Boy, that whole “Oh yeah, disgusting Republican Islamophobia!” thing didn’t take long after today’s attack in Paris, did it?
Rep. Peter King said Wednesday’s attack on a Paris newspaper that killed a dozen people highlights the need for enhanced police surveillance in Muslim communities to help combat terrorism.
“It shows us that we should put political correctness aside and realize that it is important to have police in the communities to be using sources, to be using informers,” the conservative New York Republican told Fox News on Wednesday.
“Let’s face it. The threat is coming from — for the most part, it’s coming out of the Muslim community. It’s a small percentage, but that’s where it’s coming from.”
King said law enforcement spying of certain ethnic communities is nothing new, saying that police for decades have used such tactics to combat the Italian-American Mafia and the Westies, a gang that sprang from New York City’s Irish-American community in the 1960s.
“We have to be able to go in there and find out what’s happening so we can be tipped off and not stand back and treat all communities as if they’re the same,” he said. “If it’s Islamist terrorism, we have to have more surveillance in those communities.”
But remember, Obama is a tyrant who hates freedom of religion or something. Kind of explains everything about this awful nonsense, too. Really is a race to see which minority group Republicans hate the most, isn’t it?