Peter King: I’ll Hold Hearings On Radical Islam
They condemned the rightwing extremist threat assessment last year for thoroughly partisan reasons – until a soldier shot up a military base and proved them wrong.
I remember when innocent American groups were investigated, even infiltrated, in the republican search for terrorists.
Texas republicans have mandated a rewrite of history to claim that Joe McCarthy was vindicated and a patriot instead of a politician who destroyed careers and ruined lives for the sake of power.
We need American Muslims to stand up and oppose the use of Islam as a tool of terrorism, but conservatives seem determined to alienate them in every way possible. American Muslims are treated with suspicion and distrust, investigated, alienated, harassed and ignored. Mosque construction is resisted, and efforts to bridge the understanding gap have been crucified.
Of course they are not jumping at the chance to aid their own persecution. They are Americans, and deserve to be treated like Americans. National security is in their best interest too, let’s keep it that way.
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