In “Why CAIR is Going After Peter King” at Big Government today, Pamela Geller explains why the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations is targeting Congressman Peter King despite the defanged nature of his upcoming hearings:
The Hamas-tied Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is viciously going after Congressman Peter King (R-NY), who is planning on holding hearings about the radicalization of Muslims in America.
On Monday, CAIR’s daily “American Muslim News Briefs” mailing contained no fewer than three shots at King:
Rep. King Turns Dispute with Mosque into Personal Vendetta
King Hearing Witness: ‘We Are at War with Islam’
Video: GOP Rep. Bashes Islam, First Muslim in Congress
You might get the idea from this that King’s hearings are actually going to do some good. After all, if the Hamas group CAIR is angry, King must be doing something right. Yet last week I called King’s hearings a “show trial” after King told Politico that he was “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.” I wrote that “for King not to avail himself of Emerson’s knowledge and Spencer’s scholarship is an astounding case of willful blindness.” Even worse, King (R-NY) said he was going to call Muslim Brotherhood-linked Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN).
I support increasing awareness of the jihadist threat in our midst. Who more than I? But when Politico reported that King, who is the new chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, plans to take “testimony primarily from Muslims” during his upcoming hearings, I thought, why? The media considers it its mission to take its spin primarily from Muslims. The cultural elites are constantly haranguing us with the Islamic supremacist narrative of calling any candor or criticism of jihad “Islamophobia.” […]
So why is Hamas-tied CAIR so upset? Is CAIR going after King in spite of his capitulation? No. They are going after him because he conceded.
The Islamic supremacists sense King’s weakness. They see that he is anxious to accommodate them and to avoid bad publicity, despite his earlier statement that he didn’t care about being called a bigot if that was the price of exposing jihad activity in America. And so they are going in for the kill. This is what they do. We see this over and over again in Islamic history. It is an Islamic pattern: they treat every concession as surrender in installments. The record of the “Palestinian” peace talks with Israel is a primary case in point. The accommodation of Muslims in Europe, leading those Muslims to grow more aggressive and demanding every day, is another example. Appease jihad and they go for the jugular….