Congresswoman Giffords was shot by a flag-burning Leftist, but that hasn’t stopped the mainstream media from pulling out all the stops in using the shooting to demonize conservatives, including anti-jihadists.
Hamas-linked CAIR is thrilled with this dhimmi piece, and sent it out in their daily mailing yesterday. “Tucson should make Rep. King rethink Muslim probe,” by Jeff Stein in the Washington Post, January 10:
The shooting in Tucson offers Rep. Peter T. King (R-N.Y.) an opportunity to rethink his planned Homeland Security Committee hearings on Muslim “radicalization” in this country.
King says he’s worried about the “disconnect,” as he calls it, “between outstanding Muslims who contribute so much to the future of our country and those leaders who–for whatever reason–acquiesce in terror or ignore the threat.”
By that standard, he should have hearings on the failure of Republican leaders to denounce Sarah Palin’s “crosshairs” Web page and Sharron Angle’s invocation of “Second Amendment remedies” to Big Government and her opponent in the Nevada U.S. Senate race, Harry Reid….
The shooter was following Giffords for years before Sarah Palin or Sharron Angle were on the national scene.
Why single out Muslims, at least at this particular time? They are already under the constant watch of the FBI. The U.S. intelligence community, meanwhile, not to mention think tanks and universities, have already spent untold fortunes reporting on, not to mention blunting, the appeal of radical Islamism, as anyone can find with a simple Internet search, including King. If they’re not doing enough to short-circuit terrorist acts, the Homeland Security Committee should hold hearings on that.
Why single out Muslims, at least at this particular time? Hmm, that’s a tough one. Could it be because Muhammad Hussain, the would-be jihad bomber in Baltimore? Or Mohamed Mohamud, the would-be jihad bomber in Portland? Or Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood jihad mass-murderer? Or Faisal Shahzad, the would-be Times Square jihad mass-murderer? Or Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, the Arkansas military recruiting station jihad murderer? Or Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the would-be Christmas airplane jihad bomber? Or Muhammad Atta and Anjem Chaudary and Omar Bakri and Abu Hamza and Abu Bakar Bashir and Zawahiri and Zarqawi and bin Laden and all the rest?
No, Sarah Palin’s alleged “crosshairs” are much more dangerous than any of them.
Now is exactly not the time to throw more gasoline on the fire by opening hearings whose main purpose seems to be to pressure U.S. Muslim leaders into showy denunciations of terrorism.
Actually, they’ve been issuing vague and weasel-worded denunciations of terrorism for years. We don’t need more of those. We need actions — and if Muslim leaders don’t act honestly and sincerely against jihad terrorism and the spread of the jihad doctrine in American mosques and Islamic schools, our own law enforcement officials should.