Congressman Peter King: We Need ‘More Surveillance’ Of Muslims
By D.B. Hirsch
May 4, 2015 11:00 pm - NewsBehavingBadly.com
New York Republican Peter King wants the members of one religious group to come under more surveillance by the authorities.
King spoke with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer about the attack on the Garland center hosting a “Draw Mohammed” cartoon contest.
He said the attack was clearly “ISIS-inspired” and pointed to the “social media dialogue going on” with one of the suspects.
King then told Blitzer, “I do believe in having more surveillance of people in the Muslim community, because that’s where the threat comes from.”
He acknowledged it might be viewed as unconstitutional, but argued the FBI shoud be “authorized to go further than that” and it’s “very reasonable” right now for someone like the shooter with terror ties to be surveilled.