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GOP Congressman: 'Increase Surveillance' of Muslim Community
by Katrina Trinko
Peter King sees the attacks in Massachusetts this week as a wake-up call to local law-enforcement authorities to increase their surveillance and awareness of potential terrorists.
"Police have to be in the community, they have to build up as many sources as they can, and they have to realize that the threat is coming from the Muslim community and increase surveillance there," the New York Republican congressman tells National Review.
"We can't be bound by political correctness," adds King, who chairs the House subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence. "I think we need more police and more surveillance in the communities where the threat is coming from, whether it's the Irish community with the Westies [an Irish-American gang in New York City], or the Italian community with the mafia, or the Muslim community with the Islamic terrorists."
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