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March 8, 2011

Left all wigged out about King's hearings on Islamic radicalization

Topics: Political News and commentaries, Understanding Islam
Wig out (Urban Dictionary) - To suddenly become unnecessarily worried, anxious, upset, or paranoid most often while under the influence of an intoxicating substance (in this case, that "intoxicating substance" is the potential for facts and the truth being brought out by King's hearings)
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As Jennifer Rubin notes today, the Left is all wigged out about the upcoming House Homeland Security Committee hearings on Islamic radicalization of Muslim Americans.

Richard Cohen declares ominously, "[Rep. Peter] King is setting a dangerous precedent. The government has no business examining any peaceful religious group because a handful of adherents have broken the law. "That would make sense if King were "investigating Islam." He's not; he's investigating how a small segment of Muslims become radicalized. But Cohen is not to be assuaged. He pronounces, "Inherent in his rhetoric and his insistence on holding his hearings is the insinuation that Islam is not American." Inherent? Where? Really, the only ones making such accusations are the hearings' critics.
As Rubin goes on to note, the purpose of a congressional hearing is to learn and discuss something of importance to public policy, yet what we're seeing from the Left is an exercise to propagate the view that merely asking questions about radical Islamists is more grounds for screaming "Islamophobe!"

On the other hand, isn't the Left's reaction expected? After all, aren't they simply following the their own Tenth Commandment for reacting to jihadist attacks and reporting on Islam: Thou Shalt Attack Those who Warn Others About the Dangers Within Islam!

Judith A. Klinghoffer puts all this into its proper perspective:

It took almost a decade but the consensus that permits Muslims to stand by Islamists cost free is finally being eroded. After European prime ministers Merkel, Sarkozy and Cameron comes Peter King. American Muslims organizations and their supporters are filled with sanctimonious rage but recent emergence of Muslim American terrorists has convinced Americans that their polite silence has not been golden but dangerous. It is not enough to ask quietly "Where is the moderate Muslim million women/men march?" It is time to make clear that a price will be extracted by the absence of such marches.
Meanwhile, although it's for now just a meager beginning, at least a couple of Muslims "get it" - namely Kamal Nawash of the Free Muslims, and Dr. M. Zhudi Jasser, founder of American Islamic Forum for Democracy.

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As can be expected, Rep. King is getting death threats from Islamists ... most of which are from overseas.

Related book: Unholy Alliance: Radical Islam and the American Left

Posted by Richard at March 8, 2011 9:37 AM



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