From the mouth of one of the politicians who’ve been fomenting Islamophobia and normalizing the narratives of the Islamophobia movement.
Here is the key quote.:
â€śbut whatâ€™s this discrimination thatâ€™s going on against Muslims in this country? Iâ€™m not seeing it. I mean, theyâ€™re beheading Christians on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, and some people are speaking ill of that component. So where are the moderate Muslims speaking up?â€ť
by Miranda Blue on Thursday, 5/14/2015 12:35 pm
Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, said yesterday that Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnsonâ€™s promise earlier this year to â€śgive voice to the plight of Muslims living in this country and the discrimination that they faceâ€ť was â€śjust appalling,â€ť adding that he does not believe Muslim-Americans face any discrimination.
Iowa talk radio host Jan Mickelson played King a clip of Johnsonâ€™s remarks at a February summit on violent extremism, asking incredulously, â€śSo the guy that we put in charge of homeland security thinks that itâ€™s his job as chief of the homeland security to give voice to Muslims while calling Islam the religion of peace?â€ť