Life Imitates Satire Imitates Life: Rep. King Revives Manchurian Candidate

This week Rep. Peter King of New York alleged that “over 80 percent of the mosques in this country are controlled by radical Imams,” based on a remark made 12 years ago by neoconservative-friendly American Muslim leader, Shaykh Hisham Kabbani.

In honor of this magic number and the hearings King will hold next month in order to address the “creeping threat of Sharia law,” RD presents the first edition of Life Imitates Satire Imitates Life.  

In this clip, from the Manchurian Candidate a Joseph McCarthy stand-in uses his own investigative tool to determine how many crypto-commies there really are…

Rep. Peter King (R-NY), minus 45 years from Religion Dispatches on Vimeo.