Rep. Peter King Schedules Fifth in Series of Hearings Investigating Radicalization within the American Muslim Community
June 13, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Rep. Peter T. King [R-NY], Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, announced today that he has scheduled a fifth in the series of Congressional hearings regarding the rise of Islamism in the United States. [see, http://homeland.house.gov/hearing/hearing-american-muslim-response-hearings-radicalization-within-their-community]
The scheduled date is June, 20 and will center on, "The American Muslim Response to Hearings on Radicalization within their Community."
About the upcoming event, Mr. King noted the vilification with which previous hearings were met, especially singling out the Hamas associated Council on American Islamic Relations as being a prime mover in this effort to stifle the investigation, "When I began this series of investigative hearings in March of last year to examine radicalization within the Muslim-American community, I was vilified by the politically correct media, pandering politicians and radical groups such as CAIR - even though this issue was non-partisan and of serious concern to national security and counterterrorism officials in the Obama administration.
King is especially mindful of the impact previous sessions have had on, "U.S. efforts to counter al-Qaeda and affiliated groups' radicalizing of Muslims in this country to carry out terrorist attacks on the homeland."
Recounting what issues on which the Committee has previously heard testimony, Mr. King stated, "To date, we have examined radicalization of Muslim-Americans generally, focused on the problem of radicalization in U.S. prisons, investigated al-Shabaab's recruitment of more than 40 young American Muslims, and examined the threat to military communities inside the U.S following attacks at Fort Hood and in Little Rock..."
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