Rep. Peter King _ Islamophobe? Bigot?

According to the liberal media and progressive organizations, Rep. Peter King is an irrational Islamophobe at best or a hate mongering bigot at worst. These typical charges are in response to the hearings that Rep. King is holding on “The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and That Community’s Response”.

Two recent articles in the Washington Post make my point. First,  Richard Cohen pinned this piece: “Rep. Peter King’s hearings on Islamic radicalization: Fuel for the bigots”.  By the title, you can see Mr. Cohen’s lack of bias, right? here is a quote from Mr. Cohen:

In the case of the Muslim American community, there is no evidence of any centralized conspiracy involving terrorism or that Muslims are any less appalled and opposed to terrorism than non-Muslims. Not a single government official has suggested otherwise and whatever (insignificant) information is produced by these hearings will be hugely offset by the comfort they provide anti-Muslim bigots. A political insane asylum has formed in America organized around the mad conviction that President Obama is a Muslim and not therefore a real American.

The second article is by Eugene  Robinson and is titled “Stoking irrational fears about Islam”. So all those that worry about the teachings of Islam are irrational? Here are a few quotes from Mr. Robinson’s article:

But the fact is that the Sept. 11 atrocities were indeed committed by men who espouse a version of Islam – one that the vast majority of the world’s 1.2 billion Muslims reject as warped and blasphemous. It’s also true that al-Qaeda and its affiliates continue to mount attacks against the United States and the West, and that jihadist ideology is a deadly weapon.


But the fact is that the Sept. 11 atrocities were indeed committed by men who espouse a version of Islam – one that the vast majority of the world’s 1.2 billion Muslims reject as warped and blasphemous. It’s also true that al-Qaeda and its affiliates continue to mount attacks against the United States and the West, and that jihadist ideology is a deadly weapon.


Worse is all the ugly noise – it doesn’t qualify as debate – about the imagined encroachment of Islamic sharia law. As a threat to the American way of life, the likelihood of our justice system being taken over by “creeping” sharia is less than that of Godzilla emerging from New York Harbor. Yet state legislatures are taking up actual legislation to guard against this imaginary Islamic threat.

Well, clearly Mr. Robinson believes that the vast majority of Muslims in the world and in America bear no ill will against America or Americans. You just keep telling yourself that, Eugene.

To be fair, one liberal columnist for the Washington Post did write in support of Rep. King. Ruth Marcus wrote “Islamic radicalism: The questions that Rep. Peter King is right to ask”. Let me share two quotes from her article:

To ignore the religious nature of the terrorist threat is to succumb to politically correct delusion. To ignore the homegrown religious nature of the terrorist threat is to succumb even further.


To listen to King’s critics, you would think he was urging modern-day internment camps for Muslim Americans. In a letter to King on Monday, more than 50 progressive groups slammed him for “singling out a particular community for examination in what appears to be little more than a political show-trial.”

A tip of the hat to Ruth Marcus.

For those of you who have followed Conservatives on Fire for a while, you know my feelings about so-called moderate Muslims. But let me try to clarify my position.  I believe there are any number of Muslims living in the US that love America and love their life in America. The idea of doing harm to America or Americans has never entered their heads. My problem is this. If one of these America loving Muslims are asked to aid or assist in a terrorist attack against America, what will they do? The Koran leaves them no choice. They either must renounce their religion or do what the terrorist have asked of them. How many are likely to renounce Islam?

I believe that Amil Imani would agree that I am right to worry. Some of you may recall that I have referenced Amil in other posts on the subject of Islam. You will find his blog in my blogroll.  Who is Amil Imani? I clipped this from an article in The New Media Journal:

Amil Imani is an Iranian-American writer, poet, novelist, essayist, literary translator, public speaker, political analyst and a pro-democracy activist who has been writing and speaking out about the danger of radical Islam both in America and internationally.

Amil has even been quoted by Rush Limbaugh. For your interest,here are some links to some of his recent posts: Islamic Justice: Justice Par Excellence  and Islam on a Collision Course  and Islam: A Religion-Custom Made For Men . But I want to share with you some bits of his most recent post, which he titled ” Dear Rep. King: Forget ‘Radical’ — Islam is the Culprit “. As you see it is pertinent to todays topic. Here is what he has to say about King’s hearings:

Thursday, 10 March 2011
Republican Congressman Peter King has strengthened his security in the wake of “hostile phone calls” and threats from overseas, as he is getting ready to chair a hearing on Islamic radicalization in the United States today.The Congressman’s hearing on this important issue, though much overdue, is perhaps the first step towards recognizing that Islam is the culprit, not radical Islam.  Islam by its mere existence is radical. “There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that’s it,” said Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and he’s absolutely right.
Talking about manipulation and control of the discourse by the media in the guise of political correctness, Mr Imani has this to say:

A case in point is the media’s portrayal of Islam, articulated by politicians and pundits — the talking heads on television and radio, as well as the analysts who write for newspapers and magazines. Time and again we hear and read that Islam is a religion of peace, in spite of the fact that Islam has been a religion of violence from its inception to the present. This mantra, “Islam is a religion of peace” is repeated so often that it has become an indisputable statement of fact in the minds of many.



Even a cursory examination of Islam’s history and Islamic texts conclusively proves the exact opposite. Islam was, and continues to be, a movement of unbridled violence.

I sure wish Rep. King would invite Amil Imani to testify at his hearings. Then people would hear the truth about Islam. Rep. King is under a lot of pressure from the liberal media. I hope he doesn’t weaken.

4 thoughts on “Rep. Peter King _ Islamophobe? Bigot?

  1. Liberal retards will only understand the real islam when they’re being decapitated on al-jazeera. The tens of thousands murdered by muslims around the world does nothing to shake their irrational fear of imaginary Christians taking over America and passing laws stopping said liberal retards from having bum sex.

    No matter how many muslims kill and how peaceful Christians are, they’ll never stop hating us. We’ll always be worse in their bigoted eyes.

    1. They think we are irrarional and we think they are irrational. We suuport our position with facts and they support their position touchy feely sentiments. i think you’re right. They won’t learn until they personally feel the wrath of Islam.

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