Muslims protest outside NY Rep King’s office
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MASSAPEQUA PARK, N.Y. Post â€” Planned hearings by the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security on the “radicalization of the American Muslim community” drew noisy protesters on both sides of the issue to his Long Island office on Tuesday.
About 100 opponents of the hearings were confronted by about the same number of supporters, some waving “Don’t Tread on Me” flags and chanting slogans favoring the hearings. For a time, protesters from each side argued heatedly in face-to-face confrontations in a parking lot adjacent to the congressman’s office before police stepped in and separated the groups with barricades.
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At one point, hearing supporters sang “God Bless America,” while moments later their counterparts sang, “This Land is Your Land.” No arrests were reported.
Republican Rep. Peter King said afterward that his planned hearings, set to begin in Washington on March 10 and expected to be held periodically for 18 months, are “absolutely essential” to the country’s homeland security.
“Al-Qaida is recruiting right under our radar screen,” King told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. “We are not going to cave to political correctness. There is a real threat to the country from the Muslim community and the only way to get to the bottom of it is to investigate what is happening.“
Civic and religious organizations, including the Interfaith Alliance Long Island, Pax Christi Long Island, the Muslim Peace Coalition USA, and the Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives organized Tuesday’s event as a “pray-in” to oppose King’s hearings.
“We are worried about the way the hearings are being conducted. It will demonize the Muslim community,” said Dr. Shaik Ubaid, co-chair of the Muslim Peace Coalition USA’s New York chapter. “He should work with the Muslim community who has been working with the FBI and others and get to the root cause of this.“
Sister Jeanne Clark, coordinator of Pax Christi Long Island, read a letter from the group that was being sent to King.
“We know that despite false perceptions shaped by stereotypes, Muslim American leaders have consistently denounced terrorism and worked with law enforcement to prevent violence,” Clark said.
Inna Arolovich of Hicksville, N.Y., who said she is president of the American Association of Jews from the Former Soviet Union, said King’s efforts are warranted.
“I believe that radical Islam is threatening each of us, including peaceful Muslims,” she said. “It is a very real threat.“
John Hales of North Massapequa, said, “Radical Islam, we have to find out who they are, and I support Peter King and what he is doing.“
Rabbi Aryeh Spero, president of Caucus for America, said, “The safety of the country is in their interests, too. There is nothing more moral, there is nothing more obligatory upon people of religion than protecting innocent life.“
King said he played no role in organizing the counter-protest, but said it showed he has more support than some may suggest.
“I think the way this has been portrayed is there is a lot of noise from people against me,” said King, who remained in his office during the demonstrations. “Without any prompting, it appears there were at least as many, if not more, supporting me.“
He said testimony at the March 10 hearing will include remarks from Zuhdi Jasser of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, who King said supports the inquiry. Also expected to testify is Rep. Keith Ellison, a Minnesota Democrat who was the first Muslim to be elected to Congress.
Jalat Hamdani, of Lake Grove, whose son Mohammad Salman Hamdani was an EMT who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks at the World Trade Center, spoke against the hearings.
“American Muslims also died,” she said. “We sacrificed for this nation, for our nation. We are fighting on the front also. We are contributing members of society. For anybody to accuse the American Muslims of collective guilt is not right. We were attacked by foreign terrorists, criminals without a nation, al-Qaida.“
That’s what I call BS. Â Muslims always, always apply collective guilt when dealing with non Muslims. We need to treat them the same way.