For Representative Peter T. King, as he seizes the national spotlight this week with a hearing on the radicalization of American Muslims, it is the most awkward of résumé entries. Long before he became an outspoken voice in Congress about the threat from terrorism, he was a fervent supporter of a terrorist group, the Irish Republican Army.Let's see...so he's now a hypocrite for investigating al Qaeda connections in the USA in support of their quest to destroy the West because he once sided with the IRA during their quest for independence from Britain? That sort of leaves the Times as defending domestic Islamic terrorists in order to tear down Mr. King, unless they are simply saying he's not the best choice for committee chairman. It's hard to tell for sure.
As to the hearing, still hoping King takes my advice and investigates the redneck connection. We may actually learn something new.
Crying Keith's mission was successful--he stole all the headlines. The story should have been about Dr. Jasser's message and that of Melvin Bledsoe, and the dangers of radicalization to become the enemy of America--the same enemy we are fighting in Afghanistan. Good grief, Carlos Bledsoe was so radicalized he took down the picture of MLK off his bedroom wall. Yet Sheila Jackson Lee later proclaimed that Mr. Bledsoe's telling of that story amounted to inciting al Qaeda. Is nothing sacred to the left anymore?
Instead it's about the emotional division between those who think there's a problem and those who think King or anyone who brings this to light are the problem. So we got Keith Ellison. It's doubtful there will be many more of these hearings.