Rep. Steve King: There’s No Anti-Muslim Discrimination In America
Iowa Congressman Steve King find it “appalling” that Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson wants to “give voice to the plight of Muslims living in this country and the discrimination they face.” He says Muslims don’t face discrimination in America.
Iowa talk radio host Jan Mickelson played King a clip of Johnson’s remarks at a February summit on violent extremism, asking incredulously, “So the guy that we put in charge of homeland security thinks that it’s his job as chief of the homeland security to give voice to Muslims while calling Islam the religion of peace?”
“This is just appalling to think that the man who’s in charge of protecting Americans domestically would take a position like that, Jan,” King responded.
“The president can dredge up his Crusader history and try to leverage that back against us to guilt us,” he said, referring to President Obama’s remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast, “but what’s this discrimination that’s going on against Muslims in this country? I’m not seeing it. I mean, they’re beheading Christians on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, and some people are speaking ill of that component. So where are the moderate Muslims speaking up?”
Suzanne McFly May 14th, 2015 at 5:07 pm
So he only recognizes discrimination when it comes in the form of be-headings? Isn’t that when it is too late to be recognizing it?
Carla Akins May 14th, 2015 at 6:03 pm
They are everywhere, literally everywhere except maybe Fox and Newsmax. If you are going to claim that being Muslim equals being a terrorist then Christians are terrorists as well.
liberalMD May 15th, 2015 at 12:20 am
Steve King has now confirmed what many of us have thought for a long time……he has no idea what the word “discrimination” means.
frambley1 May 15th, 2015 at 1:50 am
And when the mics were turned off they both laughed and laughed. And they marvelled at how easy it was to manipulate their followers. Just a few simple buzzwords and implications of hate and fear and BAM!
allison1050 May 15th, 2015 at 7:47 am
He just continues to prove what a dipshit he is and his followers love it and he and they are very proud.
thinkingwomanmillstone May 15th, 2015 at 5:45 pm
If that is so, why does my Egyptian American son in law, who was born in the same NJ hospital as my daughter to his legal immigrant father and Italian American mother, get finger printed every time he enters the country when traveling with my caucasion NJ born daughter who doesn’t get fingerprinted?