Exposing the King hearings in a featured article at Human Events this morning:
What has happened to Peter King? The New York congressman’s much-anticipated and controversial hearings on “radicalization” within the American Muslim community are shaping up to be useless, or worse. King said Tuesday, according to 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.” Instead, King plans to call people with “the real life experience of coming from the Muslim community,” including, of all people, Muslim Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN).
In “King Abdicates” in The American Thinker Thursday, Pamela Geller pointed out that Emerson “knows who all the players are and what groups and cells they are affiliated with,” and that “for King to acquiesce in his marginalization is almost criminal.” Ellison, conversely, Geller noted, is “infamous for his pro-Hamas rallies and his pilgrimage to the Hajj in Saudi Arabia, paid for by the Muslim Brotherhood.”
A peerless and pioneering anti-terror researcher versus a Muslim Congressman who accepted a financial gift from an organization dedicated, according to a captured Muslim Brotherhood internal document, to “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within.”
Again: what has happened to Peter King?
These hearings are shaping up to be a waste, and worse than a waste. King is apparently rattled by the full-court press of Islamic victimhood rhetoric from Islamic supremacist spokesmen and pressure groups, and is allowing them to set his agenda. By excluding Emerson, he is acquiescing in their Alinskyite marginalization of him and other antijihadists who have nothing to apologize for or be embarrassed about in their work to expose and resist the advance of the global jihad and Islamic supremacism, but who are targeted in ongoing Islamic supremacist defamation campaigns designed to discredit and sideline them (including myself)….