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Pro-Islam Sheila Jackson Lee Seeks Anti-Terror Funds Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Fri, Aug 26, 2011, 07:15 AM

U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D.-Tx.) who berated Republicans for holding congressional hearings to investigate radical militant Muslim terrorism is pushing for legislation that would earmark more federal government dollars to protect the Port of Houston from an Islamic terrorist attack.

According to Texas Insider, “on Wednesday, Congressmen Michael McCaul, William Keating, Sheila Jackson Lee and Gene Green questioned U.S. Department of Homeland Security & Port Authority officials on the security measures in place to protect one of the nation’s largest ports.”

Sheila Jackson Lee said, “although we have made progress since the 9/11 attacks in enhancing the security of the nation’s ports, we cannot afford to be complacent. The danger is very real that we may be escorting a weapon of mass destruction to its target. For every mile along the Houston Ship Channel that dangerous cargo passes, an additional 2,00 people are at risk.”

As reported by Texas Insider, “the Port of Houston, which consists of the upper most 26 miles of the Houston Ship Channel, is a significant economic engine locally, regionally and nationally. Each yer, the port is responsible for nearly $285 billion in economic activity, supports more than 1.5 million direct and indirect jobs and generates $16.2 billion in tax revenue annually nationwide.”

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written by Penny , August 26, 2011

1) The cited article makes no reference to Lee "berating Republicans" over "radical muslims". What are you talking about?

2) After Bush's attempt to turn over port security to the Dubai government with its strong ties to terrorism Lee is correct being concerned about security.

written by Ken Dickson , August 27, 2011

The "fox wants to watch yhe hen house"!

written by ROSIEGIRL , September 02, 2011

She wants to get scholarship money for muslim long as they are also black maybe?

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