Today is the day for videos showing Progressives humiliating themselves in front of the American people. Ron Schiller didn’t know he was on television, but Cenk Uygur, an MSNBC talking head, did — although he didn’t let that national audience stop him from making a bigoted fool of himself.
The subject was Rep. Pete King’s calls for hearings into the radicalization of American Islam. The usual suspects, including Uygur himself, are shrieking that this is an outrage, akin to Kristalnacht. How dare the government openly investigate whether there is a problem amongst a specific religious group? As it happens, I happen to know from a friend in law enforcement that the boots on the ground enforcement officers are deeply worried about the increasing radicalization of America’s Muslim communities. These communities are getting more and more committed, actively committed, to spilling American blood.
There’s been a lot of press about Uygur’s little rant, all of it focusing on his on-camera dismay when he discovered that not all homegrown terrorists come from the right. As Media-ite explains:
Uygur boasts before showing a number of statistics from various research groups. Rep. King wasn’t the only one to get educated tonight, however, as Uygur read down a list of most prominent hate groups in America, listing the top three varieties of hate groups in America, classifying them before reading off the list as “right wing.” The statistics come from a recent study by the Southern Poverty Law Center that show there are currently 1,002 active hate groups in America.
“Topping the list,” he began, “[are] the Ku Klux Klan with 221 groups. They are followed with Neo-Nazi groups with 170 groups, and”– at this point Uygur stops for a beat, before ending the list with “that doesn’t make any sense.”
You want to know what didn’t make sense to Uygur? The third item on the list, the one he couldn’t make himself read, is the risk that 149 black separatist groups pose to American domestic security. To Uygur, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the far Left group that published the list, is utterly reliable as to everything except those facts that don’t mesh with Uygur’s world view. Those facts must instantly be discounted and dismissed.
Uygur looked like an idiot when he disavowed his own preferred expert source, but I actually found most interesting that, shortly before he discovered that it’s not only gun-toting, bitter, Christian, whites who hate American, Uygur inadvertently admitted that Muslims are indeed a security problem.
Uygur gave the game away right out the gate when he took umbrage that Rep. King has bemoaned the Muslim community’s failure to cooperate fully with American law enforcement. (Let’s just ignore the fact that CAIR, the dominant Muslim political group in America, actively encourages its co-religionists not to cooperate with the FBI.) To prove just how wrong this was, Uygur brought out the big guns — numbers!
Now let me introduce real facts here so that Congressman King can be educated. Last month, the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security released the results of a study on homegrown terrorism since 9/11. Quote: “Tips from the Muslim American community provided the source of information that led to a terrorist plot being thwarted in 48 of 120 cases involving Muslim Americans.” That includes some prominent cases like the Times Square bomber, in which key information from Muslim Americans led to their arrest. So how’s that for cooperation? (Emphasis is Uygur’s.)
“48 out of 120 cases!” How’s that for cooperation? Uygur was certainly excited about those 48 tattletales. I, however, was more taken aback by the 120 terrorist attacks he concedes Muslim Americans were planning against their fellow American citizens.
By the way, those thwarted terrorist attacks (more than 50% of which the authorities had to discover without Muslim American help) reveal just how ludicrous it is to try to say that the 221 KKK groups in America are much more of a risk than the Muslim terrorist groups. There’s a qualitative difference between Billy Bob, on the one hand, sitting on his couch, beer in hand, under a picture of the Confederate flag, all the while clutching his KKK membership card and muttering about blacks, and Mohamed Osman Mohamud, on the other hand, purchasing enough explosives from FBI undercover operatives to kill, he hoped, every single attendee at a Portland, Oregon Christmas tree lighting ceremony. (Mohamud, incidentally was turned in by his family, which is a good thing.)
In terms of ugliness, the KKK and the Neo-Nazis are nasty, but they’re singularly ineffectual. They rant and grumble, but they aren’t making headlines for trying to blow up airplanes, Christmas tree lighting ceremonies, Times Square, military bases, Jewish community centers, etc. Radicalized Muslims in America, however, are doing precisely that.
Those law abiding Muslims among us should embrace the opportunity to have their communities purged of the radicals. I’m sure that Mohamed Osman Mohamud’s family members, the ones who were forced to turn him in to save lives, would have been infinitely happier if he hadn’t been radicalized in the first place.
What we’re seeing here is precisely the same pattern we see with the ongoing Progressive efforts to decrease policing in black neighborhoods on the ground that such policing is “racist.” This reflexive “racism” cry, ignores that the actual victims of these poor, ostensibly victimized thugs are also black. In the same way, when the radicals infiltrate an American Muslim community, the first to get hurt are the Mohamuds amongst them — the disaffected kids who end up spending their lives in federal prison. Muslim Americans should care about that, just as the rest of us in America have a vested interested in caring about those small number of radicalized Muslims who dream about blowing up big numbers of innocent Americans.