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Muslim Congressman Breaks Down At Radicalization Hearing

Rep. King Refuses To Deviate, Says More Hearings Planned

WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — On Capitol Hill Thursday, Long Island Congressman Peter King began his inquiry into radicalization in the Islamic-American community.

congressman peter king Muslim Congressman Breaks Down At Radicalization Hearing

Congressman Peter King heading the hearing on Islamic radicalization in America (credit: CBS 2)

Rep. King’s hearings took an emotional turn when Congressman Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, tried to speak of the heroism and patriotism of Mohamad Salman Hamdani, a New York City EMT who died on 9/11 trying to save other Americans.

“After the tragedy, some people tried to smear his character solely because of his Islamic faith, but it was only when his remains were identified that these lies were exposed. Mohammad Salman Hamdani was a fellow American who gave his life for other Americans. His life should not be identified as just a member of an ethic group or just a member of a religion but as an American who gave everything for fellow Americans,” he said.

WCBS 880’s Michael Wallace with Rep. Peter King

Rep. Ellison argued he thought the hearings were wrong because they could end up scapegoating people because of their faith, but King defended the hearings, noting that al Qaeda has adopted homegrown terrorism as their strategy.

After a week of protests leading up to the hearing, King dismissed what he called unwarranted “rage and hysteria” and said Congress has a duty to press forward.

“We must be fully aware that homegrown radicalization is part of al Qaeda’s strategy to continue attacking the United States. Al Qaeda is actively targeting the American-Muslim community for recruitment,” King said.

“The president’s own national security adviser said al Qaeda is attempting to radicalize the Muslim-American community,” King said.

King marshaled a number of witnesses to help make his point, including Melvin Bledsoe, the father of Carlos Bledsoe who became a radical Muslim and was charged with killing an Army private at a Little Rock recruiting station.

Bledsoe said the efforts to radicalize American youth must be stopped.

“I would like to see something changed that no other family in this great country of ours has to go through what our family is facing today. God help us. God help us,” he said.

But Congressman Bill Pascrell, who represents a large Muslim community in Paterson, N.J., took King to task, reports CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer.

“Every time I’ve sat down with the FBI about my own district I was told many times that there is no hidden agenda in that you need not fear the recruiting,” Pascrell said.

 WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell with Long Islander Talat Hamdani, who thinks the hearings are misguided

“The proposed hearing essentially casts doubt on an entire community,” said Naeem Baig of the Islamic Circle of North America.

Congressman Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, the top Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee said the hearing could be used by terrorists to inspire a new generation of suicide bombers, and that Congress had a responsibility to make sure its words do not make problems worse.

“I cannot help but wonder how propaganda about this hearing’s focus on the American Muslim Community will be used by those who seek to inspire a new generation of suicide bombers,” Thompson said.

Several Democrats had written to King urging him to cancel the hearings or at least broaden the discussion beyond the Muslim community, but fellow Republicans were coming to his defense.

“This hearing is focused on an issue that we’ve got to be aware of. It is facing us and provides a threat to our people,” said Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA).

Attorney General Eric Holder warned against alienating a group he said was already helping fight homegrown terror.

“Tips that we have received, information that has been shared has been critical to our efforts to disrupting plots that otherwise might have occurred,” he said.

King insisted that Muslims shouldn’t feel threatened by the hearings and that if there was going to be any animosity, his opponents would be to blame. After the hearing, King said that he was planning others. The next one, he said, will deal with the radicalization of American Muslims in prisons.

On Thursday, at King’s request, the Capitol Police secured the congressional hearing room and surrounding areas, as well as his office.
Rarely does a congressional hearing attract as much advance controversy. Critics have likened them to the McCarthy-era hearings investigating communism.

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One Comment

  1. Adolph says:

    It’s all of the Jews fault.

    1. jerseyjoey says:

      Ich sehe die Führer hat mich zu dieser Angelegenheit vor, seine alten Nachrichten.

