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Hussam has been a lifelong human rights activist who is passionate about promoting democratic societies, in the US and worldwide, in which all people, including immigrants, workers, minorities, and the poor enjoy freedom, justice, economic justice, respect, and equality. Mr. Ayloush frequently lectures on Islam, media relations, civil rights, hate crimes and international affairs. He has consistently appeared in local, national, and international media. Full biography at: http://hussamayloush.blogspot.com/2006/08/biography-of-hussam-ayloush.html

Thursday, September 20, 2007

The "King" of bigotry

A DNC Statement

DNC Condemns Congressman Peter King's Comments and Calls on Rudy Giuliani to Fire His Homeland Security Adviser


Washington, DC - The Democratic National Committee today condemned Peter King's statement that there are "too many mosques in this country," and called on Rudy Giuliani to fire King as his homeland security adviser. King is on Giuliani's Homeland Security Advisory Board and according to the New York Post is a "top adviser".

"Congressman King's comments are deplorable and he should apologize immediately. This type of bigoted language has no place in public discourse, especially from the Republican's top lawmaker on the House Homeland Security Committee," said Democratic National Committee Press Secretary Stacie Paxton.

"Will Rudy Giuliani denounce Peter King's comments and fire King as his homeland security adviser? Given Rudy's history of using divisive tactics, he shouldn't be placing his trust in an adviser who seems to think an individual's religion is the problem with our homeland security. Scapegoating a group of Americans to win elections is an ugly Republican campaign tactic Americans have already rejected. Our country was founded on the principle of religious freedom. Religious profiling and discrimination have no place in our country."

Peter King Is A Member Of Giuliani's Presidential Campaign. Peter King is on Giuliani's Homeland Security Advisory Board. The New York Post described King as a top advisor to Rudy Giuliani. King endorsed Giulianis presidential bid in January 2007. [JoinRudy2008.com, , 09/04/07; New York Post, 09/05/07; Newsday (New York), 1/30/07]

Republican Rep. Peter King Tells The Politico There Are "Too Many Mosques in This Country." New York Rep. Peter King, a prominent House Republican, said there are "too many mosques in this country" in a recent interview with Politico. "There are too many people sympathetic to radical Islam," King said. "We should be looking at them more carefully and finding out how we can infiltrate them." [Politco.com, 9/19/07]

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

THE KING OF BIGOTRY HERE IS HUSSAM AYLOUSH.

Instead of realizing the menace amongest Islam/Muslims against America,the West, and all loving freedom people including some Muslims, you knit pick on every, let say, bean that is out there.

We barely hear your voice condemning suicide bombers cluture,and the genocide in Darfur.

Why aren't you decrying the visit of Ahamadineihad to ground zero, USA after he proclaimed: "Death to America and other wishful thinking" as seen in this link:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=qCNLRSE_48Y

As an American first, will you condemn this loud and clear?