National Security

“Radicalization” Hearings in Congress

08.03.12

Rep. Peter King (R-Long Island) announced in 2011 that he would conduct hearings on Muslim “radicalization” in the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee. King alleges that Muslims who hold devout religious beliefs are more likely to be associated with terrorism. The ACLU strongly opposes targeting of any person based on religious belief. Rep. King’s crusade evokes frightening imagery of past Congressional hearings targeting Jews, atheists, and left-leaning activists.

Read the ACLU’s testimony to the House Homeland Security Committee here.