“Radicalization” Hearings in Congress
Rep. Peter King (R-Long Island) has conducted three hearings on Muslim “radicalization” in the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee in March, June, and July of 2011. 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.