  2. Johnny V says:

    I think it was a terrible acting job by this congressman who does not deserve any respect. Was he crying whenever radicals muslims were bombing Christian Churches in Iraq because they make up less than 5 percent of the poluation there. As long as the so called “peaceful Mustims” don’t stand up and publically condemn psycho radical muslims then as far as I am concerned Islam is being hijacked and is corrupted by its believers. The fact that we have to deal with such insanity as violence in the name of any religion in the 21st century speaks to the fact that Islam should be declared an illegal religion in the United States. So the short of it is get you religion right and people won’t be calling it like it truely is. A religion which has been corrupted by war monging murderers!

  3. Cher says:


  4. Isadore says:

    Whether you agree with the hearings or not the comments of Congressman Bennie Thompson are very telling. He argues against the hearings. BUT if he really believes that mere hearings will “be used by terrorists to inspire a new generation of suicide bombers and that Congress had a responsibility to make sure its words do not make problems worse.” in effect he is saying that these words will bring it on. If so he is suggesting that the Muslim community is already quite on the brink, and is therefore implying a greater justification for these hearings.

  5. THA FACTS R says:


    1. Tha N Word says:

      You are a doosh.

  6. Trish says:

    Hate breeds hate and there’s a lot of it in these comments…from all religions.

    1. Steve says:

      Trish – well said!!!

  7. david says:

    Shamed on you Keith Elison, you are trying to cover home grown muslim terrorists.
    Peter King , keep doing your job. We love you. We will vote for you when your run for president. We hate weak leaders. We need strong person like you.

    Some tears are shameful, some are useless, like that of elison, it is hopeless.

  8. Taio Cruz says:

    I throw my hands up in the air sometimes
    Saying ALLAH
    Gotta let go

    I wanna celebrate and live my life
    Saying ALLAH
    Baby lets go

    We gonna light it up
    Like its Dynamite!

  9. Alex says:

    Wow, what a !!!!!!!!!!!!! things to say. Thank you for being your self and respresenting “ONLY” your self.

  10. Alex says:

    Why we blame Muslim of being Muslim? Why look at Islam as a criminal accusation? Who create Al-Qaida, isn’t US? Who invade Muslim countries and kill Muslim people, isn’t US? If there’s anybody to be blamed is US. I’m a Muslim/American who proud of both sides, I may control my anger when I see our army killing Muslim in Iraq and Afghanistan, but other Muslim may not and they may become radical not because they are Muslims, it because our foreign policy which’s humiliate Muslims. We are falsely accusing Muslim of terrorism instead of apologizing for our faults and crimes against them. Why we create a monster then we try to kill it, if the monster try to fight US back, we have the accusation of terrorism ready. Aren’t we creating it? Then we have to deal with it.
    Republican need to stop to humiliate Muslim/American to gain few extra votes, Muslims are creative, active and effective community if they were giving a chance.

    1. David says:

      Don’t use the word we. I am ashamed of USA muslims, they make me sick.
      You are not on the same page with our Americans. Look at your writing, you are frankly on the other side of this country policy. I agree with peter king. He is doing is job. The more the pople like you, the more spoiled americans will become. You are infected mentally. Shame on you! Hey, why don’t you go back to your arab world.

    2. Johnny V says:

      122 Catholics were murdered in Iraq during Christmas mass in their house of worship. By who??? Radical Muslims. Radical Muslims continue ot martyr Catholic in many middle east countries. Radical Muslims have hijecked your religion and you need to fess up to it pal! May you and all your murderous friends in those places be cast in to hell by Mohammad himself!

    3. Akbar, Muslim-American who lauds King's efforts. says:


      Your comments are humiliating to Muslims with brains.

  11. Stephen M. St. John says:

    The US Department of Justice framed Arabs for the heinous crimes of 9/11. Want proof? See “Dulles Airport” Shadow disproves US Government’s 9/11 Conspiracy Theory at We owe Muslims an explanation.

  12. karen s says:

    let’s also remember another radical group of terrorists in their own right, the westboro baptist church of kansas. they intrude on the space of families and friends grieving the loss of a loved one killed in battle. the supreme court decided to protect their freedom of screech, as opposed the the dignity of a grieving family. having stood to separate these “religious radicals” from the solemnity of several military funerals, i ask rep. king to not focus on one radical group. westboro’s “gospel” includes such passages on their signs as thank god for ied’s.

