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Mar-03-2011 16:16printcomments

Stop Congress' New McCarthy Witch Hunt

We need to make sure that our national security experts are not trumped by the politics of fear.

Rep. Peter King and Sen. Eugene McCarthy.
Rep. Peter King and Sen. Eugene McCarthy.

(WASHINGTON D.C.) -

Congress is preparing McCarthyism 2.0.

Rep. Peter King, the Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee—the person in Congress who is in charge of our safety at home—plans to hold hearings next week about the threat we face from our fellow Americans. 

Write your Representatives today to urge that facts, not fear, drive the upcoming hearings on the "radicalization" of American Muslims.

Rep. King has said that 80% of religious leaders in mosques are radicalized. Not true. He has said that American Muslims do not cooperate with law enforcement. The police and FBI disagree.

What counter terrorism experts tell us is that alienating and isolating communities makes us less secure.  Focusing on groups of people, not on indicators of threats, makes us less safe. They tell us that radical clerics tell the world that America is at war with Islam, and Rep. Peter King is playing right into their hands.

General David Petraeus, U.S. Commander in Afghanistan, said that vilifying American Muslims and burning Korans could "endanger troops and it could endanger the overall effort here.... [I]n fact, images from such activity could very well be used by extremists here and around the world."

We need to make sure that our national security experts are not trumped by the politics of fear. Help us by writing your representatives today.

President Barak Obama said, "I've got Muslims who are fighting in Afghanistan in the uniform of the United States Armed Services. They're out there putting their lives on the line for us. And we've got to make sure that we are crystal clear, for our sakes and their sakes, they are Americans and we honor their service. And part of honoring their service is making sure that they understand that we don't differentiate between them and us. It's just us."

Help us stand united.  Say no to the new McCarthyism.

Source: Human Rights First




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Mills March 3, 2011 5:48 pm (Pacific time)

President Barak Obama said, "I've got Muslims who are fighting in Afghanistan in the uniform of the United States Armed Services. They're out there putting their lives on the line for us. And we've got to make sure that we are crystal clear, for our sakes and their sakes, they are Americans and we honor their service. And part of honoring their service is making sure that they understand that we don't differentiate between them and us. It's just us." FORT HOOD TEXAS, ET CETERA ET CETERA...Rep. King will do what needs to be done, why worry until he actually does something unlawful.

 Editor: Your comment history suggests you are a racist and likely not all there upstairs, not hitting on all eight cylinders, know what I mean?  You're a quart low buddy, but low is all you appear to know.

Attorney Robert Kennedy (JFK's brother) has Joe McCarthy as a Godfather for one of his children, even after the so-called negative hearings.

Editor: Could you find a less meaningful point to bring up?  I don't think so, who cares about that.  The US was full of criminal politicians then like it is now.  

McCarthy has been maligned by Marxists and ignorant fools.

 Editor: Right, and monkeys fly out of your butt on a regular basis, you ass.

He was ahero during WWII and as a senator. Do some real research and see exactly what was going on...he was proven correct time after time. It was the filthy zionists that he was exposing!

Editor: Evans Carlson was a hero in WWII, you know, he relied on Communist tactics and amphetamines to get the Raiders into action, McCarthy is that one Marine you might have actually been able to beat up.  Men with no heart are just that, you would have liked him more than you even know.

Listen, I know you're a cranky unhappy old bigot and you are limited.  The truth is that you are a little bug in the shadow of  real men, and all of your future comments will be flushed.  So, get a new name and IP and try to fool us again, you always get away with it for a little while.  Is it that you like the flushing sound?  Makes you feel right at home?  Thanks for the exercise.

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