April 9, 2011
Daily Mail UK
A hearing on homeland security descended into a heated and angry dispute after an Arab-American activist testified that she was taught as a youngster to ‘hate Jews’ and ‘hate America’.
The debate over Islamic terror turned into a shouting match as Nonie Darwish, director of Former Muslims United, spoke at the State Senate committee meeting in New York.
‘Check what’s going on, it’s not a secret’ said Ms Darwish, who was educated in Egypt and came to the U.S. in 1978. ‘The education of Arab children is to make killing of certain groups of people not only good, it’s holy,’ she said.
‘It is horrendous. They don’t leave your mind to think for itself. You’re supposed to hate Jews. You’re supposed to hate America. You’re supposed to hate Western culture.’
Senator Eric Adams (Pictured Below), a Brooklyn Democrat, interrupted, holding up a copy of the Koran ‘This is offending this hearing by having her here. This is not our enemy. You’re bringing hate, hate and poison into a diverse country.’
Committee chairman Greg Ball, a Putnam Republican, told Mr Adams to be quiet and suggested he was playing to the TV cameras.