In “King Blew It,” in The American Thinker today, Pamela Geller discusses how Peter King’s hearings on the “radicalization” of Muslims in America fell short of what they could and should have been:
Investor’s Business Daily editorialized Monday that Congressman Peter King (R-NY) "blew it" in his hearings on "Muslim radicalization," and that he "didn’t even come close to delivering what he advertised with his investigation." IBD criticized King for calling as a witness Muslim Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN), a "close ally" of the Hamas-linked Islamic supremacist hate group the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Ellison, says the IBD editorial, "stole the show when he broke into tears while retelling the story of a Muslim paramedic who died in the World Trade Center. Ellison used the victim as an example of the "witch hunt" against Muslims in America by claiming he was falsely accused of involvement in the 9/11 plot."
It gives me no pleasure to be right, again. But I wrote on January 18 that King was over his head. I criticized King for calling Ellison and not terror expert Steven Emerson or Islamic expert Robert Spencer, and wrote: "Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison, infamous for his pro-Hamas rallies and his pilgrimage to the Hajj in Saudi Arabia, paid for by the Muslim Brotherhood, is testifying, but Emerson and Spencer aren’t? What can King achieve?"
All this has been proven correct. The entire enemedia coverage was all about Muslim Brotherhood-linked Congressman Hakim Mohammed (aka Keith Ellison)’s bawling and crocodile tears over a fictitious tale. Hakim claimed that the Muslim paramedic killed on 9/11 was accused of terror ties when he went missing after that day, until his remains were found. In fact, the only mentions anywhere of his being accused of terror ties are in leftwing publications criticizing the right for these accusations – but there is no record of anyone on the right ever actually making the accusations. Also, the media never reported that Hakim Mohammed’s hajj was paid for with $13,350 by the Brotherhood, that Hakim was a vocal supporter of the vile Louis Farrakhan, or that Hakim has long time ties Muslim Brotherhood and is a vocal pro-Hamas supporter. King’s hearings should have been designed to expose stealth jihadists like Hakim, aka Ellison. But they fell far short of that….