Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Would he prefer non-Christian Purveyors of Violence against non-radical Muslims?

I'm not sure that Charlie Rangel isn't on the payroll of the NYC chapter of CAIR. How else do you explain his echoing of exactly the kind inability to call a terrorist a terrorist that has rightly shown the Democrats to be flaccid in the war on radical Islam?
Top House Democrat Charlie Rangel said Tuesday that it was an act of discrimination to label groups like Hezbollah "Islamic terrorists."

Asked about the refusal by some European governments to declare Hezbollah an Islamic terror group, Rangel told WWRL's Steve Malzberg and Karen Hunter, "To call it Islamic terror is discriminating, it's bigoted, it is not the right thing to say."

Rangel even questioned whether, in fact, a worldwide Islamic terrorist movement even existed, saying, "We just take for granted that there is an Islamic terror movement because we do have some fanatic people who come from Islamic countries."

The Harlem Democrat complained: "When we had the Ku Klux Klan we didn't call them Baptist terrorists. When Hitler was killing Jews, we didn't call it Christian terrorists."

Rangel said Americans needed to realize "that a lot of countries may be poor, but they still have pride. And that is one thing that we completely ignore."
I love liberal analogies. The KKK isn't necessarily made of Baptists and Hitler was a pagan. Any other deep thoughts, Mr. Rangel?

Being a "top House Democrat" obviously requires little more than a pulse and slow reflexes. Chuck, you're partially right on the point about "taking for granted that there is an Islamist terror movement," and they just lost in November by a few million votes.

What does it say about New York when for 35 years they've kept a man in office more concerned with the feelings of those who aren't Arab Muslim terrorists and lecturing us on having the moral clarity to do so?

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