Jay Sekulow of the ACLJ put it bluntly in an email that I received today regarding the hysteria surrounding those who are against these hearings:
There is no greater threat to our safety and the safety of our homeland than a radicalized American citizen intent on doing us harm.
For having the boldness to bring this emerging threat to light and trying to conduct a civil and rational discussion about this significant threat, the Homeland Security Committee Chairman, Representative Peter King, has been accused of racism, McCarthyism, and more. The ACLU and several other liberal groups have been trying to stop this hearing in the name of political correctness.
This is not about offending a group of American citizens - this is about understanding the clear and present danger that radicalized Muslim American citizens pose to our nation.
I watched the proceedings via the Fox News Channel live stream at their site on the Internet. I was absolutely riveted when the man whose son became gradually radicalized "under his family's radar screen." By the time they saw how much he had changed, it was too late.
It is so unfortunate that liberals at the hearing had to pull the same old political correctness stunts and disparage and harass those who did not deserve to be bashed. I, for one, am so glad that this problem is finally seeing the light of day and will be addressed over the course of several additional hearings on the issue.
Any thoughts from those of you who saw the hearings? Did you see it all or just some clips of what was said?
There was something about that Muslim Congressman, Keith Ellison, that made me think he was shedding crocodile tears during his testimony at the hearings yesterday. It turns out that my intuition was correct!
Gateway Pundit: HORRIBLE… Rep. Ellison’s Sobbing Jag at Radical Islam Hearing Was All Based On a Lie (Video)
I sincerely hope he gets called out on it by Congressman King at the next hearing. What a LIAR Ellison is!
Also, be sure to read:
Pajamas Media: Why Do Islamic Groups (like CAIR) Fear Hearings on Islamic Radicalization?
Short answer: "Because they are the radicalization problem."
Read the eye-opening article!