Congressman Peter King, Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, is holding hearings in Washington on Muslim extremism in the United States. The hearings will examine “the extent of radicalization in the American Muslim community and that communities response.”
Homegrown terrorism by American Muslims is indisputably a large and growing problem in the U.S. and the hearings will result in recommendations about how to curtail it. Nevertheless, they have been met with fierce criticism from Islamists, leftists, the politically correct crowd, the head-in-the-sand crowd, the naive nurturing crowd, radical religionists and various other constituencies, with Islamists being in the forefront. King has been called a bigot, a racist and Islamophobic, among other things, and has received numerous death threats, all because he is doing his job. Homegrown terrorism carried out by American Muslims threatens the lives of ordinary citizens throughout the country (think Fort Hood, Portland, Seattle, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Arkansas, Texas, Michigan and other places too numerous to mention) and it is his responsibility to examine the phenomenon and recommend steps to deal with it. He is not trying to demonize or scapegoat American Muslims in general, promote Islamophobia or anything else like that. All he is trying to do is keep people from getting killed or maimed by American Muslim terrorists, including American Muslims themselves, most of whom have no use for the lunatics in their midst or for their tactics and actions. It is very telling for example that many of those who are testifying and sounding the alarm are American Muslims who are doing so in spite of the personal risk involved.
Why are Islamists criticizing the hearings so fiercely? In the end there is one reason and one reason only. All the talk about bigotry, scapegoating, creating a climate of fear and so on is just a smokescreen, a diversion. They don’t want their real goal exposed and they are afraid the hearings will do exactly that. They don’t want the American people to know that they consider terrorism as a means to an end, not an end in itself. They don’t want the American people to know that their real goal is to Islamize and conquer the country and turn into an Islamic state subject to Islamic law and that the use of homegrown American Muslim terrorists is just one of the many tools at their disposal, just one of the many tools they are using to make that happen. That’s why they’re fighting the hearings. They don’t want their real goal to be exposed.
What about all the others I mentioned earlier? They’re just tools too, useful idiots who are being used by the Islamists as well.
Well done Mr. King. Keep up the good work and don’t let the forces of darkness scare you off. For all our sakes.