In a stunning turn of events, radical Islamists and their supporters have condemned Congressional hearings into radical Islamists and their supporters.
New York Republican Congressman Peter King has insulted the decency of every warm fuzzy terrorist enabler by having the unmitigated gall to question why there is a hole in the ground where towers in Manhattan once stood.
Congressman King is holding hearings on the radicalization of young American Muslims. This is considered selective prosecution if one ignores the fact that the profile being looked at by Congressman King belong to the people actually fitting that very profile.
While Islamists and their leftist enablers protest the hearings, the typical charges of bigotry are being hurled at Mr. King. Given that accusing Republicans of bigotry is so 2008, Mr. King is pressing ahead.
One irony of the situation is that liberals are normally obsessed with getting to the root causes of crime. For those unfamiliar, “root causes” is normally code for excusing illegal behavior by minorities belonging to politically correct groups with protected status.
Yet for some reason, when radical Islamists are the guilty parties, liberals stop spouting about root causes. The straw-man argument is that targeting radical Islamists is an insult to the many peaceful Muslims worldwide. This is the same train of “thought” that attributed a disproportionate share of black crime to centuries of white racism.
White racism failed to explain why most violent crime committed by blacks targeted other blacks. Radical Islamists hate Jews and Christians, but most of their victims are the very innocent peaceful Muslims the left claims to care about.
This is not about targeting entire cultures or civilizations. It’s about finding the bad guys, whoever they may be and wherever they are.
The minute it becomes time to hold hearings on cannibals, Congress can start interviewing young white males from middle-class backgrounds in Iowa and Nebraska. Does this mean that every single Caucasian in Middle America is a cannibal? No. Does it mean that too many cannibals are young, middle-class Caucasians with moms in the Parent Teachers Association? Yes. Midwestern PTA moms do not riot over this. They want to know if Hannibal Lecter is living in their homes before the next family dinner becomes a grisly affair.
Similarly, cracking down on inner-city crime saves black lives. Defeating Islamofascism saves Muslim lives.
Before the current administration turned the Global War on Terror into disappointment over inconveniences, the goal was to find and capture all of those who promote, harbor, or finance terrorists.
Those marching in the streets against Congressman King are the standard collection of politically correct sensitivity sobbers who most likely swapped their peace pipes with crack pipes before leaving the house.
There is no cure for these misguided souls. They cannot be reasoned with or deprogrammed.
The only solution is to talk over them. Getting to the truth is more important than the feelings of those who only feel and never think.
Homegrown American Muslims are becoming more radicalized. The Fort Hood shooting had everything to do with radical Islam, as did the Shoe Bomber and the Christmas Day Bomber.
When a black church burns to the ground and the charred remains of a burnt cross are found on the property, can intelligent people at least admit that there is a good chance that white people did it? Is it worth acknowledging that people who are the victims of racial or ethnic crimes are usually targeted by people of other races and ethnic origins?
This is not just logical. It is definitional.