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King hearings ignoring the real terror threats

To the Editor:

The King hearings are reminiscent of the late and mostly unlamented Joe McCarthy, who ignored the real threat of communism — from abroad — and concentrated on Americans, who may or may not have been members of the Communist Party in the United States, which was a legitimate and legal organization.

Rep. Peter King says he is worried about devout mosgue-going American Muslims but is ignoring the real threats from abroad. Ahmadinejad doesn’t raise King’s ire, nor do white racists and anti-Semites in the United States.

Remember that before alcoholism finally killed McCarthy at an early age, he caused untold harm to the real fight against foreign enemies.

Hersh L. Adlerstein
Aventura, Fla.

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