Video: Rep. Peter King says more surveillance of mosques needed

king - mosquesWhile appearing on Sunday’s edition of Fox News Sunday, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., said more surveillance of mosques is needed since that’s where the threat is coming from.

And, he said, civil libertarians “can cry all they want.”

“And  98-99 percent of Muslims in this country are good people,” he said.  “I’m actually swearing in the first elected Muslim in Long Island, she is a good friend of mine. So this is nothing against Muslims, but the fact is that is where the threat is coming from.

“We have this blind political correctness that makes no sense. For instance, in Boston, with the bombing, you have the Tsarnaev brother who was put out of a mosque because of his radical thoughts and statements made in that mosque, but nobody in the mosque told the police. Nobody ever told the FBI. If they had known that in advance, you combine that with the fact that the Russians had already told us to be on the lookout for him, we could have prevented possibly the Boston marathon bombing.

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“We’ve had a number of Muslims from Long Island where I live gone overseas fighting with al Qaeda and you find out they’ve been in mosques and spoken radically but nobody in those mosques ever told the police. In almost all of the cases you find that,” he added.

Here’s video of his comments:


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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