Oh you have to love the Phony Patriot named Peter King. You would have thought this terrorist loving man would stay away from a Homeland Security Committee post, you would think that King would not try to talk tough about Muslim terrorists and the radicalization of American Muslims when he has a checkered past of supporting Irish terrorists, that’s correct, Peter King was a huge supporter of the IRA or Irish Republican Army.
So what does Peter King say to this? He says that the IRA never attacked America and did not target civilians. Wrong Petey, they targeted civilians on numerous attacks and an American citizen was killed during an attack on a London mall. My question is why did it take the media this long to highlight King’s IRA past, why did the media suddenly out Peter King as the closet supporting terrorist lover that he is when this man has been spewing nonsense on the airwaves ever since 9/11. You see Peter King is like Chuck Schumer in that they love the cameras and will do anything to get the media attention, so after 9/11 he sought out the Homeland Security committee post as a way to maintain his celebrity status, well where was the media then, now they finally spotlight King’s terrorist supporting past.
Here is the exact Peter King quote he gave to NBC news today:
Peter King, “I really think people should be giving me medals. First of all the IRA never attacked the United States. The IRA did not target civilians.
I mean Petey if you can make no moral equivocation with Michael Jackson, chastising the media and the world for mourning his death based on the fact he was a drug abuser and possible pederast, then how are you inventing the moral equivocation of the IRA as the “good terrorists”.
Here is Peter King in 1985 meeting with an IRA killer in New York:
King said he met convicted killer Joseph Doherty for 2 hours on Saturday to “dedicate a prayer to all of the suffering people of Northern Ireland”. Doherty was convicted in Northern Ireland of killing a British captain
Here is an example of the IRA purposefully killing civilians, one of whom was an American:
It may be that the IRA never attacked inside the United States. But it’s not true that the group never claimed any American victims in attacks targeting civilians. In the notorious December 1983 strike on Harrods in London, for example, an IRA car bomb was set outside the department store in the early afternoon during the busy Christmas shopping season.
The bomb killed six people — including an American citizen — and injured another 90.
Here is more vintage terrorist loving Peter King:
In 1982 he told a pro-IRA rally in Nassau County, New York, that “We must pledge ourselves to support those brave men and women who this very moment are carrying forth the struggle against British imperialism in the streets of Belfast and Derry.” That same year, an IRA bomb killed eight people in London’s Hyde Park. Two years later, the IRA almost succeeded in murdering the British prime minister [Margaret Thatcher].
Massie documents far more, including that, “In the 1980s, [King] was a prominent fundraiser for Noraid, the Irish-American organization that raised money for the IRA and was suspected of running guns to Ulster, too.” The BBC banned him because he was pro-IRA and would not condemn their bombings in the U.K.
As Justin Elliot noted, “If ‘IRA’ were replaced with ‘Hamas,’ the sort of fundraising King did would these days earn you a lengthy prison sentence for material support for terrorism.”
Here is a 1986 NY Times Letter to the Editor:
In two recent articles mentioning Peter King’s campaign for State Attorney General, the reporter managed to miss the most important thing about the Republican-Conservative-Right to Life candidate. Peter King is (or was - is he toning it down for this, his first statewide race?) the only elected officeholder in this state who is an open endorser of the terrorist Irish Republican Army and supporter of its Noraid fund-raising arm in this country. I am sure Mr. King will welcome the opportunity that the articles didn’t provide, to clarify his relationship, past and present, with the Noraid gun-runners, and to specify whether he continues to support the I.R.A.’s ”armed struggle” against Ulster’s right to political self-determination In Ireland, the civil war among the Catholic nationalists - never mind the struggle for Ulster’s Anschluss, which has significant minority support - ended in the 1920’s. Apparently it lives on in the Irish Catholic chauvinist ghettos of Nassau.
Here is Peter King in 1992 calling a convicted IRA terrorist a political refugee:
Joseph Doherty, an Irish Republican Army guerrilla convicted in Northern Ireland in the killing of a British soldier nearly 12 years ago, was deported from the United States to Northern Ireland yesterday, American and British officials said.
“It’s a disgrace, an absolute disgrace,” said Peter King, the Nassau County Comptroller and the chairman of the American Committee for a United Ireland. “The Bush Admininstration has really turned its back on America’s tradition of being a sanctuary for political refugees. They’ve allowed their interests with the British Foreign Office to impede justice.”
Here is Peter King crying and whining that the IRA should NOT be labeled a terrorist organization:
In a blistering letter, Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) yesterday accused Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) of “bigotry and ignorance,” for demanding that the Irish Republican Army be designated a terrorist organization.
Helms, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Commitee, wrote to President Bill Clinton this week saying he was disappointed the administration did not designate the IRA and its political wing, Sinn Fein, on the terrorist list.