Advancing lies and a grotesque Islamic narrative, Durbin's kangeroo court was a very deliberate manipulaton staged by enemies of the United States.
Republican Sen. Jon Kyl (Ariz.), however, questioned the need for the hearing and suggested one of the groups testifying could do more to cooperate with the government.
"I'm a bit perplexed by the focus" of the hearing, Kyl said, in light of the fact that most religious hate crimes in the United States are committed against Jews.
"The point is, all bigotry is to be condemned," Kyl said. "Selective indignation is not helpful."
Further, it was Kyl who provided the seminal moment at the heairng:
A Muslim Civil Rights Activist told Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) that she stands by the advice posted on her Web site that tells Muslims not to speak with the FBI or other Law Enforcement personnel unless a lawyer is present.
Kyl said he was “stunned” that Farhana Khera, president and Executive Director of Muslim Advocates, would “issue those kind of instructions,” given the connection between many domestic terror attacks an...'Islamophobia' hearings shaped by radical Palestinian
WND Aide to Sen. Durbin organized anti-Israel rallies, tied to Hamas-front CAIR Read more:
A Palestinian activist tied to a Hamas front group helped shape the Senate hearing under way today to spotlight alleged "anti-Muslim bigotry" in America, WND has learned.
In fact, the radical activist is a top aide to the senator chairing the hearing, Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois.
Durbin aide Reema B. Dodin – who's in regular contact with the terror-tied Council on American-Islamic Relations – is a Palestinian-rights activist who organized anti-Israel rallies as a campus radical at the University of California at Berkeley.
Commenting on the 9/11 attacks as a leader of the radical Muslim Students Association – which was founded by Muslim Brotherhood members – Dodin explained away the suicide attacks as a tragic but inevitable response to U.S. support for Israel, which she says is "angering" Muslims the world over.
"No one wants to stop and think that these young men, in the prime of their lives, choose to do this to themselves. Why?" she asked in an interview with a campus magazine. "Because now you have three generations of Palestinians born under occupation."
"Maybe if you start to look at Palestinians as human beings," she added, "you will stop the suicide bombers."
Dodin, 30, went on to justify violent jihad.
"Islam does teach that you must defend yourself," she said. "You cannot lie down and allow yourself, your home, your property, your family, and your people to be consistently oppressed."
At the same time, she condemned U.S. strikes against the Taliban and al-Qaida in Afghanistan, complaining that the military was "just going to hit innocent civilians," according to the explosive book "Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That's Conspiring to Islamize America."
Terror expert Steve Emerson suggested Dodin, who he says sends out emails reflecting the Egypt-based "Muslim Brotherhood's views in the U.S.," is acting as an agent of influence for the Brotherhood's operations inside America and should be fired from her congressional post.
"This is a woman who should not be working as a staff member," he said in an interview yesterday with SecureFreedom radio in Washington.
"Certainly her activism on the staff while she's working for Sen. Durbin is tolerated by him," Emerson added. "And if it isn't tolerated by him, she should be fired."
Dodin in 2001 was among more than 100 protesters calling for the University of California to divest from Israel, according to the "Berkeley Daily Planet." Thirty-two of the demonstrators were arrested when they stormed the largest lecture hall on campus.
Today, Durbin's senior legislative aide points to the election of two Muslim congressmen – Democrats Keith Ellison of Minnesota and Andre Carson of Indiana – as proof Muslims can penetrate "the system" and bring about change from within.