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Protest outside NY Rep King’s office

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Associated Press

MASSAPEQUA PARK, N.Y. — Opponents and supporters chanted outside the district office of Long Island Congressman Peter King, who plans hearings on radical Islam.

About 200 noisy but peaceful protesters — split about evenly “for” and “against” — were watched by at least 30 police officers in Massapequa (mas-uh-PEEK’-wuh) Park.

Christian, Jewish and Muslim opponents of the hearings had billed their event Tuesday as an interfaith “pray-in.”

They’re urging the House Committee on Homeland Security chairman not to hold controversial hearings on what he calls the “radicalization” of some American Muslims.

Some protesters held up crosses or Muslim crescent symbols.

King supporters carried signs that read, “Don’t Tread on Me.”

It wasn’t clear whether the Republican lawmaker was at his office.

—Copyright 2011 Associated Press

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  1. This is America. Not an Islamic Country.Embrace the American values. Or leave our Country. We will not change for you.

  2. Hi Pamela.

    One of those American values is religious tolerance. I’m a born and raised American and this IS my country. I don’t have to be Christian to be American. So keep your hands off my rights, embrace American values or maybe you should be the one to consider relocating.

    Sincerely,
    Sunnishine

  3. Pamela, you don’t own or speak for America. Not only will you change, but you will show respect to your betters : us. We’re better citizens, much more informed and better educated. We will allow ourselves to be treated anything less then what we are : your betters.
    Go back to teabagger central, loser.

  4. What are they afraid of? PRESS ALONG MR KING, PRESS ALONG, AMERICANS WILL SOON GET THE SHOCK OF THEIR LIVES.

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