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.
A certain group of people have announced that they hate America and the West. They refer to us as the Great Satan. They go on television and chant about death to America. They train their own people to fly planes into towers.
If these people happened to be green-colored Belgian Dwarves wearing one red shoe, we would profile green-colored Belgian Dwarves wearing one red shoe and anybody else fitting that description, including Tom Hanks.
It just so happens that very few Belgians are found ranting about jihad and infidels while yelling “Allah Akbar” and blowing innocent people to Kingdom Come.
Once is an accident. Twice is a coincidence. Thrice is a trend. Four times is a problem. Many times is a way of life.
Focusing on Tea Party violence is useless because Tea Partiers’ rate of actual violence is zero. For those who went to public schools, that is less than once.
Focusing on Timothy McVeigh allows statistical aberrations to trump the norm. He was an outlier. Remove him from the data and a fascinating pattern emerges.
Only a blind person could miss this pattern. So let’s get Attorney General Eric Holder tested for glaucoma and then get down to the business of finding out who is radicalizing young American Muslim men with few career prospects and even fewer romantic options.
The threat is real. Denial is deadly. The struggle between civilization and barbarism cannot be lost because academics who got their PhDs in protesting are encouraging students getting their degrees in protesting to utilize their only life skill out on the streets, that being protesting.
Congressman King is trying to get to the truth. If he is allowed to succeed, Americans of all stripes, including moderate American Muslims, will be safer.
We must win the War on Terror. Radical Muslims are trying to kill us all. They now live among us.
There is no middle ground on preserving the American way of life. Either we side with Peter King or we side with the terrorists.
Eric Golub is a Brooklyn-born stockbrokerage and oil professional living in the People’s Republic of Los Angeles. His blog is the TYGRRRR EXPRESS and his three books are “Ideological Bigotry,” “Ideological Violence,” and “Ideological Idiocy.” His interests include politics, football, the stock market, and Republican Jewish brunettes.