    1. Let's be Sensible says:


      If you want to make a point to the westboro lunatics, might I suggest defecating on the graves of their parishioners?

  13. Sipetu says:

    Finally America woke up!
    With some 6 million U.S. followers, Islam is one of the nation’s fastest-growing faiths

    Islam ‘will be dominant UK religion’

    And more about Islam: Estimates of the total number of Muslims range from 0.7 to 1.2 billion worldwide and 1.1 to 7 million in the U.S. 3 About 21% of all people on earth follow Islam. The religion is currently in a period of rapid growth.

    Christianity is currently the largest religion in the world. It is followed by about 33% of all people — a percentage that has remained stable for decades. If current trends continue, Islam will become the most popular world religion sometime in the mid-21st century.

    1 in 4 Muslims ages 18-29 lend some degree of support to suicide bombings to defend Islam. The commentators blame political correctnesss for downplaying this finding.

    Islam’s goal is perfectly clear! A leader for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Omar Ahmad, while standing on American soil, said, “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faiths, but to be dominant.”

    If Islam is the warm and fuzzy religion she purports, why did 9/11 happen? Does anyone think Mohammed Atta and his 18 WTO suicide buddies were Buddhists? Why do we have an open-ended war in Iraq and Afghanistan? Why do we spend billions on Homeland Security? Short answer: Islam followers created the most horrific terrorist acts in the 20th and 21st centuries.

    Islam is the most insidious doctrine of hate. Knowing Islam and having experienced its systemic savagery has compelled us to warn repeatedly of the deadly imminent threat it poses to all non-Muslims.

    PASTOR PARSLEY ON ISLAM: Parsley, who lives and ministers in Columbus, Ohio, a city with a significant Muslim population, had strong words about Islam. “The fact is that America was founded, in part, with the intention of seeing this false religion destroyed,” Parsley said.

    “That’s why I believe Sept. 11 2001 was a generational call to arms that we can no longer ignore. Islam is responsible for more pain, more bloodshed, and more devastation than nearly any other force on the earth.”

    Parsley continued. “I look to the horrors of Sudan, and I find slavery, massacre and traumatic human upheaval of the sort that even beleaguered Africa has seldom seen. Unless Islam is checked from without and reformed, at the least, from within, it will become a force that shapes the future of our world as much as any other on earth.” Reflecting back on the tragedy of 9/11, Parsley said it isn’t true to say that the day was the dawning of a “brand new world.

    ” According to Parsley, “Rather, what happened was that a battle that has been raging for centuries merely crashed into our lives. A war that has raged in nations around the world merely exploded onto our western landscape – the war between Islam and Christian civilization.”

    In addition to the 19 hijackers, 2,973 people died; another 24 are missing and presumed dead. The victims were predominantly civilians.

  14. MizMackie says:

    Ellison is a sack of crap promoting muslim radicalization in the US — bet he didn’t shed a tear over the burning pile of flesh & blood spilled on 911. VIVA Congressman King — every freedom loving American needs to support this incredibly brave man in his mission to root out islamic haters before they unleash another tragedy on our unsuspecting innocent countrymen.

    1. David says:

      I absolutely agree with you.
      Seeing Elison tears make me nausea.
      We needs a lot more like Peter King.
      He is even more brave than Obama for americans.
      Long live Peter King. We love you. You are the Hero in protecting us.
      Shamed on you, Elison for trying to protect home grown American Muslim terrorissssssts. Peter’s urine is wortthier than your tears that will flow to hell.

  15. Rodin says:

    King pig!

  16. Rodin says:

    Investigate the threat to America from the religious right and those who enable them, far worse and more present danger than any Muslim “radicalization” could ever hope to pose.

    1. Gammera says:


      If you have a problem with the religious right, why not do something about it, instead of posting nonsense on a completely unrelated topic?

  17. John Brown says:

    It was the rhagheds in Paterson New Jersey that cheered their murderous “martyred” brothaz the loudest on and after 9/11. There were street celebrations. These are exactly the people Americans need to be wary of. We must root them out – isolation and deportation are 2 useful non-violent methods for dealing with our Muslim problem. Hooray for the Congressional hearings! Let this be a first step toward shining the light into the heart of our dark Muslim problem.

