March 9th, 2011
03:12 PM ET
7 years ago

Peter King's past support of IRA

Filed under: Peter King
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  1. kyle

    He is what's called a hypocritical terrorist, if it's for my cause it's ok!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 9, 2011 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  2. Vince


    Timothy McVeigh did not bomb the federal building in the name of christianity. He was an AVOWED ATHIEST. We also know why he bombed the building...he told us. It was in retaliation for the deaths at WACO.

    When is the last time someone committed a terrorist act while yelling "long live jesus". Hasnt happened in my 40 years on this earth.

    The FACT is tens of thousands have been killed "in the name of islam" over the past decades, including 3000 Americans on 9/11 (in case you have forgotten). Hassan, the cab driver that was arrested in New York, the canadian who was caught bringing explosives to LA...should i continue?

    Those are facts that cannot be denied.

    March 9, 2011 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  3. blarkin

    This man is a liar,Hypocrite and any other name you can think of ,pure politics at its worst

    March 9, 2011 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  4. Mark Danford

    He should be taken into custody like any other terrorist supporter!!!

    March 9, 2011 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  5. KK

    I am a Democrat and do not support King 95% of the time. But say what you want- he, LIKE THE MAJORITY of IRISH AMERICAN voters (real ones, not just St. Patty's day Irish) support Sinn Fein and a united Ireland. The only thing I can say on this subject is that the IRA is for a united Ireland and to protect the persecuted (slight) minority in N. Ireland that do not want to be part of the crown. This group used the IRA's muscle to obtain their civil rights. Its apples and orange. When it all comes down to it, what are the specific goals of Al Queda??

    March 9, 2011 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  6. Aj Michael

    Are you serious Peter King? You are so full of sh*t. Any organization or state that is responsible for deliberately killing innocent civilians is a supporter or terrorism. IRA did it. You supported the IRA. Hence, you are a supporter of terrorism. You of all people should understand that Muslims in America are part of the solution, you McCarthy loving SOB!!

    March 9, 2011 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  7. CBR

    Rep. King is not impartial based on his donations and other statements he has made. He donated to the IRA which is considered by some to be a terrorist group which caused loss of life, injuries to so many people in the United Kingdom, taken parents away from families with children, and terrorized may residents who just wanted peace. Whether we think any of this was justified or not the IRA was a foreign organization operating outside of the United States.

    Now Rep. King wants his committee to investigate people because they are Muslim. Every singe American should say NO. Which group of people will be next? Haven't we learned anything from our past? We have interred Japanese people who were citizens of the United States, shunned German American and other nationalities during the first World War, condemned some for their religions or ethnic backgrounds, and watched as some in the United States condemn those who seek asylum in our country or who may be foreign born and are working here. The House on UnAmerican Activities during the 50's not only ruined many lives but forced people to testify against friends and family. Those of us who remember that investigation know that even those who spoke against the Committee were vilified. What Rep. King is doing can be compared to Sen. McCarthy and is not necessary. This is nothing more than a grandstand play to gain press coverage. We should just say no because our country does not publicly condemn residents and citizens because of their religious beliefs. Not the least of the reasons would be the amount of money that will be spent on this poor example of Congressional oversight.

    Franky, I am appalled that Congress would even agree to this investigation. Any problems should be dealt with by those agencies set up to investigate the underground groups and their members. The Republicans will be bringing government into people's private lives.So much for their constant complaints of government intervention.

    March 9, 2011 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  8. pkfops

    Maybe folks should point this out on camera when they are called to "testify".

    King's career is over.

    March 9, 2011 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  9. BxYanks

    Pete King's a stand up guy, need more politicians like him.

    March 9, 2011 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  10. Sniffit

    Duh. The reason he believes the IRA wasn't a terrorist organization can be summed up in two words: they're white.

    March 9, 2011 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  11. Rasheed

    So were BTK, Jeffrey Dahmer, George W. Bush, Lee Boyd Malvo, Richard Cheney, Vernon Howell, Donald Rumsfeld, Timothy McVeigh, Eric Harris, Dylan Kliebold, Condoleeza Rice, William J. Clinton, Ariel Sharon, and many other recent terrorists, Muslims?

