Rep. Peter King Blasts CAIR's “Don’t Talk to the FBI” Poster
4:16 PM, Jan 18, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Fox News reports that the Council on American-Islamic Relations has asked a chapter in California to stop using a provocative propaganda poster:
New York Republican Pete King told THE WEEKLY STANDARD this afternoon that the poster is "disgraceful" and that CAIR's response to it doesn't go far enough. CAIR should have condemned the poster, King said, as he dismissed CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper's explanation that the poster is "subject to misinterpretation" and that it was taken down out of "extreme caution. "To me, it's clearly wrong, and they should say so," King said. "They should have been full speed ahead on this."
The New York Times reported earlier this week that King, as the new chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, will be investigating the radicalization of certain American Muslim organizations and concerns from law enforcement officials that leaders of such groups are sometimes uncooperative. "[This poster] goes right to the essence of the matter," King told TWS.