  18. Rodin says:

    Investigate the Christian right, a far more dangerous, present and insidious internal threat to America than any radicalization of Muslims could ever hope to be.

  19. J says:


  20. Ellen says:

    I feel bad for the majority of American Muslims that are now taking the heat for a few of their fellow radical Muslims, but their leader’s seem to be very quite when their own radicals do harm to innocent people. I can only hope and pray that things will turn around and all Americans regardless of culture or race can come together to end the hate and violence.

  21. Elliott says:

    The IRA never attacked NY or the USA. They were thoroughly inviestigated by the US State Dept and banned from visiting the US for quite some time. Peter King’s “praise” as you call it was made about the progress made by both sides during Good Friday peace agreements in 1998. He never condoned terrorists or violence. I see nothing wrong with asking the Muslim world to put their cards on the table and show where their loyaties lie. They will protect their own safety in the process and that of their children.

  22. sk says:

    Peter king is ahero. we should all be appreciative taht he is taking steps to protect our country! pretending homegrown terrorism is not a threat just shows peopel are living in denial and not reality!

  23. Carl says:

    Bring on the emotion and forget the reality, CNN, NPR and of couse MSNBC and other left leaning media outlets will have a field day with this.

  24. A. Kuster says:

    Simple test… What percentages of the sweet, peaceful, muslim populations around the world support Sharia law? More than 75% by many polls!!!!!
    This means that the majority of this peaceful religion support Beheading, amputations of hands and feet, stoning to death and other anilmalistic behaviors all mediated by a religious court which has final say! Are we supposed to be so stupid as to allow this barbarism to become acceptable and desired in western societies? To hell with this idiocy and stay in the Middle east if you wish to practice this ignorant barbarity. Indeed you are the best reason to avoid all and anything connected with Islam!

    1. Michael H. says:

      “More than 75%”

      Let’s see a SOURCE on this outlandish claim. You must not realize that the vast majority of Muslims live in SECULAR nations.

  25. KingofKings says:

    I’m so sick of the Timothy McVeigh card. They executed him so fast but yet these terrorist devils are sitting in jail and there are alot more of them then there are Timothy McVeigh’s. Why is that blind devil sheik still sitting in jail from bombing the World Trade Center the first time? These kinds of people need to go. The world has enough unevolved evil losers in it.

  26. JME says:


  27. Honey Tulipsa says:


    “We wish you to remember that muslims have been killing americans systemmatically and consistently all over the world since 1970″

    ‘systemmatically and consistently” . Huh?

    Heh I do believe the ppl of the Caribbean are educated. They know the meaning of ‘systemmatic and consistent’ killing.

    I think you seriously need stop pretending who you are not, don’t scapegoat the Caribbean and you need to seriously get your facts straight because america has killed and is killing more than you want to admit.

    As a matter of fact the christains are far more diabolically brutal than any other.

  28. paladion says:

    For what we could gather from a great distance (Caribbean), Rep. Peter King is not accusing anyone of wrong doing, he is just trying to clarified the air for the benefit of all of us.
    We wish you to remember that Muslims have been killing Americans systematically and consistently all over the world since 1970. This is what you may call a declared war jihad style. All these started perhaps before you were born.
    The most cynical aspect of such a tragedy is that the Muslim’s community in America, with just a few isolated and honorable exceptions, keeps quite and their mouths shuts, perhaps avoiding to disclosed any connection or inklings about the stealth jihad inside the EE.UU.
    Rep. Peter King is right. We all should be encouraging his effort and tray to emulate his patriotism, specially in such a time when our democracy and freedom are both on trial.

    1. John says:

      That is just what makes that Paladion and Americans are out of reality. Whom is killing who? Since the creation of Israel after WWII the Muslims were the victims.
      If Muslims all over the world express this as injustice they became terrorists

    2. majid khan says:

      Paladion is absolutely wrong. American Muslims are not killing Americans. He should get his news from reliable sources rather than based on hatred.
      The American Muslim community is fighting three wars at the same time: First against the hate groups in America who are spreading Islam-phobia, Second FBI and law enforcement agencies are harassing American Muslims, and third policing radicals using name of Islam.
      So stop spreading false things!

