Congressman Peter King (R-NY) will be holding the first of what will likely be several hearings on the active recruitment and conditioning of the American Muslim community to commit terrorist acts.
I routinely watch MSNBC's Morning Joe and usually tune into catch the end of the show on XM Radio as I drive to work.
As I got in my car today, the normal cast, sans Scarborough was laying into Peter King, who just so happened to be on the show at the same time.
King, to his credit, adroitly argued his points and came out looking dignified, especially in the face of having to defend himself from an entire panel of liberals.
Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson relayed his concerns to King, inferring that the Muslim Americans he talked to, who dislike what Congressman King is doing were apparently the "right" ones despite the Congressman giving examples of American Muslims who have publicly applauded him for doing this.
Why is the left in such denial? Do we need to hang up a poster of every terrorist, their name and religious affiliation in the offices of the New York Times, Washington Post, MSNBC, the Atlantic, et. al?
Since 9/11, there have been zero attacks or terrorist plots on this country by individuals or groups that did not associate themselves with jihad.
Let's face it, as much as people like Bob Herbert of the NY Times, who writes about the King hearings and the supposed "danger" they will bring, want to glaze over the fact that it is Islam that is at the root of every terrorist attack or plot we've seen since 9/11, the evidence suggests that these hearings are very prudent.
What's more is the fact that people like U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary Janet Napolitano, who are primarily responsible for combating terrorism in our country have publicly stated their worries about the home-grown terrorist threat.
It is ugly and blatant denial to ignore the fact that with the use of this thing called the internet, radical elements of Islam are actively recruiting young Muslim American men to do things like park a car loaded with hundreds of pounds of explosives in Times Square.
Maybe the left forgot about this attempt? The kid was Muslim, and further evidence suggested that he was radicalized through foreign organizations through the internet.
In his column today, Herbert uses a quote from a Jewish Rabbi, (supposedly to represent all Jews, who it is my guess that we are to presume, should have some natural vendetta against Muslims, but nevermind Herbert's own blind-left bigotry) to emphasize his point.
"To single out Muslim-Americans as the source of homegrown terrorism, and not examine all forms of violence motivated by extremist belief — that, my friends, is an injustice."
The Rabbi's quote only further emphasizes what we already know about the left: If there is some tooth-deprived white man with a confederate flag flying in his front yard somewhere, then we can't just look at Muslims, we have to look at all communities that could potentially harbor American terrorists.
I can only speculate on the continued denial the left operates in regarding this matter which is so important to our national security. The fact that they can be comfortable with themselves after something like Ft. Hood happens, or another terrorist plot is thwarted just in time, so long as all of Muslim America goes un-looked at as a potential source of terrorism, is very telling.
I doubt we'll break their delusion either. It took the President and his administration months before finally deciding that yeah, they could call the Ft. Hood massacre a terrorist act.
If you remember, they didn't even want to use the word "Muslim" in the wake of the shooting despite their being several confirmed reports of Nidal Malik Hassan-the shooter, shouting the terrorist battle cry, Allah-o-Akbar, or "God is great" in Arabic.
To this day, Hassan is not facing any terrorism charges.
I'm not going to speculate on what drives the left to their positions, as so many of them can't even be explained. What I will say is this:
America's largest enemy is people who hate our way of life, they also happen to be Muslim. The insurgents we fight in Iraq and Afghanistan? Yeah they are all Muslim.
Our biggest threat is not the legions of neo-Nazi's in northern Idaho, nor is it the minuscule membership of the KKK.
The biggest threat we face is young, Muslim American men who use the internet to indoctrinate themselves into thinking that Muslim should be the sole religion of the world (which is ironic given the fact that these terrorists and their actions are roundly defended by the left in the name of religious tolerance and freedom) and that innocent men, women and children must pay the price for their sins against Muslim laws.
Radicalized Muslims hate us, they hate the Western way of life, it is this hatred, and the devotion to seeing the entire world look like some of the Middle Eastern states that drives them to fly planes into buildings killing thousands. It is they who kill, or plot to kill thousands more in the name of Allah.
These are the realities, and at this point the left is so delusional and scared of the truth and the action we must take to try and deter further terrorist action, that everything they say on this matter should be met with much skepticism.
I'd love to live an a United States where the majority of Muslim people are free to worship and practice their peaceful religion without the threat of the extremists trying to indoctrinate the Muslim American youth.
I'm waiting to see when the left's apathy towards this end, expires.