A Georgia grandmother who says she sent state Sen. Greg Ball a Curious George monkey with a label saying it was bound for Auschwitz, cheap perfume and an anger-filled, anti-Semitic letter also laid claim Wednesday to mailing a bloody pig's foot to Rep. Peter King of Long Island.Since the left was so quick to assign blame following the Gabrielle Giffords shooting, will they now step up and admit the smearing of King led to the actions of this crazed woman?
Jameela Barnette, a radical Muslim blogger, said Wednesday she mailed Ball a box containing the plush monkey pinned with Stars of David and the letter (which addressed Ball as "Dead Man Walking") because he is "using Muslims to further his career."
"I sent it to let him know I am extremely displeased for his declaration of war on Muslims, which is what I regard those hearings as," said Barnette, a medical records consultant.
The package was mailed to Ball's Albany office, prompting a response Tuesday by nearby state police and the Albany Fire Department Hazardous Materials unit, who transported it to a a state Health Department laboratory for analysis.
Ball, R-Carmel, chairs the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, which convened last week in New York City to assess the region's preparedness for another terrorist attack. The gathering attracted criticism from some Democratic senators and community and religious groups. They faulted Ball for unfairly linking Islamic religious practices with America's security.
King spoke at Ball's hearing. He clashed with Muslims last month after organizing congressional hearings into the radicalization of Muslims in this country.
Capitol Police last week were investigating a package containing the pig's foot and a letter mailed to King's Washington, D.C., office.
Barnette, who has posted anti-Jewish, pro-Muslim writings on blogs and websites, said Wednesday "no one gets upset if someone burns a Quran" but everyone is offended if Jews are disparaged.
"I knew the Jews were behind the hearings. A monkey is a representation of who the Jews are," said Barnette, in explaining why she chose the beloved children's storybook character as a symbol.
I won't hold my breath.