Well it's obvious that a few here didn't watch it.
The only down side was a few dems screaming for investigations into the KKK and Christian radicals.
The three Muslims who testifed couldn't have been more grateful for the hearings and want them to continue.
Catawa is my favorite bleeding heart liberal.
But yes, basically, it was by design. That's how the terrorism as a strategy works. Terrorism is a way of calling attention to a cause when there is adversary is overwhelmingly powerful. But terrorism itself is only a prelude to changing the theater, by which I mean in this case changing the framing of the conflict from America vs. Fringe Extremist Group to America vs. Islam itself. We have to pray that reframing does not happen, or the terrorists really will have won. But I see it happening before my very eyes.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
The point being that if this had been a hearing on Al Qaeda, it would be one thing. But holding a hearing on the religion of Islam itself is obscene.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
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