  29. Honey Tulipsa says:

    Those of you who think you have claim to the land you call america don’t belong there. When you talk about others going back to where they come from, what is the rightful owners of that land saying to you? Nobody hears them say to you go back where you come from because indeed ALL of you are impostors. If a person of muslim faith born in america donot belong there, you of the racist brood from the caucaus mountain born in america don’t belong there.

  30. Manny Khushalani says:

    Most of Muslims who are loyal to this country but the problem is for law inforcement is that, for example, they know who are KKK, Mafia, or drug dealers but as regarding terrorest activety have no group faces or particurlarly any organization. it is like some wolfs hiden dressesed like sheep.

    1. Mike says:

      Correct most Muslims are loyal citizens, further most Muslims are not Terrorists, but historically with in the last 20+ years most Terrorists are Muslims. This is why these hearings are necessary. Some Muslims are scared those who are trying to radicalize Muslims in their religion; the government has the responsibility to protect them and all citizens. There have been other groups of all kinds singled out in the hearings, Neo-Nazis, Nazi War criminals in the US, Youth Gangs, Skin Heads, Blacks Murdered in the south, KKK, and Mafia etc in order to bring about a plan to keep our country safe and bring the criminals to justice. Forthood shootings could have been averted if we put this pc nonsense to rest. This opposition to these hearings is that people have bought into the illness of “political correctness”.

  31. ew-3 says:

    Did he cry on 9/11?

    1. DeucePrez says:

      We don’t know. He wasn’t in Congress at that time and, therefore was no in a position to be in the public eye.

      However…..many of us, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, were stunned, shocked and angered that people, in the defaming of Islam, would commit such a heinous act!

      1. KImmie says:

        Why didn’t you protest then?

        Why are you only protesting now, against the hearings?

      2. Michael H. says:

        Kimmie, Muslims around the world protested in solidarity with the victims of 9/11. Just because you ignored it doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.

      3. Kimmie says:

        Michael H –

        I can tell you what they were doing in my brooklyn neighborhood- they were out in the streets dancing and singing and banging pots.

        if a handful of people did protest-it was not loud enough to hear let alone make a difference.

      4. Michael H. says:

        Kimmie, I hear these claims over and over again yet nobody has ever provided a single video or picture of these so called “dances in the street”

    2. JME says:


    3. Maddie says:

      Thank you very much, ew-3.

      Sincerely, this was my though exactly.

      Why does the bravery of one muslim paramedic have to do with extremists?

      1. Michael H. says:

        That one Muslim paramedic was painted as one of the terrorist well before all the facts were out. He was Muslim so they flat out assumed he was one of the parties responsible. Guilty before proven innocent!

        I guess you simply were not paying attention.

      2. Maddie says:

        Give me a break- Mike- I have the greatest respect for any and all paramedics-as well as all first responders for their selfless bravery..

        But being a muslim paramedic doesn’t get you extra credit.

        Citing 1 courageous muslim paramedic in the face of all of the filmed celebrations throughout the boroughs-not to mention the many newstands & vendors which were nowhere to be seen on that day.

        Extremists are what we are talking about.

      3. Michael H. says:

        “filmed celebrations”

        where? link me to these so called films.

  32. honeytulipsa says:

    Speak of the devil correcting sin.

  33. Bon says:

    What waste of time at the expense of tax payer. What is the purpose of these ? and if it turn out to be true, then what can be done..nothing. These are American citizen that they are trying to harass, and constitution is there to protect all Americans. These Peter King guy is just of of those millions of jews who always want to attack Muslims. Its in the Jews Gene!! and We Christian American should not entertain it at all. Who know, they will go after us as well, it is a matter of time and interest for the jews.

    1. Woodie says:

      Hey you Muslim go back home if you do not like American…we do not want you here.

      We know you are Muslim because of your spelling and grammer..

      these instead of this, citizen should be plural, put the before constitution,These Peter King should be This, of of should be one of, always want should be always wants, Its should be It’s, Jews Gene should be Jews genes, Christian American should be Christian Americans, Who know should be Who knows.

