March 10, 2011, - 12:44 pm

The King Hearings on Muslims in America, King’s IRA Terrorists

By Debbie Schlussel

**** SCROLL DOWN FOR UPDATE ****

To me and most of you, today’s Congressional hearings held by Congressman Peter King are a waste of time.  We already know about the real Islam, the real American Muslims.  Anyone who doesn’t hasn’t been paying attention . . . t0 the 9/11 attacks, to the Fort Hood massacre, to the attempted Times Square bombing, to almost every single mosque, Islamic school, and imam in America preaching open support for HAMAS and Hezbollah, which murdered hundreds of Americans (thousands if you add to their Beirut attacks, the bombs they helped Al-Qaeda make for attacks in Iraq and Hezbollah’s joint venture with Al-Qaeda in the Khobar Towers and East African embassy bombings).

Is Peter King Really Against Islamic Terrorism?

One Struggle: Peter King w/ IRA’s Gerry Adams, PLO Supporter

King’s hearings include Congressman John Dingell (D-Dearbornistan), who just testified, this morning, that his district is “diverse” because it has “Lebanese, Yemenis, Palestinians,” etc.  Um, memo to John Dingell:  it’s NOT diverse because they are all extremists, all Muslims.  Few Arab Christians live in his district because they are ostracized.  It’s hardly “diverse” when all of the Muslims in your district support Hezbollah and HAMAS and try to frame and kill those who want peace with Israel, as happened to my client, “Haidar.”

Dingell says the Muslims in his district are very patriotic Americans because they hold elective office.  Um, here’s a tip:  holding office means only that you sought power and got some.  It doesn’t mean you’re a patriotic American.  Just that you have patriotism to yourself and–in the case of Dingell’s Muslim constituents, Hezbollah and HAMAS.  These people are American in birth only.  Their patriotism is to an extremist religion and Islamic terrorist groups.  Tens of thousands of them marching on the streets in favor of those groups in the middle of the day is a giant hint.

The hearings, like I said, are a waste of time and unlikely to achieve or uncover anything we don’t already know. And he’s talking about “radical” Islam. But there is only one kind of Islam: Islam. And it’s inherently radical. That King doesn’t get that or pretends there are two different kinds of Islam, a “fringe” radical version, rather than the mainstream, dominant Islam that is entirely radical, makes the hearings useless. Until he admits that, he’s gotten nowhere.

Some naifs are upset that Rep. King isn’t having faux-expert on terrorism Steven Emerson at his hearings.  Your anger is misplaced.  Read my complete take on Emerson, who has phoned, left voice-mail messages, and e-mailed me, unsolicited, in the middle of the night, openly threatening me.  As I’ve repeatedly noted on this site, Emerson is a fraud who hasn’t had any new information on Islamic terrorists in America since well before 9/11.  I represented a man who was for a long time Emerson’s only Muslim informant and Emerson treated him like crap and lost all of his reports.  The brains behind Emerson’s operation left him just after 9/11, and those who are real terrorism experts know that Emerson’s “work” now is mostly plagiarized (from me and others) and of little value, except to himself to lie to his donors and constantly bring in millions for nothing.

Emerson constantly pleads “poverty” to his foolish donors, but in fact, collect millions a year, which I’m told has been used to pay interns and employees to clean his messy apartment and pick up his dry cleaning.  For years, Emerson’s organization was a for-profit so that he did not have to file publicly available tax returns and no-one could see how much money he was sitting on.  When he finally filed, last year, for the first time as a non-profit, he violated the law and only posted a dollar figure, not any details on how the money was spent, transferring all of the money to his for-profit private corporation, to shield himself from any scrutiny.

Frankly, CAIR Action Network is more open and honest–at least on the books–about how much money it is taking in and on what it is spent.  So, it would be hilarious if Emerson had been at these hearings.  He’s nothing more than a fraud.  His day has come and gone and he’s since contributed nothing to the fight against the Islamic threat on American soil.

