Interview Highlights

– “We have to have more surveillance in the Muslim community. The reality is that’s where the terrorism is coming from. Doesn’t mean that all Muslims are evil, doesn’t mean all Muslims support terrorism, the overwhelming majority do not. But the reality is that’s where the threat is coming from.”

– “And right now in France, I don’t think the French intelligence forces are spending their time in the Catholic community or the Jewish community. Right now, they’re looking for terrorists in the Muslim community, and that is what we have to do.”

– “And going back into the 60s and 70s, when the FBI knew threats from organized crime were coming from the Italian communities, they went to the Italian areas. When they were going after the Westies, which are all Irish-American, they went to the Irish bars and the Irish neighborhoods. If it turns out tomorrow it’s coming from Irish-Americans, then saturate the Irish communities, I have no problem with that.”  

– “I’m talking about abiding by the Constitution, not violating anyone’s rights, but using good, ordinary police sense, and that’s let cops do their job on the ground, let them build up their sources, let them go to these areas where these terrorist possibilities are, and take whatever action has to be done.”

About Peter King

Congressman Peter King is a member of the Homeland Security Committee and Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence. He also serves on the Financial Services Committee and Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Congressman King has been a leader in the ongoing effort to have Homeland Security funding based on threat analysis and is a strong supporter of the war against international terrorism.  Chairman King led the fight to continue funding to the Secure the Cities Program to protect the New York-Long Island region from nuclear dirty bomb attacks.

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