FP: Rep. Sue Myrick, welcome to Frontpage Interview.
Myrick: Thank you Jamie.
FP: It is an honor to speak with you.
I’d like to talk to you today about a few things connected to our terror war, especially the tragedy that just occurred at Fort Hood and also your call for CAIR to be investigated.
Let’s start with the jihad at Fort Hood. What are your thoughts?
Myrick: My first thoughts were of the families of the victims. These are our soldiers, the people who sign up to defend our country, and you just can’t imagine what their loved ones are going through.
But this isn’t something that we can ignore. The shooter was radicalized and was a jihadist.
The several terror plots uncovered across the country over the past few months all have one common thing: they are all connected by a radical global ideology that is self-identified by its believers as jihadist, or “jihadiyya.”
These men were from different backgrounds and races, yet they were all guided by this radical ideology.
The American people need to wake up and realize this is not going to stop. We need to seriously address the issue of this radical ideology.
That is why I have been working with many mainstream moderate Muslims, and trying to help empower them to speak out and confront this radical ideology within their community.
FP: And this radical ideology has been very much been protected and bolstered by groups like CAIR.
Tell us why you have called for an investigation of that supposed Muslim “civil rights” organization.
Myrick: The FBI has publicly stated CAIR has ties to HAMAS, a designated terrorist organization. This was clearly stated in a letter the FBI sent to Sen. Jon Kyl on April 28, 2009: