Keith Ellison Lied, People Cried
I’ve already taken Rep Keith Ellison to task for making Mohammed Salman Hamdani a victim beyond the scope of his tragic death on 9/11 for his own political purposes:Â Rep. Keith Ellison’s Shameful Tears At Radicalization Hearing.
What he was doing was not saluting Hamdani as a brave American victim of 9/11. He was using Hamdani’s death to make him into a cliche, a political victim … to further Ellison’s political agenda, not Hamdani’s, for all we know. Given Hamdani’s noble actions, how is it he deserves to be made into a political victim like that when he can’t speak for himself? For all we know, he detested such stunts.
Now, via NRO, we discover thatÂ Ellison’s account of events around Hamdani’s death does not even comport with reality. If anything, Ellison has disgraced a heroic victim of Islamic terrorism on 9/11 by spitting on his grave by invoking his name coupled with politically motivatedÂ lies and manipulations. What a disgrace. (Dan Riehl @ Breitbart has more)
The King Hearings: Necessary in Principle, Unlikely To Provide Answers in Practice
In a normal country (Is there such a thing?) the King hearings would have taken place years ago, and they would have focused on the key issues of the Islamic Weltanschauung and its practical manifestations over the past 14 centuries. It is to be feared that the hearings will do no such thing.
The trouble with King is that he, too, believes that your average Muslim is as Americanisable as any Tom, Dick, or Harry, and that the problem exists only in a small, unrepresentative fringe. It is patronizing, racist even, to expect that Muslim immigrants coming to the United States will suddenly become tabulae rasae and discard various political and cultural convictions shared by their compatriots back home. As it happens, the image of America in the Muslim world is far more negative than that of any European country: four-fifths of our Turkish and Pakistani “allies” and newly-democratized Egyptians loath America. Only slightly lower percentages of Muslims all over the world believe that suicide bombings can be justified in order to defend Islam from its enemies.
Rep. King’s panel should be toldâ€”but it will not be toldâ€”that this baggage comes to America with the Muslim immigrants and that it is transmitted to their American-born children. In a survey of newly naturalized citizens, 90 percent of Muslim immigrants admitted that if there were a conflict between the United States and their country of origin, they would be inclined to support their country of origin. In Detroit over 80 percent of Muslims “strongly agree” or “somewhat agree” that Shari’a should be the law of the land. (Source)
by Diana West
Holding hearings into Islamic “radicalization” is not an exercise in “McCarthyism,” as widely and deeply misunderstood. Â Â Read MoreÂ Â»
Republican congressman Peter King of New York tells CNN’s “State of the Union” that he sees an international movement with elements in the United States of Muslims becoming more radical and identifying with terrorists.
CNN’s Crowley is eager to prove that she’s a dumb leftard in this vid, you wonder why King even bothers:
A Minnesota Democrat, congressman Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to the House, says that while it’s proper to investigate radicalization, he thinks it is wrong to single out a religious minority. (Blaze)
Dan Gilgoff played up the Islamic community’s concerns over upcoming congressional hearings on “the radicalization of American Muslims” in a Friday article on CNN.com. Gilgoff quoted Muslims 12 times in his article, versus only 3 times for Rep. Peter King, who will be convening the hearings, and omitted mentioning actual terrorist incidents from recent years that involved native-born or naturalized Muslims.
The co-editor for CNN’s “Belief Blog” led his article, “Muslims anxious, active ahead of radicalization hearings,” by highlighting the efforts of American University Professor Akbar Ahmed, who stated, “There is a generalized sense of Islamophobia floating around, and the hearings are not doing anything to assuage Muslim fears.” Of course, this line helps revisitÂ the network’s charge from last summer that Islamophobia is now “mainstream in America” (his colleague Don Lemon did this on Monday with aÂ segment about a new film hoping to “clear up some of this ignorance” about Islam).Read More