Less than three weeks after a much-criticized House Republican hearing on the radicalization of American Muslims, Senate Democrats countered Tuesday with a hearing of their own ‚ÄĒ this one focusing on protecting the civil rights of Muslims.
The two hearings highlight the chasm between the Republican-led House and the Democratic-led Senate on the issue of balancing the religious and civil rights of Muslims against the need to protect the country against radical offshoots of Islam.
‚ÄúWe should all agree that it is wrong to blame an entire community for the wrongdoing of a few,‚ÄĚ Sen. Richard J. Durbin said in his opening remarks Tuesday. ‚ÄúGuilt by association is not the American way, and American Muslims are entitled to the same constitutional protections as every other American.‚ÄĚ...
Ah, thanks San Jose John for a more accurate view of politicians
Daniel Pipes wrote: ...a Hindu group argued in 1984‚Äď85 that the Islamic scriptures contain "numerous sayings, repeated in the book over and over again, which on grounds of religion promote disharmony, feeling of enmity, hatred and ill-will between different religious communities and incite people to commit violence and disturb public tranquility."
Poly Tykes wrote: "Senate Democrats countered Tuesday with a hearing of their own ‚ÄĒ this one focusing on protecting the civil rights of Muslims." Typical Democrats - Anything to fulfil the antiChristian agenda.
I tend to think Democrats and even many Republicans these days are more concerned about getting re-elected, which requires solid, consistent, and big/growing voting blocks (like the Hispanics and Muslims).