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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.

Lucia Graves

Muslim Americans Denounce Peter King's 'Demonization' Of Islamic Community | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of the Muslim community on Wednesday denounced hearings scheduled by Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y) on the radicalization of American M...

Muslim Superheroes And The House Radicalization Hearings

Shahid Mahmood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Shahid Mahmood

Batman's recent choice of a new partner, Nightrunner, an Algerian Muslim living in Paris, has become a source of torment for many right-wing bloggers.

Peter King: Hearings On Muslims In America Will Be Fair

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Family members of two young men who were inspired to terrorism, with deadly consequences, plan to tell Congress that the men were v...

Why Are Peter King's Hearings So Loathsome? Let Us Count the Ways

Mark Potok | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Potok

Rep. Peter King's hearing on Islamic fundamentalism are all about demonizing Muslims, and they are, unfortunately, very likely to accomplish that goal.

Muslims Are Not the Enemy

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

By marginalizing a religious minority, King is sending a dangerous message to the Muslim community and the entire populous that runs counter to the very foundation of our nation.

GOP Rep Defends Past IRA Support, Islamic Radicalism Hearings

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD and EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The wreckage of the World Trade Center still smoldered after the 2001 terrorist attacks when a voice rose above the pain and suspic...

White House Praises Muslims Ahead Of House Hearing

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.26.2011 | Politics

STERLING, Va. — Muslim Americans are not part of the terrorism problem facing the U.S. – they are part of the solution, a top White House ...

Congress To Hold Hearings On Muslim Threat

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee says affiliates of al-Qaida are radicalizing some American Muslims and that he plan...

Peter King Note: Islamophobia Can Create Radicalization

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

Islamophobia and those who promote it are a greater threat to the United States of America than Anwar al Awlaqi and his rag-tag team of terrorists.

King Hearings Are Inconsistent With First Amendment Values

Kate Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Martin

Consistent with First Amendment values, congressional committees should not use their government power to target individuals or communities based on their religious beliefs.

Rep. King's 2011 House Un-American Activities Committee Targets Muslim Americans

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

My father proudly served in the Military Intelligence Service. Yet when I was a child, we were confined at an internment camp simply because of our Japanese ancestry. Decades later, something similarly sinister is returning to our country.

GOP Rep Taps Controversial Witness For Radical Islam Hearings

The Washington Post | Michelle Boorstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In some ways, Zuhdi Jasser doesn't match the profile of the typical Muslim American. He's an active Republican who has supported the U.S. wars in Afgh...

Peter King: I'll Hold Hearings On Radical Islam

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — The incoming head of the House Committee on Homeland Security says he will hold hearings on what he calls the "radicalization" of som...