Don’t look for the King hearings to do any differently.  Talk is cheap, and that’s all these hearings are.  King has been talking for years.  When America–including the Republicans now in power–finally have the cojones to actually do something about the Islamic threat, then we’ll be making progress.  Until then, we aren’t even Sisyphus rolling the giant rock.  We haven’t even countenanced the beginning of the hill yet.

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On another note, some of Peter King’s critics are citing his support and appearances with the Irish Republican Army, as evidence that he’s a hypocrite.  And, while King is trying to differentiate the IRA from Islamic terrorists, I agree with his critics.  The IRA is and always has been a terrorist group no different from Islamic terrorists.  In fact, the IRA trained with the P.L.O. and myriad other Islamic terrorist groups.  The IRA joined with Communists all over the world, including in Nicaragua in the ’80s, when they helped the Sandinistas persecute Managua’s Jews and kick them out of the Managua Synagogue, to turn it into a club for the kids of P.L.O. members.

King claims the IRA is different from Al-Qaeda because it never attacked Americans on U.S. soil.  That’s a distinction without a difference.  In fact the IRA has been active in various factions of the Al-Qaeda network all over the world.  They are aiding Islamic terrorists and training with them.  Instead, King is proud of his status as the great-nephew of an IRA member and escorted Sinn Fein leader, Gerry Adams, all over Capitol Hill in the ’80s. Sinn Fein is the political wing of the IRA.  At the time, King stated,

If civilians are killed in an attack on a military installation, it is certainly regrettable, but I will not morally blame the I.R.A. for it.

If King is truly against Islamic terrorism, he’d never have said such a thing or hung out with Al-Qaeda’s Irish compatriots.  And he’d denounce that he did so in the past.  But he stands by it.  And so his hearings today are doubly useless.

**** UPDATE: One other very important thing about the Muslims at the hearing. Peter King invited M. Zuhdi Jasser, a fraud who pretends to be a moderate Muslim, to speak at the hearings. In fact, his real name is Mohammed Zuhdi Jasser, a fact he likes to hide. Read my complete expose on this total phony, Mohammed Z. Jasser.

As I’ve discussed on this site several times, Jasser calls Israel, “the occupied territories,” supports far-left Jewish anti-Israel “interfaith” groups, supports extremist Muslims taking over Muslim countries via “democratic elections for Muslims,” made excuses for the Minneapolis imam who recruited his own Somali congregants for Islamic terrorist attacks, and has made a host of other excuses for extremists. He repeatedly claims that most Muslims are peaceful because they don’t attend a mosque, which is absolute bunk. Some of the most extremist Muslims and many Islamic terrorists never attended a mosque. One has nothing to do with the other, as he well knows.

Regardless, he represents no Muslims, as they aren’t members of his phony organization. He has no business at these hearings, because he simply lies and doesn’t represent mainstream Islam.

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31 Responses

The Left of course is against the hearings cuz the Religion Of Peace never does horrible things.

The Right treats them as an embarrassment and wishes it would just go away.

I don’t see the threat of Islam taken seriously by the federal government… and it hasn’t been since 9/11 a decade ago.

Stay tuned.

NormanF on March 10, 2011 at 12:51 pm

100% correct

been said for some time that
the mohammedans by virtue of their
indoctrinations and beliefs

are subhuman
and undeserving of cohabiting
with humanity

prestigio on March 10, 2011 at 12:56 pm

No human can, by definition, be subhuman. Having said that, I don’t see it as impossible that some people, by virtue of their indoctrinations, beliefs and/or acts are undeserving of cohabitation with the rest of humanity.

Criminals who’re serving their jail time are one example. Nazis are another example. Islamofacists a.k.a Islamists are another example that fits the bill.

Eliezer on March 10, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    i am saying that these mohammedans
    are not human

    insofar as they have remitted
    their souls to
    the devil ( allah )

    prestigio on March 10, 2011 at 3:24 pm

The first step to recovery is admitting there is a problem.

Rick on March 10, 2011 at 1:17 pm

There have been some important statements made in the hearings. It might be 90% fluff and posturing from established positions, however, that still leaves 10% that would otherwise be functionally invisible. I’m grateful for whatever truths I can pull out of this box under my fingers.

