GOP Congressman: Police Should Target Muslims Because They’re Responsible For 90 Percent Of Terrorism


Rep. Peter King (R-NY) has a long history of demonizing American Muslims. So it’s no great surprise that his hearing earlier this week on the radicalization of Muslims fell under attack as both a waste of time — Rep. Hansen Clarke (D-MI) commented that his time would be better spent discussing how to protect water resources for his constituents — and yet another example of King congratulating himself for his previous hearings attacking Muslims. But appearing on Fox News yesterday, King continued his factually challenged attack on Muslim Americans:

What I am very concerned about is that while the overwhelming majority of Muslims are good people, the fact is even though Muslims are 1 percent of the population, almost 90 percent of the terrorist crimes are carried out by the Muslim community. And there are not enough people in the community willing to step forward and speak out against this and cooperate with law enforcement.

From the 06.21.2012 edition of FNC’s Fox and Friends:

While the scope of King’s assertion is unclear, the reality is that a small percentage of terrorist attacks and plots in the U.S. are the result of Islamic extremism — 56 percent have been perpetrated by right-wing extremists, 30 percent by ecoterrorists and 12 percent by Islamic extremists.

And King’s claim that Muslims are simply unwilling to pushback against extremism appears to be refuted by recent reports of aspiring Muslims terrorists finding difficulty in raising funds in New York. Last year, a Gallup poll found that Muslim Americans are more likely (89 percent) to reject violence than any other U.S. religious group and nearly all Muslim Americans (92 percent) have no sympathy for al-Qaeda.

H/T: Eli Clifton at Think Progress Security

And I’m betting money that not a single person on Fox news will correct this mistake. Not. One. Person.

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    If anyone corrected this, I would imagine it would be Shep Smith, who really doesn’t belong on such a joke of a network....
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    Why the fuck is this guy allowed to be representing part of our country in Congress??
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    Things like these are the reason Fox “News” will never be on in my house
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    Because the definition of the word has been twisted, there are no white terrorists anymore, they don’t count McVeigh,...
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    I know that as a(n aspiring) ‘good Muslim,’ I should say, “May God guide Pete King and extinguish the hatred he carries...
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