Saying “we can’t be politically correct,” Rep Peter King (R-New York) called on law enforcement to beef up their surveillance of Muslim Americans, reports MSNBC.
King (pictured here) chairs the House subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence.
He said police must “realize that the threat is coming from the Muslim community and increase surveillance there,” the New York lawmaker told National Review.
King is responding to the identification of two Muslims from Chechnya as the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing.
Others however counter that King’s thinking is irrational.
In a blog published in Politicus USA, RMuse writes: “Since only white Christians advocate and carry out abortion clinic bombings and assassinate physicians providing abortion services, then law enforcement must immediately begin profiling, observing, and investigating every white Christian in America, because as Peter King says, “that’s where the threat comes from.” Only white Christian gun zealots such as Ted Nugent and so-called 2nd amendment patriots threaten revolution, civil war, and violence against President Obama and the government over proposed gun safety measures, so law enforcement must profile, observe, and investigate every white NRA member and Republican legislator because “that’s where the threats come from,”