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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

DNC Wants Giuliani Adviser Dumped: He Said U.S. Has 'Too Many Mosques'

CINCINNATI (TDB) -- Watch U.S. Rep. Peter King say the United States has "too many mosques." The comment is viewed as inflammatory and he's now being branded a bigot. King is a New York Republican and serves on GOP presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani's homeland security advisory board. The Democratic National Committee said the remark smacks of religious intolerance and that King should be booted immediately from his role in Giuliani's campaign.

DNC Press Secretary Stacie Paxton said:

"Congressman King's comments are deplorable and he should apologize immediately. This type of bigoted language has no place in public discourse, especially from the Republicans top lawmaker on the House Homeland Security Committee. Will Rudy Giuliani denounce Peter King's comments and fire King as his homeland security adviser?

"Scapegoating a group of Americans to win elections is an ugly Republican campaign tactic Americans have already rejected. Our country was founded on the principle or religious freedom. Religious profiling and discrimination have no place in our country."

King said in an interview with The Politico that he was concerned about people sympathetic to radical Islam. He said the government should be more active in monitoring and infiltrating. He was concerned about a lack of cooperation by some Muslims in New York State, and he worried about the numbers of mosques. In effect, he equated the presence of mosques with radical islamists.


  1. Sometimes common sense is indistinguishable from bigotry. Maybe not all islamists are terrorists but lately nearly all terrorist are islamic. A direct line of funding for terrorism has been from religious donations. I believe in religious freedom. However, if a religion has a policy of convert or be killed then one mosque is too many. It is there call. Completely and unequivocally renounce their nut jobs or don't be too surprised if we aren't thrilled to have a lot of them around.

  2. Obviously he was referring to too many mosques sympathetic to Islamofascism; otherwise, he would go on to say that civil liberties need to be protected.

    Once again, you're finding a controversy where none exists. Not to mention the real irony in your post - the DNC complaining about, "Scapegoating a group of Americans to win elections is an ugly Republican campaign tactic..." If this isn't the very definition of neurotic projection, I don't know what is - and I do.

    The entire raison d'etre of the Left is to scapegoat groups of Americans to win elections. In fact, that very quote is a perfect example of this.

    The rest of what he said is dead on. To doubt that Islamofascists aren't associated with mosques, is like saying teachers aren't associated with schools, which is not to say that all Muslin are Islamofascists, or all teachers work in schools. It would be the height of wanton ignorance.

    [I am sure that someone reading this is now thinking of how to twist my statement into "Joe C. said, 'All teachers are Islamofascists.'" Which proves my point that some people need to create controversy where none exists.]

  3. Oops! Typo above should say "...otherwise, he wouldN'T go on to say..."