Rep. George Miller (D-CA) on the House Floor: “The chairman of the committee says that we should think of the impact before we act. That we should think of the impact on the parks before we vote against this bill. Did you think about the parks when you voted to shutdown the government? Did you think about the impacts? The gentleman from Montana yesterday came to the floor and said its hurting the local economy, the gentleman from California came and said the towns around Yosemite, was he thinking about that when he voted originally to shut down the government? He was prepared to sacrifice the local economy; he was prepared to sacrifice the towns around Yosemite, when he was on a Jihad against American citizens getting access to healthcare. He was fully prepared to sacrifice the parks and the economy and fire recovery. But you know what you found out in the last 24 hours? That millions of Americans went to find healthcare, to sign up for healthcare, to get access to healthcare. And millions of Americans have decided that you are doing the wrong thing in shutting down their government. So when you were on the jihad against America’s access to healthcare, shutting down the parks wasn’t a problem.”
Rep. George Miller would almost certainly endorse Hamas-linked CAIR’s efforts to convince Americans that jihad is a completely benign concept, an interior spiritual struggle to better oneself. He would probably agree that anyone who thought jihad involved warfare against non-Muslims was a hateful and bigoted “Islamophobe.” He doesn’t hesitate to use the concept of jihad in a metaphorical way in the healthcare battle, but he wouldn’t dream of using it of Muslims who call themselves jihadis and wage war against non-Muslims in the name of jihad.
Video thanks to Pamela Geller.