    Was the terrorist who shot dead Democratic Congresswoman Gifford, and several others, a Muslim, too? if not, and he was a repulican tea bag, shouldn't his likes – white men – be investigated, too, like this apparent teabag and aider and abetter of terrorism, Peter King? speaking of Giffords, shouldn't white women be investigated, too, since sarah palin, a major, serious, teabag, is one?

    I'm sorry, but a republican investigating Muslims is only going to make matters worse. Extremist-leaning teabag republicans and Muslims are like butter and water. Muslims are already self disciplining themselves, so this guy by setting up this investigation business against Muslims is only making their work a lot harder.

    March 9, 2011 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  12. Tim Best isadrunk

    Investigate BUSH/Cheney and wall street ~ not a religion

    March 9, 2011 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  13. jo an

    What a SLEEZE!!

    March 9, 2011 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  14. D

    There are some really scary thins going on with this countries "leaders"

    March 9, 2011 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  15. lance corporal

    so it's OK for the micks to be terrorists but not the ragheads? is it because muslims don't drink???

    March 9, 2011 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  16. Sniffit

    "When is the last time someone committed a terrorist act while yelling "long live jesus". Hasnt happened in my 40 years on this earth."

    40 looooong, ignorant years living in a self-imposed reality bubble full of denial and fear, apparently.

    March 9, 2011 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  17. lance corporal

    so it's OK for the micks to be terrorists but not the muslims? is it because muslims don't drink???

    March 9, 2011 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  18. Sniffit

    "Pete King's a stand up guy, need more politicians like him."

    Hardly. It's more like he's kneeling under corporate America's desk.

    March 9, 2011 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  19. peace

    Pete keep puttin down our muslim brothers because he want them to do something bad them blame our beloved prez I see a back fire coming. pete you"re playing a dangerouse game with the american lives you dump punk.

    March 9, 2011 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  20. Will in Northern Ireland

    Oh Peter you're a naughty boy..

    March 9, 2011 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  21. once upon a horse

    is it possible that to be a congressman with the last name of King that you have to be a right-wing nut job? Wasn't it the OTHER congressman King that declared if Obama became POTUS that Muslims would be dancing in the streets?? If we are going to investigate people who attacked our country because of their background, in this case religious, then I guess the Japanese, Germans and Italians will be next.

    March 9, 2011 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  22. davec.0121

    King and his hearings have (or should have) no credibility since he was an active supporter of a major terrorist group that killed hundreds of people and had links to other terrorist groups around the world, including the ETA in Spain, Fatah, and the Libyan government. Despite what spin he puts on it now, in the 1980's he unequivocally supported the IRA as a legitimate group. Note that he didn't say he supported Sein Fein, but specifically mentioned the IRA. He did not make any distinctions between the factions wanting peace, if there were any, and the ones who were bombing pubs and attacking British military bases. He spoke out against 'British Imperialism' and 'British Oppression' in a way that not only condoned, but encouraged terrorism, including the murder of innocent civilians. He encouraged the Struggle. For him to paint himself now as a peacemaker is so far beyond hyporisy as to border on fantasy. And now he comes out with bogus 'statistics' to establish what?

    March 9, 2011 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  23. tony

    So this is the man who helped pay to have my christian uncle murdered. . . . . . . . . .

    March 9, 2011 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  24. Sniffit

    First they came for...., and I did nothing because I'm not one of them.

    Then they came for...., and I did nothing because I'm not one of them.

    Last they came for me...and there was noone left to hear my screams.

    Or hey, we can go with Millgram and change the "and I did nothing" part to "and I helped them because they told me to."

    Fools. You defnd your own rights by defending those same rights when they are threatened for others. Failure is not an option.

    March 9, 2011 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  25. Jack Choi

    @vince I agree Jihad Jane was White and she considered herself to be Muslim. However, since Peter King is on a "crusade" ( for lack of a better term) against "radical Moselms", I wonder if he will launch the same crusade against radical Christians in our country who are spewing hate towards others. Case in point: Anti-abortion movement!!! Or even groups who are against motivated by religion against other minorities in our country. Case in point: Groups against gays or other religious groups.

    March 9, 2011 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
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