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Congressional Hypocrisy on Extremism

On March 11, 2011, the chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee and Republican congressman from New York, Peter T. King, began a hearing on the “radicalization” of American Muslims. Titled “The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community’s Response,” the hearing was the twenty-third on such a topic, following a long line of similar hearings held by both Republicans and Democrats during the past five years. Why stop at having hearings about Islamic extremism? Why not have hearings about other forms of extremism?

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