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GOP Congressman Claims Mosques Are ‘Incubators' For Terrorism

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) continued his pattern of inflammatory comments about Muslim Americans on Thursday, this time calling for greater “surveilla...

Dem, GOP Reps Spar Over Contentious Issue

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics

Reps. Peter King (R-N.Y.) and Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) clashed on Sunday over the idea of using surveillance in America's Muslim communities. One we...

Sabrina Siddiqui

GOP Senator: FBI 'Dropped The Ball' With Tamerlan Tsarnaev | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said the FBI had dropped the ball in investigating Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2011, after ...

Texas Rep Seeks Radicalization Hearings To Include Christianity

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 06.27.2012 | Religion

Congressman Al Green (D-TX9) has said that Rep. Peter King (R-NY3)'s hearings on the radicalization of Islam in America were justified only if such he...

Andrea Stone

Peter King Plans Another Hearing On Muslim Radicalization | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security has scheduled a fifth hearing on radicalization within the Muslim-American comm...

WATCH: Rep. King Says NYPD Doesn't Racially Profile Muslims

Posted 05.14.2012 | New York

Representative Peter King (R-NY) said Monday during an appearance on CNN's Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien that "there is no racial profiling" by ...

Peter King Chooses Demagoguery in Targeting Muslim-Americans

Michael J. Wilson | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics
Michael J. Wilson

Throughout our history, unpopular groups have been targeted for the public's wrath in difficult times. Demagogues like King have been only too anxious to steer and cheer on this wrath.

Andrea Stone

Rep. Peter King Plans To Keep Investigating Muslim 'Radicalization' In 2012 | Andrea Stone | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee signaled Thursday he intends to keep investigating the American Muslim community despite a repor...

Woman Charged With Sending Pig's Foot To Congressman Killed By Police

Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

An Atlanta woman who allegedly mailed threats to lawmakers was shot and killed by police during an altercation on Christmas Day. Jameela Barnette, ...

Rep. Peter King Announces Third Islamic Radicalization Hearing Will Happen Next Week

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.18.2011 | Religion

Peter King, the controversial Republican congressman from New York who chairs the House Committee on Homeland Security, announced Tuesday that he will...

"See Something, Say Something" And Impunity for Profiling

Feisal G. Mohamed | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics
Feisal G. Mohamed

The "See Something, Say Something Act" seeks to amend the Homeland Security Act so that any person who files a report in "good faith" will be immune from civil suit. We should be skeptical of any act extending immunity from the law.

Michael McAuliff

GOP Rep Peter King: HIgh-Ranking Feds Squashed Muslim Group Terror Case | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Homeland Security Committee chairman is demanding to know why the Justice Department squashed a prosecution of Islamic advocac...

Michael McAuliff

Severed Pig's Foot Mailed To Rep. Pete King | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) learned Monday that someone had mailed him a bloody, severed pig's foot, a person close to the Congressman said...

Peter King Blasts Senate's Muslim Civil Rights Hearings

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics

A few weeks after holding his own controversial hearings on the threat of the radicalization of American Muslims, Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) is blasting...

Conservative Republicans and Islam: A New Crusade for Votes and Funds

John L. Esposito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John L. Esposito

Recent hearings of Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY) on the radicalization of American Muslims represent a growing campaign to discredit Muslims, witnessed mo...

"The King Has No Clothes"

Dean Obeidallah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dean Obeidallah

So what was missing from Rep. Kings hearings? A little thing I like to call: Facts.

Both Sides Now w/ Huffington and Matalin: Cuts vs. Kids, Muslim McCarthyism, Walker's Pyrrhic Win

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpgArianna and Mary debate whether the House GOP has declared a "war on women"; Walker's win will boomerang; and we should attack Gaddafi. But there's consensus on sisterhood after Mean Girls.

King Not Fit to Lead

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

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.

Partnerships, Not Islamophobia, Must Dictate US Counterterrorism Policy

Deborah Ramirez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah Ramirez

Law enforcement must move past the Islamophobic rhetoric that seems to dominate US counterterrorism discourse bring Muslim communities into the fold to help in the effort.

Peter King's Hearings Hurt Our Troops

Ashwin Madia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ashwin Madia

The hearings are a political show to play to the fringe base, not a real attempt to better our security. And, unfortunately, it comes at the expense of our troops fighting overseas.

King Hearings & Anti-Muslim Hate: A Citizen's Call to Action

Farhana Khera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Farhana Khera

With the bigoted King hearings, many courageous Americans have begun to push back against efforts to target the entire American Muslim community. They include Christian clergy, law enforcement officials and civil rights leaders.

Elise Foley

Keith Ellison Tears Up At Hearing On Muslim-American 'Radicalization' (VIDEO) | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the first Muslim-American elected to Congress, broke into tears Thursday during a hearing investigating po...

Rep. King, Hold Hearings on FBI's Illegal Surveillance of Muslims

Hussam Ayloush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Hussam Ayloush

Little congressional attention is given to the fact that the Muslim community's good faith gestures toward cooperation and trust-building have been met with sweeping FBI fishing expeditions.

Terror Hearing In Congress Begins Amid Heightened Security

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Extra security will accompany a New York congressman as he chairs a hearing focused on the U.S. Muslim community and its willingness to ...

Peter King's Hearings Part of a Long, Ignoble Tradition

Tom Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Parker

To this day, Peter King continues to describe the IRA as "a legitimate force" fighting British repression, which rather begs the question of how he views Hamas or Fatah.