"Newsday wrong about Islamic Center"
[The report on King accusing others of being terrorists for taking muslim money that he himself accepted]is bereft of reason and establishes [the
paper that reported it] as an apologist for radical Islam.
More hypocrisy. Looks like King isn't worried in the least about people actually
paying attention here.
The entire response completely dodges the main thrust of the article
, that King nearly called his opponenet a terrorist, all because he
accepted money from muslims, while King himself accepted even more money
from those exact same people.
Then King, again keeping in mind that there is a good Jewish portion to his constituency, re-iterates the slur that Meijas, his Democratic opponent,
is an anti-semite. If there wasn't a jewish vote out there to manipulate and grab, he wouldn't be the least bit concerned.
King's article focuses on a member of a Mosque, called the Islamic Center of Long Island, that had in its offices a man named Ghazi Khankan, who
supported conspiracy theories about what happened on 911 (including the infamous "Atta is still alive and in the UAE" theory).
For that, King decides that the man himself is a terrorist. Nevermind that Khankan did not
give any money to Meijas, Meijas is also a
terrorist, for associating with people associated with an legitimate and vetted community organization that used to be associated with Khankan.
Nevermind the details, there's political expediency at stake here.
Compounding his previous errors, King again
states that Faroque Khan didn't condem the conspiracy theories.
From the initial article:
He said he has written many letters to King, including with one the text of a speech he gave at a synagogue in October 2001, condemning the attacks.
"If he chooses to ignore that, I don't know what other statements he's looking for," Khan said.
Clearly, he's not looking for any statements, other than ones that he can use to his own political advantage, regardless of whether or not they're
true, ethical, or sensible.