OpinionMeister

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Rangel: No Islamic Terrorists

NewsMax reports that Rep. Charlie Rangel (D. NY) finds the term "Islamic Terrorist" bigoted. Link.
Top House Democrat Charlie Rangel said Tuesday that it was an act of discrimination to label groups like Hezbollah "Islamic terrorists."

Asked about the refusal by some European governments to declare Hezbollah an Islamic terror group, Rangel told WWRL's Steve Malzberg and Karen Hunter, "To call it Islamic terror is discriminating, it's bigoted, it is not the right thing to say."

Rangel even questioned whether, in fact, a worldwide Islamic terrorist movement even existed, saying, "We just take for granted that there is an Islamic terror movement because we do have some fanatic people who come from Islamic countries."

This should not come as a surprise to anyone who has watched any of Rangel's frequent TV interviews. He is a total obstructionist. He has nothing substantive to say on any issue except to reject whatever view the administration has. I am convinced that whenever he appeared on TV during the campaign, he increased George W. Bush's vote total.

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