      See you have not learned the language, but hey maybe you are not Muslim..could be an illegal Mexican….whatever, just go back to your country of origin.


      1. Theeb says:


        “We know you are Muslim because of your spelling and grammer..”

        Oh gosh, you couldn’t get any more stupid, couldn’t you?

        Go brush your teeth little boy and tug yourself to bed, then you can save everyone from your extreme stupidity and ignorance.

      2. Lee Nichols says:

        Sorry, feller, you prove the need of words like “errata.” Count your errors.

      3. time to dethrone King says:

        @Woodie: People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

        The word is grammar, not grammer. And Jews’ genes needs an apostrophe. I’ll be kind and not point out all your punctuation errors.

        And BTW, I’d rather have a Muslim with language problems than a bigot who can (almost) spell as my friend and neighbor.

    2. William S says:

      Actually imbecile, Peter King is Catholic, but if he was Jewish what on earth would that have to do with anything?? We lost 3,000 of our brothers and sisters whose only crime was that they showed up at work to live our way of life. Our attackers were part of our society, complete with licenses and credit cards. This wasn’t like Pearl Harbor our military base was attacked by another country’s warplanes. Mr. King’s point is that we need to watch from within our society, because that is what seems to be Al Quaeda’s latest plan to harm us. Don’t you get it?? Do you even care to get it?? Let me know when you find out what the heck happened at Pearl Harbor. I’m Italian and could remember when there were Congressional Hearings on the mob…. I wasn’t insulted by that…. I’m not in the mob…. This is Mr. King’s point, not that all Muslims are terrorists, but most terrorists are Muslim. That’s not being a bigot, that’s being truthful!!

      1. Woodie says:

        Sorry, everyone! I’m just your typical head-in-the-sand moron without any coherent thought process. Please ignore my prior hate-filled sheenile rantings.

      2. Marie says:

        God Bless you William S.

        Feel exactly the same way.

        As Italiam American I also did not feel insulted when they had hearings on the mob- because I am not in the mob….

  34. Chris Ar says:

    What a pathetic jerk Ellison is. God bless Peter King. He’s doing his job, asking uncomfortable questions, and putting America’s enemies on the defensive.

    1. seckarou says:

      who are you to tell some people don’t belong to America?
      Have you forgotten that this land doesn’t even belong to the people that are trying to exclude others because of their faith.
      Your ancestors came to this land with Indian blood in their hand.
      If the Muslims don’t belong to America,then who belongs here?
      Definitely not you bunch of ignorant..

  35. Daystar says:

    “The wicked man flees though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion. “-Proverbs 28:1

    Peter King is a patriot! If there is no wrongdoing within the muslim community, they have nothing to fear…but if there is it needs to be exposed for thieir sake and the rest of our fellow Americans.

    1. Liz says:

      Am I supposed to feel sorry for this man for getting emotional?

      This tearful episode is being reported like it’s supposed to make a difference about what the hearings are about- and make us feel ashamed for putting him through this…

      Please, if you have nothing to hide then what’s the problem.

      As an Italian American I welcome all & any investigation into the MOB as I am just as offended by their despicable acts.
      I don’t see what all the protesting is for- all of a sudden they are crying victim?

  36. willem says:

    more examples of “free” america… wiki leaks must be stopped.. press freedom? guns every where i want to be free from guns! freedom of thought.. yeah but don’t belive in any other god than dollar…

  37. Josh says:

    Just as Israel created Hamas by funding their sheik, the US created Al Qaida by funding the Taliban. Not that that matters, right?!?!? We held hearings on the Mafia 40 years ago and that got us where?!?!? Way to go GOP!!! Way to spend our tax $$$ wisely!!!

    1. Jeshely says:

      Goog point … Those mafia hearings put a bad cast on the Italian American community every where in the country.

  38. Joseph Didonato says:

    What a disgrace Peter King is, he is just grandstanding to most of the low lifes in his district!!!

  39. Paul N says:

    Peter King is an embarrassment to the congress. This is nothing more than a red-meat circus for the tea party crowd. This is the same man that praised IRA terrorists back in the 80’s. This is why Republicans should never control congress..

