Muslim WitchHunter Pete King: IRA Terrorists ‘Legitimate Force’
March 9, 2011
(ChattahBox Political News)—Rep. Peter King (R-NY) is on a bigoted tear to smoke out the radicalized American Muslims in our midst, by holding McCarthyism hearings. The chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security is making his task relatively easy, by casting suspicion on every single American Muslim as a potential terrorist, unless they can prove otherwise. King, who views American Muslims, as “an enemy living among us,” and who believes there are just too many darn Mosques in this country, is now publicly flailing, as he tries to distinguish his past support of the terrorist group, the Irish Republican Army. King says the terrorist activities of the I.R.A. were “legitimate.” Now that explains everything. Thank you Congressman King. You may carry on with your anti-Muslim witch hunt.
On the day before King’s controversial McCarthyism hearings are about to get underway, The New York Times published a hard-hitting piece examining King’s hypocritical past support of the I.R.A., including defending civilian causalities for the “legitimate” cause. King is exposed for the anti-Muslim bigot that he is.
The New York Times writes:
“We must pledge ourselves to support those brave men and women who this very moment are carrying forth the struggle against British imperialism in the streets of Belfast and Derry,” Mr. King told a pro-I.R.A. rally on Long Island, where he was serving as Nassau County comptroller, in 1982. Three years later he declared, “If civilians are killed in an attack on a military installation, it is certainly regrettable, but I will not morally blame the I.R.A. for it.”
King tries and fails miserably, to explain his unabashed past support for a terrorist group, while he is in the middle of conducting a bigoted witch hunt of members of a religious group in the U.S.
“Of comparisons between the terrorism of the I.R.A. and that of Al Qaeda and its affiliates, Mr. King said: “I understand why people who are misinformed might see a parallel. The fact is, the I.R.A. never attacked the United States. And my loyalty is to the United States.”
“He said he does not regret his past pro-I.R.A. statements. The Irish group, he said, was “a legitimate force” battling British repression — analogous to the African National Congress in South Africa or the Zionist Irgun paramilitary in British-ruled Palestine. “It was a dirty war on both sides,” he said of I.R.A. resistance to British rule.”
Yesterday, King went on Fox News, the epicenter for anti-Muslim bigotry, to rail against the critics of his congressional anti-Muslim hearings, as “absolutely insane.” The only insanity here is Congressman’s King’s rabid Islamophobia.