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Call Rep. King – Tell him that you read his recent Facebook post about Islamic Terrorism and his fight against it. King said, “We must never drop our guard or surrender to political correctness.”

 

Tell him that you trust and support our Muslim neighbors in CD 2, and that we will not tolerate him maligning Islam as a whole.

 

ASK:

 

  1.  Why did Rep. King only call out Islamic Terrorism, but made no mention of domestic terrorists including white supremacists, neo-Nazis, anti-Semitic, Christian, anti-government terrorists? Why has he not addressed domestic terrorism previously?
     

  2. Is Rep King. concerned about the increase in threats being made against Muslim Americans and Muslim houses of worship? Is he concerned that his rhetoric serves to fuel these threats?
     

  3.  Does Rep. King understand that there are Muslims living in his district who are fear for their lives because of his and Trump’s rhetoric? Some constituents are actually changing their names to sound less Muslim.
     

  4. What is Rep. King doing to reach out to his Muslim constituents to ensure that their needs are being addressed, and that he is appropriately representing them and their faith?

 

Rep. King - LI Office: (516) 541-4225

Rep. King - DC Office: (202) 225-7896

 

BACKGROUND:

 

> Since Timothy McVeigh's 1995 Oklahoma City attack, there have been at least 32 deadly terrorist attacks carried out by domestic, right-wing, white terrorists.

 

> The Police Executive Research Forum conducted a survey of 382 law enforcement agencies in 2014, and found that 74% reported anti-government extremism as one of the top three terrorist threats in their jurisdiction; only 39% listed extremism connected with Al Qaeda or like-minded terrorist organizations; and only 3% identified the threat from Muslim extremists as severe.

> A Feb. 2013 report by the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security found that Muslim American terrorism is actually on the decline. 33 of the 180,000 murders in America since 9/11 were attributed to Islamic terrorism, the report states, while “more than 200 Americans have been killed in political violence by white supremacists and other groups on the far right,” according to a recent study by the Combatting Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy.

Action Alert - Islamic Terrorism - 3/6/17