Peter King's hearing on Islamic radicalization
Starting at 9:30 a.m., we'll be live-blogging House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King's (R-N.Y.) hearing on "the extent of radicalization of American Muslims." The hearing will feature six witnesses, including Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the first Muslim American elected to Congress, and relatives of young American Muslims who became violently radicalized.
King's hearing has drawn fire from critics who view it as a "public exercise in Islamophobia." Proponents of the hearing, meanwhile, say that it's appropriate for the Homeland Security Committee to investigate the roots of radicalization. Also at issue is King's past defense of the Irish Republican Army, which at times used terrorist tactics in combating British rule in Northern Ireland.
Join us here at 9:30 a.m. for live video and coverage. If you have any questions or thoughts, as always, the comments section awaits. In the meantime, check out some of The Post's recent coverage related to the hearing.
More coverage from PostPolitics:
- The King hearings: The witness list
- King's past views on IRA draw ire
- King takes to CNN show to defend hearings
- Japanese Americans: Radical Islam hearings 'sinister'
- Cantor defends King hearings on radical Islam
- Crowds rally in NYC on the weekend before the King hearings
- White House praises Muslims ahead of hearings
| March 10, 2011; 8:03 AM ET
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