Dec 15 2016
Congressman Peter King (R-NY) urges Donald Trump to bring back enhanced surveillance of Muslims and mosques
Rep. Peter King suggested in a meeting today with President-elect Donald Trump that the federal government launch a Muslim-surveillance program similar to the one NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly started in New York City after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Mayor Bill De Blasio ended that program shortly after he took office in Jan. 2014.
Newsday “The main issues I discussed were what we have to do to have the Justice Department and the FBI be more leaning-forward when it comes to investigating Islamic terrorism,” King told reporters after the meeting at Trump Tower in Manhattan.
“I suggested a program similar to what Commissioner Kelly did here in New York, and that we can’t worry about political correctness,” King said. King, a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, said the surveillance was “very aggressive ” and “very effective for stopping terrorism.”
The American Civil Liberties Union and other MUSLIM terrorist front groups have filed a legal challenge calling the surveillance of Muslims discriminatory and unjustified.