The need for Congressman Peter King’s hearings on Muslim radicalization in America is amply demonstrated by the backlash against them. If anyone really understood the vast effort underway – through most of America’s mosques – to indoctrinate young Muslims in the ways of radical jihad, there would be no doubt of the need for these hearings.
A study by the Center for Security Policy, headed by Frank Gaffney, found that three-quarters of the mosques in the U.S. actively seek to teach Shariah Law with its mandate to militant action and jihad. While the other quarter merely provides places of worship, they are in the minority.
Most recent domestic acts of terror (or attempted acts) had their root in this Shariah education. There is, according to Steve Emerson (the noted expert on domestic Islamist terrorism) an active effort to recruit young men to carry out acts of mayhem against the American people. It is the duty of Congress to investigate this attack on our security.
To characterize King’s efforts as “McCarthy-ite” or to call them “guilt by association” as the Obama Administration has done, merely attests to the need for these hearings. This is no red herring King is investigating. The Ft. Hood shooter, the Detroit airline would-be hijacker, the Lubbock, Texas wanna-be Bush assassin, and the incompetent Times Square car bomber all had their roots in this network of terror recruitment.
Congressman King’s hearings will probe into the nature of this threat and will, also, highlight the contributions of loyal American Muslims who frequently turn in the would-be terrorists and prevent them from carrying out their crimes.
The vast, vast, vast majority of Muslims are opposed to terror and happily and loyally enjoy the benefits of living in the greatest nation on Earth. But the vast majority of terrorist acts in America are committed by Muslims, spurred on to their violence by the indoctrination they get at Shariah schools.
The Obama Administration would do well to confront this reality rather than blame Peter King for doing so.