Critics Decry New Congressional Hearings on "Radicalization" of Muslims

Republican Congressmember Peter King of New York is holding the latest in his series of House Homeland Security Committee hearings into the "radicalization" of Muslim Americans. Critics have described the hearings as a modern-day form of McCarthyism designed to stoke fear against and amongst Muslims in the United States. During Wednesday’s session, Democratic Congressmember Al Green of Texas criticized King for focusing solely on one religious group.

Rep. Al Green: "I do not — N-O-T — I do not oppose hearings on radicalization. I do oppose hearings that don’t focus on the entirety of radicalization. And if you agree that we have Christians, as has been mentioned by more than one member, Christians who become radicalized, they become a part of Islam, and they become radicalized, as is being said, why not have a hearing on the radicalization of Christians?"

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