Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Paradox of a Terrorist Hunter

While this week's hearings on "the radicalization of American Muslims" are creating anxiety all around, Rep. Peter King conveniently forgets his IRA past.  

Peter King (middle) with Gerry Adams (left) of the IRA

For Lawmaker Examining Terror, a Pro-I.R.A. Past

WASHINGTON — For Representative Peter T. King, as he seizes the national spotlight this week with a hearing on the radicalization of American Muslims, it is the most awkward of résumé entries. Long before he became an outspoken voice in Congress about the threat from terrorism, he was a fervent supporter of a terrorist group, the Irish Republican Army.        

See Peter King's Terrorism Problem  from Mother Jones

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