Brooks Imperial on March 10, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Peter King supports the IRA. Hopefully one of the families of the many innocent people murdered by that organization will sue King for civil damages.

Gerald on March 10, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Someone else who agrees with Debbie.

http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/usnews/congress/6643-pro-ira-congressman-probes-terrorism

Gerald on March 10, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Schlussel, I was wondering when you where going to write an article about the hearings regarding “radical islam”, I support Mr. King on these hearings, but once again Debbie, you’ve opened up my eyes and alerted me on King not being to outspoken against the IRA (who are like Irish islamist fundamentals). Let’s get to brass tax, if I was a regular mainstream muslim who minded his own business, lived his regular daily life, etc., I would support these hearing todays, and also, I have a question for these islamist front groups and pan-islamist, what the hell do you jerks have to hide? What the hell are you muslim apologist so afraid of?

Also Schlussel, thanks for telling me and everybody else on this site that some of the people at the hearings are phonies and frauds and not to be looked up to or trusted that much. Now I bet you that some conservatives from mainstream right wing sites are going to come over here and say that Debbie and the rest of us are parrotting left wing talking points by Peter King not saying anything about the IRA! You CANNOT have it both ways, theres hypocrosy on both political ideoligical sides, if theres hypocrosy on the left wing, Debbie is going to expose them and call the left wingers out. If theres hypocrosy on the right wing, then Debbie is going to expose them and call the right wingers (who are fake conservatives BTW) out.

“A nation is defiend by it’s borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on March 10, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Deb:

What I find enjoyable about the King hearings is observing the left squeal in terror, pain and anguish. That part is priceless.

I was a tad bit suspicious of Rep. King too. Until this hearing, I had not heard him leading the way against Islamists. I was thinking: “Who is Peter King?”

We have the best government money can buy. Anyone who thinks a congressional hearing is going to confront the Wahabbi-dollars pouring into U.S. Mosques is very naive. These are the same Wahabbi-bucks and Saudi Petro-dollars that have been pouring into the campaign coffers of Congress (Republicans and Democrats) for decades.

I’m hardly following the King hearings. Like you, I don’t expect much to come out of them. Congress confronting Wahabbi-dollars pouring into U.S. Mosques; that is downright laughable.

There is NO Santa Claus on March 10, 2011 at 2:42 pm

On top of everything else, Rep. King sees no problem with the intrusive body scans and molestations of passengers at TSA airport security checkpoints, and is a supporter of gun-confiscation laws. At least one scam artist posing as a conservative concerned with Islamic supremacism thought that Rep. King “caved in” to the CAIR types on these faux “hearings” – and not just on the issue of not calling ripoff artist Emerson to testify, but also such types as Walid Phares and Ayaan Hirsi Ali likewise being excluded (which seems to show where these advocates are coming from). (One comment on this scam artist’s blog thought Keith Ellison testifying at these hearings on Islamic radicalization in America was tantamount to a Ku Klux Klan member testifying at hearings on racism.)

But even on that scam artist’s blog, I saw nothing about the IRA’s and Sinn Fein’s ties to al Qaeda – which is why the truth as laid out by Debbie is both valuable and vital.

ConcernedPatriot on March 10, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Why is it when someone kills in the name of Christianity, they are a merely radical or mentally unstable. Someone kills in the name of Islam, they are are a terrorist?

How many African-Americans and Gays were killed by groups like the KKK? Jared Louchner killed several people in Arizona, and he is white and presumably Christian, so he is mentally ill or a monster. If he was Middle-Eastern and/or Muslim, this would have been labelled a terrorist attack. Being a religious extremist makes one a terrorist ONLY if they are Muslim, it seems according to the American media.

Lee in IL on March 10, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Lee in IL:

“Jared Louchner killed several people in Arizona, and he is white and presumably Christian”

Wrong. Jared Loughner is an atheist. Want to try again?

