Square.
“American Muslims are part of the American family and are Americans, too!” Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said.
But the congressman was strongly supported at a smaller rally nearby.
“Imam Rauf and his friends are trying to create a phony trumped-up civil rights movement,” one King supporter said.
The wedge issue is Chairman King’s decision to call a Homeland Security Committee hearing Thursday titled “The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community — and that Community’s Response.”
“I want to show the extent of that radicalization, how it happens. Also whether or not the Muslim community is fully cooperating,” Rep. King said.
Every Homeland Security chair gets protection, but King’s has been stepped up in the wake of threats — some generated by the controversy over the hearings.
“I’m getting a lot of hostile phone calls now, but the main threats I’m getting are from overseas,” Rep. King said.
King said he views his effort in the same vein as 1995 Senate hearings into the white militia movement, which took place right after the Oklahoma City terror bombing.
“And they were gathering support, and I thought it was important to investigate them,” King said.
King also said he promises to hear from a wide-range of voices, including Muslims that oppose the hearings, but intend to participate.
Among the figures invited to testify by Democrats is the sheriff of Los Angeles County, who is seen as a close ally of the Muslim community.'"
Perhaps, these hearings wouldn't be necessary if moderate Muslims would step up to the plate and speak out about the radicals in their faith and be willing to turn them in to authorities. But, that's not happening.
From Weasel Zippers:
Feds And Cops Say Rep. Peter King is Right: We Don’t Get Many Tips From Muslim Community…
"Surprise! Ok, maybe not.
(NYDN)- 'Cops and federal agents agree with Rep. Pete King that they don’t get a lot of tipsters from the Muslim community – but they say that’s true of many other communities.
Counterterrorism and intelligence sources from the NYPD and FBI say law enforcement faces the same problem with the Mafia, drug cartels and the MS-13 gang.
“Criminals are criminals. It gets dicier because Muslim extremists wrap their work in religion, but the smokescreens, the silence and intimidation are similar,” an FBI source said.
“What’s different is the risk – the extent of the damage, the number of innocent people who can be hurt.”
King has outraged many Muslim-Americans by convening hearings into homegrown radical Islamists and claiming the community has stonewalled terror investigations.'"