Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Rep. Peter King may be disappointing

Diana West points to an article on Politico where Rep. Peter King is trying to assure "nervous" Muslim community members they have nothing to worry about regarding the upcoming hearings on "radical Islam". I think the following sums it all up:
In a move that will come as a relief to Muslim leaders, King told POLITICO that he’s not planning to call as witnesses such Muslim community critics as the Investigative Project on Terrorism’s Steve Emerson and Jihad Watch’s Robert Spencer, who have large followings among conservatives but are viewed as antagonists by many Muslims.
I suppose he's not going to invite Frank Gaffney either? To be fair though:
Possible witnesses, according to King, include Dutch critic of Islam Ayaan Hirsi Ali
But that still doesn't excuse his failure to invite some of the experts on the Koran itself. So how can we be certain this'll be the powerhouse it ought to be?

1 comment:

republicanmother said...

Peter King speaking out on terrorism is really rich for a man who openly supported the IRA and Sinn Fein. He actually held pro-IRA rallies in his district for the IRA.


It's also pretty funny that he recently pulled out the old Espionage Act of 1918, used by that great Progressive Wilson who ruined our country by his own admission.