Monday, March 7, 2011

White House praises Muslims ahead of House hearing

STERLING, Va. (AP) -- Muslim Americans are not part of the terrorism problem facing the U.S. - they are part of the solution, a top White House official said Sunday at a Washington-area mosque.
Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough set the Obama administration's tone for discussions as tensions escalate before the first in a series of congressional hearings on Islamic radicalization. The hearings, chaired by New York Republican Peter King, will focus on the level of cooperation from the Muslim community to help law enforcement combat radicalization.
The majority of the recent terror plots and attempts against the U.S. have involved people espousing a radical and violent view of Islam. Just a few weeks ago a college student from Saudi Arabia who studied chemical engineering in Texas was arrested after he bought explosive chemicals online. It was part of a plan to hide bomb materials inside dolls and baby carriages and blow up dams, nuclear plants or the Dallas home of former President George W. Bush.
King said the Muslim community could and should do more to work with law enforcement to stop its members from radicalizing and recruiting others to commit violence.
Here we go again with this administration trying to demonize [in this case Cong Peter King -NY-R] Republicans.  Peter King is not calling American Muslims terrorists but saying they should do more to help law enforcement if they have any information at all on radical Muslims that might want to do harm to our country.
Obama always brings up these straw man arguments, like American Muslims are not terrorists...and no one is calling them terrorists Mr  president.  What we don't do, Mr president, is  ignore calling an act of terror a terrorist act just because it is committed by an American Muslim.  Like when Maj Hassan performed his murderous rampage at Fort Hood.   That was a terrorist act committed in the name of Islam by an American Muslim.
Mr. president we leave that up to you and Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg to ignore.


The Balladeer said...

Another excellent blog post, Michael!!! Joyless Behar, indeed!!! We are misled by a nincompoop in the White House!!! Lord, Help us!!!

Big Mike said...

Thanks Balladeer! :)