Bay Area Muslims Angered Over Congressman’s Planned Hearings

SAN JOSE (KCBS) – A Republican Congressman from New York plans to hold hearings on what he calls the radicalization of the American Muslim community, and that’s raising lots of concerns among Bay Area Muslims.

KCBS’ Mike Colgan Reports:

”Representative Peter King has a history of making anti-Muslim statements, such as saying that ’85 percent of Muslims’ leadership are enemies among us,’ and that ‘there are too many mosques in America,’” said Shafath Syed, president of the South Bay Islamic Association. “So we believe that he has an agenda and that he is not objective.”

Syed said that this amounts to McCarthyism all over again.

”Joe McCarthy had this notion that there were communists living among us, and that they were subverting the United States, and that we had to weed out the communists,” said Syed. “Well, Peter King is saying that the Muslims among us cannot be loyal, so it’s almost an exact duplicate of what happened in the McCarthy hearings.”

King tells the New York Daily News that a congressional probe is needed because Al Qaeda has recently targeted Muslims living in the U.S. as potential terror recruits.

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  1. T says:

    Give them HELL King.. You are right on the mark. The Muslims are not a peace loving religion – not a group of nut cases killers.

    1. FF says:

      I agree…note the kiolling of a 14 year old rape victim and the murder of a young woman in Arizona by her own father. These are only two recent examples. These are a barbaric group of people who have been at war with the civilized world for centuries. Contrary to muslim propaganda the crusades were a defensive action based on continued muslim invasions of the civilized world.

  2. meg erks says:

    IF YOU DO NOT BELIEVE THAT THERE ARE COMMUNISTS LIVING IN “AMERICA” THERE IS CERTAINLY SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOU. TAKE A LOOK AT MOVIES, TV, NEWS, ETC. – DID YOU SEE A FLAG WITH A SWASTIKA HANGING IN A LARGE WINDOW ON THE NEWS RECENTLY? COME ON PEOPLE. THIS IS AMERICA, WE HAVE RIGHTS TO BELIEVE “WHATEVER” WE WANT. I’M A DIE HARD CHRISTIAN, AM SICK OF THE “CRAZY AND I REPEAT CRAZY MUSLIMS WHO GIVE THEIR LIVES TO WHO THEY SAY IS THE “ONE GOD”…..WELL GUESS WHAT? MY GOD IS “THE ONE AND ONLY GOD, HE IS JESUS CHRIST, GAVE UP SITTING ON THE THRONE & CAME TO EARTH TO GIVE HIS PERFECT LIFE FOR US, WENT BACK & WAITING TO COME TO TAKE US (LOYAL TO HIM, JESUS CHRIST) WITH HIM AND THEN THE REST WILL DIE AS THEY LIVE….IN SIN, KILLING (YOU TERRORIST WHO THINK YOU’RE DOING IT BECAUSE YOUR SO CALLED GOD WILL BLESS YOU – WRONG) DON’T BELIEVE ME, CHECK THE NEWS WITH THE BIBLE’S BOOKS OF DANIEL & REVELATION. SO BE A BUNCH OF NUTS, DO AS YOUR SO CALLED GOD (WHICH IS YOUR TERRORIST PEOPLE) TELLS YOU TO DO. THE BIBLE IS TRUTH AND “YOU ARE BEING DECEIVED!” THEY SHOULD BE NOOOOOOOOOO WAY YOU SHOULD BUILD ON THE GROUND WHERE YOU KILLED THOUSANDS OF INNOCENT PEOPLE IN N.Y. OUR GOVERNMENT IS IN LARGE DECEIT DUE TO WHO IS THE CURRENT PRESIDENT….WHICH WON’T BE FOR MUCH LONGER. PRAISE JESUS.

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