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Peter King, Basher of Muslim Americans Is Fake and
By Mahmoud El-Yousseph
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, July
Fox News gloats over its news coverage with its infamous logo
as "fair and balanced", where as Muslim basher, Peter King goes through
pain to publicly insult Americas' Muslims with his "fake and biased"
Days before this July 4th, the Republican law maker from
New York who chaired the subcommittee of Department of Homeland Security
in Congress warned during his radio interview that there will be terrorist
attacks during the celebrations committed by Muslim Americans. Luckily,
the predication of Mr. King was dead wrong, even though the host of the
show never demanded any evidence or a citation of the Congressman.
Rep. King tells Americans what they want to hear about their perceived
enemy. He never apologized or retracted his statement or offered any
explanation about his Muslims impending attack during July 4 celebrations.
Peter King is “fixated on Muslims in America, like a drug addict
hooked on drugs.” He has in the past expressed particular concerns about
American mosques serving to promote radical Islam and that there are too
many mosques in America! Does this law maker prefer Muslims to build more
casinos, brothels, or hookah bars? It worth noting here that Council on
American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Took out a full page ad in The New York
Times to condemn the 9/11 attacks, in which it urged all American Muslims
to contribute money, donate blood and help with the medical relief
operation. [ The N.Y. Times 16 September, 2001].
Had Rep. King
made similar remarks about any other religious or ethnic group in America,
he would have been nationally condemned, forced to resign his post or
censured in the House of Representatives for his remarks. America's
Muslims should not be fair game! Insulting and defaming Americas'
Muslims is not what one expects of a public official. Such comments
are dangerous, indecent and un-American. One gets the impression
that Rep. King is using prejudice and racial division to advance his
political career. I wish to challenge Mr. King's False assumptions. First
of all, there are nearly 6,500 Muslims serving currently in all branches
of our Armed Forces. Muslims and Arabs soldiers took part in every war and
major conflict since the founding or our nation. More can be learned
about Muslims' and Arabs' contributions in the defense of America by
visiting the website of Patriotic Arab-American in the Military
It is a
religious and moral duty for Muslims to defend their country, or the
country in which they live, against enemies within or threat from the
outside. It makes no difference if they live in Iraq, Afghanistan,
Pakistan, Libya Palestine or in the good ol' USA.
In March of
2011 Rep. King conducted a Kangaroo Court hearing on alleged
"radicalization of Muslims". The same year, King accused Muslims in
America, like yours truly, of supporting terrorism, of not being loyal or
patriotic citizens, and implied in an interview that Muslims are not truly
Americans. During that time I wrote four articles about that bigoted
Chairman. I would like to share excerpts with readers as I feel this man's
views on Muslims add insults, subtract pleasure, multiply ignorance and
It is fascinating to read a story by Ed
Moloney in the February 19, 2011 issue of The Irish Times on King’s
hearing. The report reveals who Peter King really is. The story’s first
paragraph sums it all up, by stating, ” Not so many years ago the BBC
banned him from the airwaves for his terrorist sympathies, a judge threw
him out of a Belfast court because he was a “collaborator” with the
terrorists on trial, and the FBI was opening his mail because of his
views. The US secret service once listed him as a threat during a
presidential visit to his neighborhood.” Rep. King’s statement
against Muslims is dishonest and disingenuous. Americans deserve facts not
a demagoguery "
1- Here is a part of my column titled,
Peter King- Isalamophobe and Phony which was published by Veteran Todays
on from Feb. 26, 2011: (Special thank you goes to my friend Ingrid B. from
Norway for her help and assistance in getting this published by VT).
" US Rep. Peter King owes his rise for his political career to his own
support for a foreign terrorist group. He accuses Muslims in America of
supporting terrorism, not loyal or patriotic citizens and implied in a
recent interview that Muslims are not truly Americans.
from a former cheerleader, confidant and friend to the leaders of one of
Europe’s bloodiest and most violent terrorist groups, namely the Irish
Republican Army, better know as the IRA, is a sad sick joke. He is the
last person who should be trying to paint Muslims, or anyone else, with a
To create ill will for Americas’ Muslims and
divert the public’s attention from his long history of supporting
terrorism abroad, the Chairman of Home Land Security Committee in
Congress, Rep. Peter King [R-N.Y.] is holding a hearing on alleged ”
radicalization of Muslims” on the week of March 7th.
Peter King’s Mickey Mouse Hearing for the last two months, I have learned
some pretty interesting and amazing stuff. First of all the so called
“alleged Muslim radicalization” is bogus and only intended to feed the
hungry Muslim-bashers. Had Mr. King been genuine about our home front, he
should have engaged and reached out to Muslim leaders, instead of
referring to them recklessly as, 'the enemy amongst us.'
isn’t Mr.King inviting law enforcement officials and anti terrorism task
force to testify? He claimed in a recent Fox News interview that, “they
are too busy or scared.” I say, Bologna! Fact is, FBI Director Robert
Mueller, the Chief law enforcement official in the US, has told the Senate
Judiciary Committee two years ago that “Muslim and Arab communities have
been tremendously supportive and worked very closely with [the FBI] in a
number of instance around the country.”