Gerald on March 10, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Lee in IL:

Incidentally, the KKK did not target homosexuals. Furthermore, please stop lumping blacks in together with homosexuals. The former is a race, the latter is a behavior. While blackness is an immutable characteristic, each and every homosexual can simply stop being so immediately (and it would be in their interests to do so for physical and mental health and a variety of other reasons).

Gerald on March 10, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Another informative gem from DS. Thank goodness there is SOMEONE who enlightens us and educates us with the TRUTH without being PC.

Learned so much from this thread on Emerson. As it stands now, DS is getting to be the only one I trust to begin my education on Islamic jihad. It’s not my strong-suit and I am glad to say she was the first one I ever heard who knows what she is talking about all those years ago on Stern.

Hope Walid Phares is true-blue.

Skunky on March 10, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Dr. Jassar certainly sounded like the voice of reason this morning but found it funny that he began asking for dollars for his organization in order to reeducate muslims here. He also only spoke of teaching his kids love and tolerance which is what his muslim beliefs entail. I was wishing that someone would ask him what his thoughts on jihad being a personal struggle meant.

CJ on March 10, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Lee in Il,

Christians who kill in the name of Jesus incorrectly interpret His teachings.
Muslims who kill in the name of Muhammad correctly interpret his teachings.

BTW, have you my state senator?

Rick on March 10, 2011 at 4:41 pm

The KKK now affiliates itself with the new Nazis, who hate do hate gays, so by affiliation, they target gays also. But that is beside the point, targeting one specific group is the definition hate crime. At this rate, the US is going to head down the same sad path we did during WWII with the Japenese interment camps.

Lee in IL on March 10, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Really? Do you really want to expound on the tolerance Islam has shown toward gays? Also, the I.R.A. was designated as a terror group in the U.S. before it decided to put down its arms in the 90′s. So, your point really does not work there either. In addition, are you so bereft of examples that you have to go back over sixty years for your Japanese internment camp dig? You even admitted that this was done during a time of war. I would imagine that your Islamic compatriots would have slit Japanese throats if similarly attacked Finally, there was no Japanese holocaust arising from those internments, so even this stale example fails your test as well.

    worry01 on March 10, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Lee in Illinois. Working extra hard to dumb himself down.

    Occam’s Razor is just too simplistic for him.

    Lee, while you’re still on the hamster wheel, we have moved on loooooooong ago.

    Skunky on March 10, 2011 at 6:54 pm

Thank you for the information on Emerson, King, and Jasser (no ELP!).

Occam's Tool on March 10, 2011 at 5:51 pm

‘We’ have moved on from the Japenese internment camps? Obviously non of your relatives were placed in there for YEARS! It was a humiliating time for the US and and it doesn’t matter that it was in time of war, they were not POWs-most were citizens.

Lee in IL on March 10, 2011 at 8:05 pm

State the obvious, but Hitler was a patriotic German. David Duke probably considers himself a patriotic American. Yay, patriotism. It’s not the last refuge of a scoundrel; it’s their ideal career choice!

Qaddifi Duck on March 10, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Yup. The last refuge of the extremist is patriotism. The demagogue can do more damage than the honest man. We’d best keep it in mind.

    NormanF on March 10, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Debbie is correct about Mohammed Zuhdi Jasser. The very notion of a “moderate” Muslim is an oxymoron. And the 9/11 terrorists for what its worth, came from secular backgrounds. None of them as far as we know, attended a mosque. Extremism has nothing to do with religious observance or the lack of it. He is not qualified to tell us how to differentiate radical Muslims from the others because he doesn’t know how to any more than the rest of us do.

NormanF on March 10, 2011 at 9:53 pm

If Rep. King were serious about his hearings, he would have asked DS to testify.

Daphne on March 11, 2011 at 9:59 am

Daphne, I agree.

Not Ovenready on March 11, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Africa has both Islamic and Christian terrorist groups. The Lord’s Resistance Army is one of the most dangerous and has killed more Africans than most terrorist groups. See http://www.terrorisminafrica.com

Richard Chowining on March 11, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    does that exonerate
    the swineherd called

    islam

    prestigio on March 12, 2011 at 4:01 pm

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