Rep. Peter King (R-NY) said during an interview on Wednesday following a shooting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada that the U.S. needs to forget about political correctness and “go all out with surveillance” of Muslims.
“With ISIS making a concerted effort to bring about these domestic attacks we have to go all out with surveillance,” King said during an interview with NewsmaxTV’s “America’s Forum.” “We have to monitor what’s happening in those communities and we have to be quick to call it terrorism.”
He said Muslim communities and mosques “often are incubators of this type of terrorism.”
“We can have all the technology in the world, the fact is we have to find out what’s happening on the ground in these Muslim communities and we can only do that through increased surveillance,” King said.
King criticized what he described as “morons” at the New York Times editorial board, the Associated Press and the American Civil Liberties Union, who protested the New York Police Department’s surveillance of Muslim communities.
“The fact is we have to find out what people are thinking,” King said. “We have to find out who the radicals are.”
Watch the interview below. His comments start about about the 6:15 mark.