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  • Peter King: Mosques Surveillance Needed, ‘That’s Where The Threat Is Coming From’

    Rep. Peter King (R-NY) argued Sunday that more surveillance of mosques in the U.S. despite critics who claim the tactic violates civil liberties because Islamic terrorists visit them.

    “The fact is that’s where the threat is coming from,” he said in his appearance on Fox News Sunday.  “And  98-99 percent of Muslims in this country are good people. “

    Civil libertarians and critics of better mosque surveillance can “cry all they want,”King argued, but Americans have a “blind political correctness” on such issues.

    “We have this blind political correctness that makes no sense. For instance, in Boston, with the bombing, you have the Tsarnaev brother who was put out of a mosque because of his radical thoughts and statements made in that mosque, but nobody in the mosque told the police,” King continued. “Nobody ever told the FBI. If they had known that in advance, you combine that with the fact that the Russians had already told us to be on the lookout for him, we could have prevented possibly the Boston marathon bombing. We’ve had a number of Muslims from Long Island where I live gone overseas fighting with al Qaeda and you find out they’ve been in mosques and spoken radically but nobody in those mosques ever told the police. In almost all of the cases you find that.”

    King, a member of the House’s Homeland Security and Select Intelligence committees, noted that the call for surveilling mosques is “nothing against Muslims” and pointed out that he is actually swearing in the first elected Muslim in Long Island who is a good friend.


    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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