A study by the Center for Security Policy, found that 3/4 of the mosques in the U.S. actively seek to teach Shariah Law with its mandate to militant action and jihad. While the other 1/4 just provide a place for Muslims to 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.
The other study done by the Security Policy Center, based on FBI statistics shows that assertions of violence against Muslims having increased since 9-11 to be false.
In fact, the study shows that hate crimes against Muslim Americans, measured by the categories of incidents, offenses or victims, have remained relatively low with a downward trend since 2001. For example, in 2009, Jewish victims of hate crimes outnumbered Muslim victims by more than 8 to 1 (1,132 Jewish victims to 132 Muslim victims). From 2000 through 2009, for every one hate crime incident against a Muslim, there were six hate crime incidents against Jewish victims (1,580 Muslim incidents versus 9,692 Jewish incidents). Even in 2001, total anti-Muslim incidents, offenses and victims remained approximately half of the corresponding anti-Jewish totals.
Does the US congress have an obligation to investigate the issue of Radicalism occurring in American mosques? King not only plans to actually consult and discuss these issues with the Muslim community, he also intends to highlight the contributions from the Muslims who have turned in and prevented radicals from carrying out their plans.
Answer by Farmlady09 at 6:46 PM on Mar. 11, 2011
Answer by yourspecialkid at 8:00 PM on Mar. 10, 2011
Answer by sopranomommy at 9:16 PM on Mar. 10, 2011
Answer by Farmlady09 at 10:28 PM on Mar. 10, 2011
Answer by Farmlady09 at 1:42 AM on Mar. 11, 2011
Answer by jesse123456 at 8:43 PM on Mar. 10, 2011
We already have Military and security personnel that do this all day long.
This makes no sense. The military can't take up arms against American citizens without orders from the top. Why not figure out how to stop it before that order needs to be given. However, the military does take an oath to protect America from enemies both foreign and domestic. Are you implying we have domestic enemies that the military should go after? You would rather that than the Congress looking and searching for a more peaceful way to stop the radicalization of our citizens. Or, would you rather the radicalization continue? If it is the second, are you prepared to loose a family member when the bombings start here as they are overseas? I doubt it.
Answer by jesse123456 at 8:57 PM on Mar. 10, 2011
Do you really think these HEARINGS are going to turn up any information?
I don't know, but at least he is trying. He isn't looking for 'info on terrorist'. He is looking to see why our own citizens are turning against us. We do it with other topics that don't carry such dire consequences if we fail. It isn't the terrorist. It is the person who isn't a terrorist, but for some reason is lured into that. Why? How? Can we prevent it? It is called being proactive.
Answer by jesse123456 at 9:17 PM on Mar. 10, 2011
I've heard references to McCarthy
This is much of a propoganda move to evoke the name of McCarthy and the Red Scare as the recent attempts to paint the repub. as Nazi's and evoke the name of Hitler. (which the dems had a corornary when PBO sign had a Hitler mustache - more irony). It puts the repubs on the defense, so the libs hope. They need to ignore the name calling and stay the course.
Answer by jesse123456 at 9:20 PM on Mar. 10, 2011
Answer by agentwanda at 11:47 PM on Mar. 10, 2011