These hearings are effective, if only to watch the Muslim Brotherhood groups in America like CAIR squeal and caterwaul over the injustice of American self-defense measures. It shows America who and what they really are. Effective.
The only advice I would give to Rep. King would be to keep the Brotherhood off the stand. Congressman Hakim Muhammad, aka Keith Ellison, has enough of a platform. The window of opportunity to communicate the truth to the American people is so small — don't squander it.
Rep. King to Hold 3rd Hearing on Radical Muslims Wall Street Journal, July 19, 2011
WSJ.COM | NEWSCORE – Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) announced Tuesday that he will hold another hearing next week on the radicalization of Muslims in the United States.
King says the hearings are intended to highlight the growing threat of terror attacks at home and abroad, while Democrats and civil rights groups have called them a witch hunt against a religious minority.
The hearing, to be held July 27, will be the third of its kind and will examine the recruiting of volunteers for al Shabaab, a Somalian group that the U.S. government has designated a terror organization, and which has links to al Qaeda.
In the past three years, the FBI has uncovered a wide-ranging recruitment effort within the US, with much of the activity centered on the Somali immigrant community in Minnesota. More than a dozen young men in the U.S. have traveled to Somalia, apparently to fight for al Shabaab, which means "the youth."
"In a number of those cases, the men — including both Somali-Americans and other converts — have ended up carrying out suicide bombings or have otherwise been killed, without their families even knowing where their sons have gone," King said in a statement. "There has not been sufficient cooperation from mosque leaders. In at least one instance, a Minnesota imam told the desperate family of a missing young man not to cooperate with the FBI."
As the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, King has often accused the Obama administration and congressional Democrats of underplaying the danger posed by would-be terrorists recruited inside the United States. He has argued that Democrats are too politically correct and too beholden to civil rights groups to aggressively pursue such plots.
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