[Fwd: Blue Triangle Network Condemn s Congressman King’s Inflammatory Remarks A gainst American Muslims]
- *Blue Triangle Network Joins American Muslim Voice in Condemning
Congressman King�s Inflammatory Remarks Against American Muslims*
Blue Triangle Network in conjunction with American Muslim Voice
denounces the hate filled, inflammatory remarks against Muslim Americans
by Congressmen Peter T. King on the Sean Hannity nationally-syndicated
radio program on February 9^th , 2004. In language reminiscent of
anti-Japanese American rhetoric of the 1940s and German anti Jewish
propaganda of that same period, the Congressman said that the vast
majority of American Muslim community leaders are *"an enemy living
amongst us�* and that "no (American) Muslims are cooperating" with law
enforcement officials to combat terrorism. He further added: "I would
say, you could say that 80-85 percent of mosques in this country are
controlled by Islamic fundamentalists�.
Congressman King�s baseless and unsubstantiated remarks are more than
the ravings of an ignorant crank, speaking as he is from a government
which has already imprisoned, brutalized, harassed, deported and
traumatized thousands upon thousands of people because of the religion
they practice or the region they come from. Since 9/11/2001, a
tragedy roundly condemned by large numbers of American Muslim leaders,
the government has set loose a hurricane of repressive measures
justified by the lie of the �enemy within�. Congressman King has added
his bit of bigotry to an ugly repertoire lies and fictions. Blue
Triangle Network joins American Muslim Voice in calling upon all people
of conscience in condemning these statements.
* Please call upon Congressman King to retract his inflammatory
remarks. It is unbecoming of an elected representative to make
such xenophobic remarks.
* Please call the radio station that hosted Sean Hannity�s program
on which Congressman King made his inflammatory remarks and ask
them invite Muslim community leaders on their program to address
Congressman King�s baseless allegations.
Congressman Peter T. King
436 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
202 - 225 - 7896
Congressman Peter T. King
1003 Park Boulevard
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
516 - 541 - 4225
*Sean Hannity�s radio station: *Call *1-800-941-SEAN (7326), or write to
Program Director Phil Boyce at **phil.boyce@...*
This statement was originally drafted by the San Francisco Chapter of
the Blue Triangle Network.
Please reply to: NationalOffice@...
Blue Triangle Network
P.O.Box 7451, Dearborn, MI 48121-7451
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