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Old March 11th, 2011 #1
SmokyMtn
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Default (Audio) CBC Congressman: Christianity and the KKK bigger threat than Muslims

(Audio) CBC Congressman: Christianity and the KKK bigger threat than Muslims

Kerry Picket

Published on March 10, 2011

Congressman Al Green, Texas Democrat, found himself in a heated debate with Republican members on the Homeland Security Committee on Thursday over whether or not the Ku Klux Klan should be considered a terrorist organization. Rep. Peter King, New York Republican and chairman of the committee said, "There is no equivalency of threat between al Qaeda and Neo-Nazis, environmental extremists, and other isolated madmen." Peter King continued, "Indeed, by the Justice Department’s own record, not one terror-related case in the last two years involved neo-Nazis, environmental extremists, or anti-war groups."

Congressman Dan Lundgren, California Republican, followed up on the issue saying: "I would say to those who criticize us for a singular focus here that I have been on panels that have investigated the continuing presence of Nazi war criminals in the United States," Lungren explained. "I've been there where we've examined the Ku Klux Klan...and skinhead groups and militias."


I caught up with Mr. Green following the close of Thursday's terror hearing and asked him about Attorney General Eric Holder's remarks about 126 terror indictments where the majority of the indictments were jihad related. In a USA Today op-ed piece written by Congressman King, the lawmaker from New York notes:

Attorney General Eric Holder has said that radicalization of Americans is something that keeps him awake at night. As he noted, 126 people have been indicted on terrorist-related charges in the past two years, including 50 U.S. citizens. The great majority of those charged are violent jihadists.

Apparently, the Texas Congressman did not appreciate my question about the terror indictments: (LISTEN HERE)


KP: It's been reported that of all the 126 terror indictments all of have been Muslim. Do you think that should be considered in this particular hearing?

REP. Al GREEN:I think that all criminals should be prosecuted. I think that all terrorists should be investigated which is why I said we ought to investigate all of them and that would include the KKK. Over a hundred years of terrorism why not investigate them too. They are rooted in a religion as well. Check their website out. You’ll see.

KP: Congressman King said they haven’t caused as many problems and...

REP. GREEN:Well ask the men who have been castrated whether they caused a problem. Ask the men who were lynched whether they caused a problem.

KP:When did that happen recently, sir?

REP. GREEN: Does it have to happen recently, and they are still existing for us to investigate them?

If you never had to live with a cross burning, you don’t appreciate what a cross burning can do in terms of terrorizing people. My suspicion is, based on what you’re saying to me, that I should say to you, I hope you won’t defend the KKK.

KP: I don’t have any plans to, sir.

REP. GREEN: I hope you won’t defend the KKK

KP: But I’m just...

REP. GREEN: I hope you won’t defend the KKK

REP. GREEN: I hope you won’t defend the KKK

KP: But I’m just curious

REP. GREEN: I hope you are not going to defend the KKK

KP: Of course not, sir.

REP. GREEN: Be as curious as you like, but do not defend the KKK

KP: Of Course not sir. But are they still causing terror right now?

REP. GREEN: Do not defend the KKK

REP. GREEN: Do not defend the KKK

REP. GREEN: You’re newspaper is going to defend the KKK tomorrow, I see.

KP: Um no...but sir...

Last edited by SmokyMtn; March 11th, 2011 at 12:36 AM.
 
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