    1. Chris Ar says:

      The Tea Party really has no real interest in this subject. Stop using the term as a generic reference to conservatives. The Tea Party is a faction, not the entire movement.

    2. Elliott says:

      the IRA never attacked NY or the United States. They were also thoroughly inviestigaged and banned by the US State Dept . Peter King’s praise concerned both sides during the long awaited Good Friday agreements.

  40. Lonnie says:

    where are these protesters when there is a terrorist act of violence? Where is the peaceful imam from the world trade center mosque to speak out against terrorism by radicals now?

    Why does Mr. King need more security if everyone is so peaceful?

    1. Michael H. says:

      The imam from the “world trade center mosque” has been speaking out against radicalism for a DECADE now.

  41. SareLocHms says:

    For those of You who would believe everthing that the European Jews tell
    America; Especially Peter King. May I request that You go back in history;
    a good start who be reading the book entitled: “The Forced War”. Author:
    David L. Hoggan.” The powers that be” Have did a great job on keeping this
    book out of libraries, etc. The very same People who control Americas
    News media,
    Time magazine etc, Always remember a simply fact.
    Those Who control the Past,Controls the Future!!!

  42. Rob says:

    This is who Republicans are and this is what they do. If you’re not like them (that is, white), they go after you in one form or another. It’s happened to Blacks in the form of lower payments to their communities, Latinos on immigration, and now Muslims. Shame on them all, especially Pete King. He is not a hero or protector. He is simply a bully with subpoena powers. Nothing more and nothing less.

    1. Chris Ar says:

      Sure is fearmongering in here.

      Take a chill pill, Rob.

    2. Charlie says:

      You’re a moron Rob, a plain old moron!!!! Move past the race card, come up with a viable argument!, as the whole race card crap gets boring!!!!!! Just because the man is willing to expose the sham that is islam, he is mocked and labeled a bigot, yet the koran says that through assimilation it will control the world… did not get to that part yet eh?!

      1. Charlie is a Fool says:

        Charlie, you never picked up a copy of the Quran in your life. You’re a fool for speaking on something you have no idea of what you say.

  43. Phil Simon says:

    Radical extremist need radical actions to stop them. They say death to the infidels I say death to them!

  44. Kingbusters says:

    If Holder won’t release Peter King’s FBI file, from the days when he was a fervent Provisional I.R.A. supporter who was tailed by the Feds, a DOJ patriot should turn it over to Wikileaks. King is not against all Muslims–after all, Khadafy’s people provided the Provos with weapons and explosives training so they could make good use of the equipment that they bought with funds raised by King. Nor does King lack compassion–after all, he vigorously fought to allow an illegal alien Provisional I.R.A. gunman to remain in the U.S. Perhaps British law enforcement prevailed upon the Prince not to invite Obama to the Royal Wedding, lest he include King in a bipartisan delegation–after all, they deemed him a threat to Queen Elizabeth and former Prime Minister Thatcher.

  45. nick says:

    After all your king is the devil …..Hitler was a white man.

  46. Willy Goldfarbenstein says:

    This half breed piece of trash should focus on the semites who are the real culprits in this world.

    1. Chris Ar says:

      Save it for the cross burning, Adolf.

  47. Pi$$ed Off Long Islander says:

    Go Peter!!! You are the KING!!!!!!! It’s good to see someone always willing to stand up….

  48. jerseyjoey says:

    I say Banish liberal censured CBS to LIbya. Typical Media . KING is a HERO

  49. jerseyjoey says:

    Better yet, Let them drink thier Oil and eat sand, You see we feed those people with our American Wheat, Cut off the food supply to them and while we are at it send them Exxon and BP’s Idiot CEO’s as food. Remember 911 our true enemy is Islam. REP King is a Great American HERO, God Bless Him.

  50. jimbo says:

    Politics creates terrorism and counter-terrorism, such as Al-Qaeda and Homeland Security respectively. Without one the other cannot exist. Homegrown, yup, Remember Timothy McViegh? he was not a Muslim! Soon it will be Jews or Catholics to blame to keep the big wheels turning.

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