Congressman Peter King’s hearings on radical Islam have been criticized as bigoted and un-American. The critics are right. Congressman King is wrong, and anyone who values freedom of religion should speak out against anti-Muslim bigotry.
King says he will hold more hearings; we need to stand up for freedom and say no! Consider the quote below and see just how far from our first amendment rights King and some other right-wing politicians have drifted:
"Here in the United States our Muslim citizens are making many contributions in business, science and law, medicine and education, and in other fields. Muslim members of our Armed Forces and of my administration are serving their fellow Americans with distinction, upholding our nation's ideals of liberty and justice in a world at peace."
President George W. Bush, December 5, 2002
And Congressman King is a hypocrite as well. The link below documents his ties to the Irish Republican Army, a religious terror group that killed hundreds of civilians.