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Although the word "Muslim" is the one getting the most media play, I believe these hearings are really about America, and whether we value the contributions of our many different communities.
It isn't a crime to practice Islam in the United States of America. At least, not yet.
We can't achieve the unity we need to effectively fight terrorism if we caricature all stakeholders as either tough guys who confront Islamic terrorists or cowards who coddle them.
So what was missing from Rep. Kings hearings? A little thing I like to call: Facts.
This is not the first time Americans of faith have stood behind a religious group singled out for suspicion.
King's hearings weren't even a good example of "McCarthyism." They were a suborning of an important committee's resources to serve the chairman's obsession with America's Muslims.
Many have criticized Rep. Peter King's hearings on radical Islam, but, at least judging from a New York Times video, his constituents have his back.
My message to Peter King and to the witnesses who have been called to testify is this: why don't you ask us what we have done?
King's hearings lead our country down a dark and dangerous path of demonization that threatens all of what America stands for, that which has uniquely allowed us to thrive as a minority here.
By Adelle M. Banks and Omar Sacirbey
Religion News Service
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