November 19, 2015

This is your United States House of Representatives, in full hatred mode.

In a hearing today on Syrian refugees, Rep. King asked U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services Director Leon Rodriguez, "Can you identify for me a suicidal terrorist that was not a Muslim?"

Please pick your jaws up off the floor. Mr. Rodriguez refused to answer that question, because it was so incredibly offensive.

U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services Director Leon Rodriguez, to whom the question was posed, was left speechless for a moment.

“I’m not even going to answer that question Congressman,” he said.

After further questioning from King, he added, “What I can say is that we do our job, and if terrorists are attempting to gain admission to the United States, then we do our job to prevent them.”

So let's talk about suicidal terrorists who aren't Muslim.

How about Adam Lanza, who shot over 20 schoolchildren before he shot himself?

Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, who shot all those kids in school in Columbine?

ThinkProgress has more:

Called by the “masters of suicide bombing,” separatist fighters in Sri Lanka known as the Tamil Tigers made frequent use of the tactic after their first attack in 1987. Forty soldiers were killed when a fighter known as Captain Millar rammed a truck full of explosives into an army camp in Nelliaddy, a town in northern Sri Lanka. The group carried out about 220 suicide bombings over the course of the next 15 years. Notably, the Tamil Tigers carried out the only suicide assassination of a sitting president.

The Tigers were not motivated by religion, but rather by a desire for autonomy from the Sinhalese majority that dominates the South Asian island nation. The group, which is primarily Hindu, was actually “pretty secular” according to Pape, the political scientist.

And there is, of course, Hitler, who terrorized millions of Jews in the name of racial purity. I'll bet Rep. Steve King knows something about him, too.

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