(RNS) Critics Raise Concerns About House Hearings on Muslims

A coalition of more than 50 Muslim, human rights, and faith organizations is urging House leaders to raise concerns about planned hearings this month on the “radicalization” of American Muslims.

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, plans to focus his hearing on homegrown terrorism, including the Fort Hood shooting and attempted Times Square bombing, both plots hatched by American-born Muslims.

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5 comments on “(RNS) Critics Raise Concerns About House Hearings on Muslims

  1. IchabodKunkleberry says:

    The hearings should go ahead. The Muslim community appears to
    want a “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy regarding the relation of Islam
    to murderous outbreaks of terror. What is it that they don’t want
    examined too closely …?

    Had the hearings instead been on sexual abuse by Catholic clergy
    there would have been nary a peep.

  2. David Keller says:

    You should have seen Sean Hannity last night if you don’t believe evil is afoot.

  3. mhmac13 says:

    In this age of political correctness, and avoiding the words “muslim extremist” to describe those who committed acts of hatred this committee hopefully will begin to shed some light on the truth. Of course not all Muslims are terrorists, just as not all “Baptists” hold angry demonstrations against fallen heroes as they are buried. But burying our head in the sand and pretending that terrorism is not alive and well, wherever it is found, is a classic and historic mistake and only shows those who practice this political nonsense to be blinded by their own fear and prejudice. I applaud Congressman King for being courageous enough to at least want to find some truth in all this foolishness.

  4. NoVA Scout says:

    I understand why you might think that Hannity, No. 2, but I think his problem is more ignorance and addiction to a particular kind of showbiz schtick targetted at a particular demographic, rather than evil. I suspect (but don’t know) that off-camera, he is a decent sort.

  5. David Keller says:

    #4–Ha, ha. I suspcet you knew I was referring to the Imam who thinks its OK to stone people, etc. and “guarantees” there will be Schiria law in the US.