It is also worth nothing
here that recent study reveals that 38 out of 120 attempted terror plot
since 9/11 that involved Muslims were foild by either Muslim parents,
mosque leaders or simply a friend on Facebook. It is public record that
the father of the "underwear bomber" was the one who tipped US diplomats
in Kenya about his son suspicious travel activity. So, why did Mr. King
refuse to investigate or conviently ignore other acts of terror committed
on US soil that were not Muslim related? Aren’t they are equally worthy of
Two new research projects by the think tank New
America and the New York Times found that White Supremacists,
anti-government extremists and other have killed nearly twice as many
people as radical Muslims since the Sep. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Despite all of that, those new finding were conveniently ignored by Rep.
Peter King during his July 4 "terror alert" address.
after Dylann Roof killed nine people at the historical black Church in
Charleston, S.C., the Chairman of Homeland Security in Congress referred
to this cold-blooded killer as " deranged" person and not a terrorist,
even though his act fits the FBI definition of terrorism. Rep King
then attacked the New York Times for comparing the white supremacists with
international terrorist and saying that it amounts to the New York Times
at its worst.
2- Another in part of an article published by the
Ugly Truth on Jan. 28, 2011 , under the title, "Excuse Me Rep. King, But
this is my America too":
" The newly elected House Chairman of the
Homeland Security Committee Peter King [R-N.Y.] is on a crusade. This law
maker is fixated on Muslims in America, like a addict hooked on drugs. He
will go through all imaginable pain to defame, smear and insult Muslims in
our country. First thing on his agenda–holding congressional hearings, on
alleged “hidden radicalism” amongst American Muslims and in mosques. In
other words, putting Muslims on trial and in the crosshairs.
This “honorable” law maker has made many reckless and absurd remarks
about Muslims recently that have had a chilling effect. At first, Rep. King
complained that there are “too many” mosques in America. What is that
supposed to mean? Does this lawmaker prefer that Muslims build more casinos,
brothels, porn shops, or Hanukkah bars instead? Personally, I would rather
hang around with people who frequent the house of God than the
New York is considered to have the second largest Muslim population in
America, after Michigan, and Rep. King is supposed to represent his
constituents–INCLUDING Thos who happen to be MUSLIMS–in Washington, rather
than being their declared enemy.
Rep. King is targeting a Long Island mosque located in his district, and
even though not one single member of the Islamic Center has ever been
accused of terrorism, King claims the mosque is a hotbed of “radical Islam”,
calling its leaders extremists, who should be put under surveillance as if
this were the Soviet Union. He further argues that most Muslim leaders in
the United States aren’t cooperating with authorities. Rep. King is either
ignorant or a liar!"
3- On March 11, 2011 Aljazeerah.info published my guest column, titled, "
Open letter To Rep. Peter King from a Muslim veteran": Here is the
Dear Rep. Peter King,
This is in response to your email letter addressed to me dated March 8th.
You got it wrong, Mr. Chairman, on all accounts. Let me explain! First
of all, I do not support or stand by you. You are conducting a Kangaroo
Court hearing against Muslims like me in America. Your hearing is nothing
more than a witch hunt against our fellow Muslim American citizens.
Secondly, your false claim about Muslim terrorism, radicalization,
extremism or what ever you want to call it is unfair and un-American, as it
targets Muslims only, while ignoring all other acts of terror. Besides, how
does a man like you with ties to Europe’s bloodiest and most notorious
terrorist organization become the Chairman of US Homeland Security
Committee, let alone paint all Muslims with the same terrorism brush?
As the old saying goes, Mr. King, “Those in glass houses should not throw
Two distinguished lawmakers are on record condemning your Mickey Mouse
hearing, Rep. Michael Honda of California and Rep. Beanie Thompson of
Mississippi, both wrote Op-Ed pieces challenging your false claims against
Muslims and disputed all of your allegations.
Finally you ended your letter with, and I quote, “As I go forward, it is
very reassuring to know that I will have good Americans like you on my
I am not so sure as to how you came to this conclusion. Have you
or any of your staff ever read my letters?
Well Mr. Chairman, you were half right on that regard. I am a good
American. In fact I served the country that I love for 20 years. And I was
willing and ready to die for America if need be. But, I am not on you side!
To give you further proof, here is a copy of a letter I wrote last night
after I watched you on CNN spewing your venom. BTW, the was sent to local
“US Rep. Peter King is a flat liar! He has told
CNN news in an interview on March 7th that AG Eric Holder stated/told him
that Muslims in America keep him up at night. That is a false claim. There
was no where in AG Holder’s quoted statement that the word “Muslims” was
To set the record straight, here is AG Holder’s exact statement:
“It is one of the things that keeps me up at night,” Holder said. “You
didn’t worry about this even two years ago — about individuals, about
Americans, to the extent that we now do. And — that is of — of great
concern.” The threat has changed from simply worrying about foreigners
coming here, to worrying about people in the United States, American
citizens — raised here, born here, and who for whatever reason, have decided
that they are going to become radicalized and take up arms against the
nation in which they were born.”
As a Muslim and patriotic American, I am sick and tired of bigots
and hatemongers like Peter King who unfairly attack Muslims, falsely accuse
them of evil doing and treat them as suspects instead of law obeying
citizens. This former terrorist cheerleader help promote ill feeling towards
Muslims and instill hate and fears into people hearts and minds, just to
promote his own political career. It is about time The Speaker of the house
should remove this Islamophobe from his post.Finally, I believe Peter King
is Muslim basher who is fake and biased and if he has his way, he will
introduce a law requiring every Muslim in America to wear a GPS tracking
bracelet at all times.” He will even propose that the government bug Muslims
in their homes, work and place of worship. May be even opening interment
Retired USAF Veteran
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