King suggests terrorists will celebrate Obama victory By O.Kay Henderson
Western Iowa Congressman Steve King says al Qaeda and other Islamic terrorists around the globe will be "dancing in the streets" if Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is elected president.
"I don't want to disparage anyone because of their race, their ethnicity, their name,
whatever the religion of their father might have been. I'll just say this, that when
you think about the optics of a Barack Obama potentially getting elected president of the United States, I mean, what does this look like to the rest of the world? What does this look like to the world of Islam?" King said Friday during an interview in KICD studios in Spencer. "And I will tell you that if he is elected president, then the radical islamists, the al Qaida and the radical Islamists and their supporters Will be dancing in the streets in greater numbers than they did on September 11th."
King, a Republican from Kiron, endorsed GOP candidate Fred Thompson before the Iowa Caucuses. He now supports the party's presumptive nominee, John McCain. A spokesman for Obama's campaign During the interview in Spencer, King attacked Obama's promise to pull American troops out of Iraq and questioned the impact Obama's heritage might have on the rest of the world. Obama's father was Kenyan and Obama's middle name is Hussein.