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Peter King Radical Islam Hearings

Muslims Combating Islamism: Exercising The Bare Minimum Of Faith In An Age Of Political Correctness

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 09.11.2012 | Religion
Qanta Ahmed, MD

There were many reasons why I testified in the investigative hearings held by the House Committee on Homeland Security examining radicalization within the Muslim American community. I testified because I believe exposing a wrong is the bare minimum of my faith.

Muslim 'Radicalization' Hearings Return To Capitol

Religion News Service | Chris Lisee | Posted 06.21.2012 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) House lawmakers split along party lines at a hearing Wednesday (June 20) meant to gauge Muslim responses to earlier hearings on the "...

Andrea Stone

Democrat: Hearing on Muslim Radicalization Hearings Not Good Idea | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee attacked the premise of today's scheduled fifth hearing on radicalization with...

The Contradictions Of Obama's Outreach To American Muslims

Sahar Aziz | Posted 02.18.2012 | Religion
Sahar Aziz

If the government is serious about partnering with Muslim communities, it must stop behaving like an adversary. For starters, community outreach programs should not be exploited.

Rep. Peter King's Third Muslim Radicalization Hearing Rails Against Somali Threat

Posted 09.26.2011 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe c. 2011 Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The third in a controversial series of congressional hearings on the "radicalizati...

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...

Radical Islam In Prison: Made In The USA

SpearIt | Posted 08.21.2011 | Religion

This message sits in diametric opposition to some who have been warning that foreign radicals are infiltrating American prisons for recruitment into international terrorist rings, an alarmist position that has thrived in the post-9/11 world.

Peter King's Failed Attempt to Understand Prison-Born Terror Plots

Andy Stepanian | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics
Andy Stepanian

It may be easier for Peter King to scapegoat a religion and chase fictitious bad guys in a system he does not fully understand than begin to address the all-too-real looming problems of disempowerment in inner city communities.

Peter King Announces Second Round Of Muslim Radicalization Hearings

The Huffington Post | Bryan Maygers | Posted 08.10.2011 | Religion

Representative Peter King (R-NY) has announced that the House Committee on Homeland Security will hold a second hearing on the "radicalization of the ...

Stoking the Fires of Islamophobia: Peter King's Inquisition

Ismael Hossein-zadeh | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics
Ismael Hossein-zadeh

In his pursuit of higher office and re-election, Peter King is known for eagerly groveling to the Christian Right and the Israeli lobby. His McCarthy-type hearings suit this nefarious purpose well.

Islam Hearings Take Different Tone Under Durbin

Posted 05.29.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service WASHINGTON -- It was billed as the first-ever congressional hearing on the civil rights of American Muslims. Bu...

Democrat Announces Alternate Hearings On U.S. Muslims

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Richard Yeakley Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Barely two weeks after House Republicans held hearings on the threat posed by radicalize...

Muslim on the Hill

Nafees Syed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Nafees Syed

I felt like I was in a fishbowl last Thursday. The halls were teeming with visitors for the King hearings. With my headscarf, I was obviously Muslim, and with my Blackberry, a staffer.

American Muslims Deserve Respect

Rev. Jennifer Butler | Posted 05.26.2011 | Religion
Rev. Jennifer Butler

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.

"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.

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.

Whose Ox Is Being Gored

David Doody | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Doody

Even if you don't disagree with the intent of the congressional hearings being held by Rep. Peter King, you have to admit that, the response to such things just depends on whose ox is being gored.

Rep. King: Don't Stereotype, It's Un-American

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

Being a member of a minority group, I empathize with Muslim-Americans today, as they face increased hostility and anger from people acting out of fear and ignorance.

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 ...

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...

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.

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...