Rep. King: "We Can't Be Politically Correct" About Chechen Radicalism


JAKE TAPPER, CNN HOST: Obviously events are unfolding and not everything on the internet is necessarily accurate but on the older brother's purported YouTube account, we don't know if we're 100 percent sure that it is his, but on what is believed to be his YouTube account he posted a preaching by a radical named Fez Mohamed I believe was his name. What do you know about this radical cleric?

REP. PETER KING (R-NY): I'm not aware of that radical cleric, but I do know that the idea of radical clerics in the Muslim community, again, a small percentage, but they have had a disproportionate influence and that has to be looked at. We can't be politically correct.

We have to see if radicalization has extended into the Chechen community. Obviously, something happened to these two and it is something that has to be really examined and examined fully.

Also I think we have to realize that, you know, earlier in the week there was talk, there was no intel, no chatter, no evidence or indication that this attack was going to come. And I guess because we rely on foreign intel.

The fact is I think it is very typical for al Qaeda to carry out attacks from overseas. We have to be very concerned about radical movements in this country, in this community, in this country that carry out the attacks as we saw in New York in 2009 and 2010 by people living in the community.

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