Rep. Peter King (R-NY) told FOX News today that the GOP will investigate muslim radicalization in the US when they take over Congress next year. King will take up the chairmanship of the House Homeland Security Committee.
Of course, the left is already calling King a bigot.
Rep. Peter King (R-NY) says he will hold hearings in Congress next year on the “radicalization” of Muslim communities.
CBS News reported:
Republican Rep. Peter King of New York plans to hold hearings in Congress next year on the “radicalization” of Muslim communities, his office confirmed to the Hotsheet.
As first reported by the New York Times, King is planning to hold the hearings once he takes up the chairmanship of the House Homeland Security Committee. He says the hearings are planned in response to complaints from law enforcement officials that Muslim leaders have been uncooperative in terror investigations.
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“When I meet with law enforcement, they are constantly telling me how little cooperation they get from Muslim leaders,” King told the Times. “It is controversial. But to me, it is something that has to be discussed.”
The hearings come at a time of increased concerns about “homegrown” Muslim terrorists – along with persistent fears that innocent Muslims have been unfairly targeted since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Muslim leaders told the Times they have strong concerns about King’s proposed hearings.