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Rep. King is Right: We Must Address Homegrown Terror

Today’s Washington Post’s headline “Rep. Peter King’s Muslim hearing: Plenty of drama, less substance” completely misses the mark on Congressman King’s inquiry into Islamic radicalization in America. Holding a hearing of any kind on this subject is substantive and a first step that Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid are unwilling to take, especially in light of facts like these:

Between September 11, 2001, and the end of 2009, the U.S. government reported forty-six incidents of “domestic radicalization and recruitment to jihadist terrorism” that involved at least 125 people, according to a May 2010 Rand Corporation report.

As America at Risk cast member and President and Founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser said yesterday at the hearing (.PDF), “The course of Muslim radicalization in the United States over the past two years makes it exceedingly difficult for anyone to assert with a straight face that in America we Muslims do not have a radicalization problem.”

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Congressman King has withstood a frontal assault from liberals in the media as well as liberal politicians, and interest groups. The howls from the left objecting to the existence of this hearing merely served to underscore King’s point that we need to be able have a frank discussion about homegrown radical Islamic terror instead of burying our heads in the sand. Congressman King should be commended for taking a stand that will make America safer.

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