WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., belives the U.S. needs to forget about political correctness and “go all out with surveillance” of Muslims.
King’s statement came a day after a shooting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada, where two people died, including the gunman.
“We can have all the technology in the world, the fact is we have to find out what’s happening on the ground in these Muslim communities and we can only do that through increased surveillance,” King said.
He also criticized what he called “morons” at The New York Times editorial board, The Associated Press and the American Civil Liberties Union, who protested the surveillance of Muslim communities by the New York Police Department.
“The fact is we have to find out what people are thinking,” King said. “We have to find out who the radicals are.”
King shared that it is incumbent upon President Barack Obama and his administration to set the tone, characterizing terrorist acts for what they truly are, instead of calling it workplace violence or random acts of violence.
“The administration should come forward, starting with the president, and should say that this is Islamist terrorism,” King explained. “There are killers and murderers in all races and nationalities and just because a person happens to be Muslim, doesn’t mean that’s why they carry out the attack.
“When you talk about Muslim converts, when they’re acting several days after one another, whether it’s in response to a demand or an order from ISIS to carry out these types of attacks, we have to put political correctness aside and accept the reality that this is most likely a murder carried out by a person who has been influenced by radical ideology and that’s what we have to look at.”