Because Timothy McVeigh, Eric Rudolph and Scott Roeder aren't muslims.
Texas Congressman Al Green (D) says he wouldn't mind Rep. Peter King (R-NY) repeatedly calling hearings on "radical Islam" if he would also conduct a "hearing on the radicalization of Christians."
During a Wednesday House Homeland Security Committee hearing on "The Radicalization of Muslim-Americans," Green wondered why the chairman had only focused on one religion.
"If you agree that radicalization exists within all religions to some extent, would you kindly extend a hand into the air," Green, who is the grandson of a Christian minister, asked the witnesses testifying before the committee. He noted that "all the hands are raised."
"I don't think that most people oppose hearings on radicalization," the congressman explained. "I do not, not -- N-O-T -- oppose hearings on radicalization. I do oppose hearings that don't focus on the entirety of radicalization. And if you agree that we have Christians, as has been mentioned by more than one member, Christians who become radicalized, they become part of Islam and they become radicalized as is being said, why not have a hearing on the radicalization of Christians?"
He added: "I do think that it is a problem of perception. People who see the hearings and never hear about the hearing on the radicalization of Christianity have to ask themselves, 'Why is this missing?' Why don't we go to the next step and ask, how is that a blue-eyed, blonde-haired, white female in the United States of America can become radicalized to the point of wanting to do harm to this country? We don't have that type of hearing. That's the problem."
Green pointed out that he had often been mistaken for a Muslim because of his appearance.
"I do know what it feels like to look like a Muslim in the minds of some people and to be demeaned in a public venue," he said. "I look forward to the day that we'll have that hearing that deals with the radicalization of Christians in America."
An analysis (PDF) by Council on American-Islamic Relations of King's first four hearings on Islamic radicalization determined that the chairman had "failed to produce the promised evidence to support his stigmatization of America's Muslims."
"King's record of leveling unsubstantiated allegations and biased attacks on the Muslim community and habit of naming people with records of anti-Muslim bias as potential witnesses and information sources denies him any current credibility in discussions about American Muslims and homeland security," the group concluded.
Tell me the Romney campaign isn't a business decision and I'll tell you that you're a naive dorkus. Buzzfeed with the scoop:
Flight records passed along by a Democratic source show that the Bain Capital Jet company jet flew from Bedford, Massachusetts to airfield near Romney's Utah donor retreat on Friday.
Can you imagine the conversations going on at that event? And the stench of rich white Republicans wearing stupid khakis and watches that cost more than your car while discussing ways to destroy President Obama with lies? Spooky doings.
When Michele Bachmann disappears for a few months it's easy to forget just how profoundly loony she is, but it only takes one word salad to remind us.
It appears that there has been deep penetration in the halls of our United States government by the Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood has been found to be an unindicted co-conspirator on terrorism cases and yet it appears that there are individuals who are associated with the Muslim Brotherhood who have positions, very sensitive positions, in our Department of Justice, our Department of Homeland Security, potentially even in the National Intelligence Agency. I am calling upon the Justice Department and these various departments to investigate through the Inspector General to see who these people are and what access they have to our information.
It appears there has been deep penetration in the halls of government (I have no doubt), and they've been found to be "unindicted co-conspirators," but she's calling on "these various departments" to find out who they are and what they have access to.
And you would think that was Sarah Palin speaking if no one told you otherwise.