Liberal critics who dither over Rep. Peter T. King’s vigorous nononsense stand against Islamic radicalization take note: The New York Republican and chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security testified in London on Sept. 13 before the British House of Commons Select Committee on Home Affairs. Mr. King — who treats national security with a strong and practical hand — is the first member of Congress to testify before a parliamentary hearing in Britain.
“While I have consistently stated the overwhelming majority of Muslim-Americans are outstanding people, the reality is that radicalization within the Muslim-American community by al Qaeda and its affiliates is a real threat to the security of our homeland. Fortunately, the Obama administration recognizes this,” Mr. King says, adding that he’s honored to share his knowledge with the Brits, who have their own challenges.
“This is a unique opportunity to create an unbreakable bond between Westminster and Washington and more specifically between the Homeland Security Committee and the Home Affairs Select Committee,” observes Keith Vaz, member of Parliament and chairman of the committee. “I hope his visit will be the start of a close relationship between our two committees.” Way to go, gentlemen.