Michael Hamar

Why Not Have Muslim Congressman Ellison Investigate the Catholic Church?

Filed By Michael Hamar | March 11, 2011 9:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: anti-Islamic bigotry, Catholic church, GOP, sex abuse, terrorists

For the record, I'm not anti-Irish - in fact, I am 3/8 Irish. That said, it's individuals like HouseKing1.jpg Homeland Security Committee Chairman, Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY), that make it impossible for me to be a Republican no matter how tightly I hold my nose.

King, a loud mouthed, bigoted Irish Catholic who has past ties to supporting IRA terrorism, had the audacity to hold so-called hearings "The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and That Community's Response." Not that King would know what objectivity was even if it hit him on the side of the head with a 2x4.

Before turning to an interesting suggestion in a column at Irish Central, the Washington Post notes in part as follows in respect to King's "hearings":

King said, reports from law enforcement and the Obama administration indicated that Islamic terrorists were seeking to recruit American Muslims. And he cited a public opinion poll that showed support for suicide bombings among a small fraction of Muslim men.

But the hearing did not deliver answers on the same scale as its questions. None of the seven witnesses were leaders of large, national Muslim organizations, or national experts on law enforcement.

Not all in attendance were please with King's demagoguery. Here are highlights:

"It has already been classified as a way to demonize and castigate," said Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex.). She waved a copy of the Constitution and said the hearing might be a violation of laws prohibiting religious discrimination: "This hearing right now is playing into al-Qaeda, around the world."

The day's most dramatic moment came during testimony from Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), one of two Muslims in Congress. Ellison choked up repeatedly as he told the story of Mohammad Salman Hamdani, 23, a Muslim first responder who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Ellison described Hamdani's love for his country and for "Star Wars," and testified how rumors had falsely connected him to the terrorists behind the attacks. "It was only when his remains were identified that these lies were exposed," Ellison said, his voice breaking. "Mohammad Salman Hamdani was a fellow American who gave his life for other Americans."

Now to the suggestion from a column in Irish Central, which poses a possibly merit-worthy proposal under which Rep. Keith Ellison could investigate domestic criminals also operating under the cloak of a religion. Personally, I like the proposal which has the potenial for great fun and much-needed fact-finding. Here are some highlights:

Why not have Muslim congressman Keith Ellison investigate the Catholic Church sex abuse scandals? After all the latest shocking revelations from Philadelphia where 21 priest have now been suspended en masse surely points to something very rotten indeed in the nature of Catholicism.

While not terrorism it is a uniquely filthy crime nonetheless, the abuse and damage of young defenceless children. There have been 12,000 cases of clerical sex abuse in the United States, a remarkably under reported crime and the real numbers are obviously much higher.

If Congressman Peter King, a devout Irish Catholic, feels certain he can plumb the depths of what is wrong with the Muslim religion perhaps Rep. Ellison can do the same for the Catholic religion.

It is no easy task. Frank Keating , a prominent Catholic and Oklahoma governor resigned from a Catholic Church oversight committee claiming that bishops were acting like mafia dons covering up evidence of horrific child abuse. He might be a very interesting witness for the Ellison hearings.

Then there is the possibility that the investigation could go all the way to the top, to the pope himself, who has much to answer for in the realm of child abuse cover-up.

Can't you just hear the shrieks of religion-based bigotry coming from the lips of Peter King and blowhard Bill Donohue of the Catholic League? It would be delicious to watch!

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Why doesn’t this Peter T. King investigate the “Home Grown” radicalization of Irish Americans, who support the tradition wing of the IRA (Irish Republican Army), or Noraid (The Irish Northern Aid Committee), and being recruited by “Enemy Overseas” or worse “Enemy Overseas” the “Catholic Church ”, where they radicalize the priests into raping our young American boys, what about that you hypocrite scumbag.

Peter King is a hypocrite, he supported the terrorist group IRA, who killed innocent British people, but hey I guess that was OK, right? Killing innocent people is OK, as long as they are not born is the United States, yup that sounds about right. I guess Jesus Christ would give all you extra points for that, NOT!

No, there are no dancing in the street when Catholics hear about a pedophile priest, but there has been a concerted effort to Deny, Deflect, Defend this “Enemy Overseas” the “Catholic Church ”, I don’t even think you could deny that fact. What would Jesus Christ, say about this so called Church, I have a few thoughts myself.


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The hypocrisy of King’s ‘investigation’ …what’s next on his agenda? Digging up McCarthy and teaming up with him to investigate un-American activities and COMMUNISM! The entire procedure was a joke and once again, did nothing while expending money.

And, in all honesty Congress SHOULD have investigated in depth the numerous allegations and the systematic child abuse of the Catholic church long ago. Consider this, the Catholic church DOES get US funds for faith based initiative and yet those same churches also must pay untold millions to victims. It’s such a problem that 11 Archdioceses have gone bankrupt over the past few years. It’s obvious that the Catholic church cannot manage or over see its priesthood or ensure the safety of our youth placed in their care. Someone needs to do something.

Seriously, lately I keep feeling I slipped on a banana peel and I’m in a coma dreaming up this crap.

This proposition makes a lot of sense to me. After all, in efforts to avoid responsibility for massive instances of statutory rape, some Catholic church leaders have claimed that they are really agents of a foreign, sovereign nation, and there certainly has been also incredibly overwhelming evidence of international, if not to say global, conspiracy.