Peter King’s Hearings on Radicalization of Young Muslims in America – Free Speech Showcased

Posted on March 11, 2011


In reviewing the tapes of the controversial congressional hearing (first in a series) chaired by Rep. Peter King, R, NY, attempts were made to provide a platform for all sides of the issue that it was inappropriate to single out any one ethnic or religious group.  To his credit, King gave time for a colleague to address this viewpoint directly following his own opening remarks.

Rep. Bennie Thompson, D, Mississippi expressed concern about the negative impact of the hearings and also about the fact that there were no similar hearings to investigate growing white radicalization and that of other ethnic groups.  He would like to see the House Homeland Security Committee treat extremism as extremism.