Rep. Peter King: Stop Being ‘Politically Correct’ - We’re at War with Islamic Terrorism

by KATIE GLUECK April 24, 2013

Rep. Peter King is calling for greater law enforcement focus on Muslim communities, arguing that authorities should put aside what is "politically correct" and recognize that America faces major threats from Islamic terrorism.

"Obviously the main international base, the terrorist threats are coming from the Muslim community," King (R-N.Y.) told POLITICO on Saturday. "There have been 16 terror plots against New York [since Sept. 11, 2001], all Islamist-based. We're at war with Islamic terrorism. It's coming from people within the Muslim community by the terrorists coming from that community, just like the mafia comes from Italian communities."

King, the former chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, now leads the sub-committee on counterterrorism and intelligence. He spoke to POLITICO a day after the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings were subdued: Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in clashes with law enforcement, while his younger brother, Dzhokar, was taken into custody and sent to the hospital following a stand-off with police Friday night.

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