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EPPC CONDEMNS ANTI-MUSLIM WITCH-HUNT IN THE US CONGRESS

by Echo PArk Community Coalition (EPCC) Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2011 at 2:02 PM
epccla02@yahoo.com 213-2410906 1610 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) stands with our fellow US Muslims who say they are being unfairly singled out in the US Congressional hearings. The EPCC condemns the fact that the hearing conducted by the GOP in the House has become like a witch-hunt,. The EPCC asks: " Why is there no hearing on racist and white supremacist rightist groups? Why are they so quick to brand Muslim terrorist and soft on terrorism and quiet on the White guy who shot Rep. Giiffords and the conservatives quick to call him just "crazy"?

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EPCC NEWS
March 12, 2011

EPPC CONDEMNS ANTI-MUSLIM WITCH-HUNT IN THE US CONGRESS

Los Angeles --The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) stands with our fellow US Muslims who say they are being unfairly singled out in the US Congressional hearings. The EPCC condemns the fact that the hearing conducted by the GOP in the House has become like a witch-hunt,.

The EPCC asks: " Why is there no hearing on racist and white supremacist rightist groups? Why are they so quick to brand Muslim terrorist and soft on terrorism and quiet on the White guy who shot Rep. Giiffords and the conservatives quick to call him just "crazy"?

Why don't they call white supremacist groups or individual as "terrorists" that's who they are? Why the hearing are for Muslims and Islam?

GOP Agent Provocauter Rep. King

The EPCC draws a comparison with 1950s America, when Senator Joseph McCarthy made unsubstantiated claims against people he suspected of being Communists, at the height of the Cold War.

But today the man on top of the hearings has another name-Representative Peter King.

The man behind the hearings is Peter King, chairman of the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee and a New York Republican. His language has in the past been controversial. Three years ago, he was quoted as saying that "there are too many mosques in this country.”

Mr King and fellow Republicans say the hearings will form part of an important debate on national security. He says the claim that the hearings should focus on all terrorism in America, and not just radicalisation within the American Muslim community, is political correctness.

But for many Muslims and non-Muslims in the country feels the real fear appears to be that the hearings will increase Islamophobia in the US.

The EPCC believes that attack on Islam and the unions as well as the immigrants is a part of the grand plan of the GOP, Tea party and the right wing to popularize anti-Islam hate, union-busting and foster racism in the name of "democracy and freedom GOP style.

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