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Thursday, March 10, 2011

New York Representative Peter King (R-3rd), chair of the House Committee on Homeland Security, is holding controversial hearings today on "The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response." WNYC's Arun Venugopal is in Washington DC for the hearings, and live-blogged the event and answered reader questions.

»» WNYC Hearing Coverage: Arun Venugopal Sets the Stage | Guide to Witness ListImam Feisal Abdul Rauf on The Takeaway | Protest Slideshow | Muslim Playwright Changes the Script

»» WNYC's Live Event on Homegrown Terror: Video and Audio of Brian Lehrer, Daisy Kahn, Ray Kelly, Arun Venugopal

»» Peter King: Official Page | NY Mag Profile | NY Times Archive

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Comments [10]

Hazmat from USA

@Montana: The Catholic Church, based an ocean away in Vatican City, has followers in the US who try to influence policy which effect Americans outside of their congregations. The Catholic Church hierarchy tries to shield the abusing priests from being prosecuted in the US legal system. If King gave the same energy to those activities, he would risk offending his constituents.

Mar. 14 2011 06:13 PM
Montana from USA

Why doesn’t this Peter T. King investigate the “Home Grown” radicalization of Irish Americans, who support the tradition wing of the IRA (Irish Republican Army), or Noraid (The Irish Northern Aid Committee), and being recruited by “Enemy Overseas” or worse “Enemy Overseas” the “Catholic Church ”, where they radicalize the priests into raping our young American boys, what about that you hypocrite scumbag.

Peter King is a hypocrite, he supported the terrorist group IRA, who killed innocent British people, but hey I guess that was OK, right? Killing innocent people is OK, as long as they are not born is the United States, yup that sounds about right. I guess Jesus Christ would give all you extra points for that, NOT!

No, there are no dancing in the street when Catholics hear about a pedophile priest, but there has been a concerted effort to Deny, Deflect, Defend this “Enemy Overseas” the “Catholic Church ”, I don’t even think you could deny that fact. What would Jesus Christ, say about this so called Church, I have a few thoughts myself.

47 seconds in;

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/377120/march-10-2011/peter-king-understands-violent-radicalism

Mar. 11 2011 04:24 PM

I am a terrorist, now what Pete?
Former inmate 75369-053

Mar. 10 2011 01:44 PM
cwhig from New Haven

This is fascinating. I suspect Peter King wishes he never came up with the idea of these hearings.

Mar. 10 2011 12:08 PM
Bashir from Montreal

Lol,
Muslims enraged at King's hearings show that Islam is a Religion of Peace --- by threatening his life .

Mar. 10 2011 11:21 AM
suzan frecon from nyc

Again the Republicans are wasting our precious tax dollars on inconsequential issues, rather than on the things that are so badly need to help our society, (such as addressing the dire problem of global warming, single payer health insurance so that all are covered, solutions to the republican-caused economic meltdown, etc..)

Mar. 10 2011 10:25 AM
JoanL from Brooklyn, NY

Wouldn't it be the superb irony if there ended up to be a genuine inquiry into the roots of extremism, Muslim and otherwise, and that the roots were shown to be rooted in American imperialism and insinuation into the affairs of other countries? I've long wanted our government to examine why there is such anger directed at our country. I doubt, however, that the hearing being held by Rep. King, is intended to include the look inward I've hoped for, but rather is intended to point the finger at the "other." Too bad.

Mar. 10 2011 10:22 AM
JoanL from Brooklyn, NY

Wouldn't it be the superb irony if there ended up to be a genuine inquiry into the roots of extremism, Muslim and otherwise, and that the roots were shown to be rooted in American imperialism and insinuation into the affairs of other countries? I've long wanted our government to examine why there is such anger directed at our country. I doubt, however, that the hearing being held by Rep. King, is intended to include the look inward I've hoped for, but rather is intended to point the finger at the "other." Too bad.

Mar. 10 2011 10:20 AM
david Williams from ditmas park


i just noticed that in a clip you played of King this morning that when listing other potential terrorist groups that would not be a focus of his query, that he used the term "madmen."
who uses that term to describe groups of people who have a beef of some sort "neo-nazis, environmentalist activists, etc."?
i think it bespeaks yet another instance of official persons disinterest in the problem because they more interested in and focused on the symptoms...waving off the source of the grievances, whatever they may be.

Mar. 10 2011 10:16 AM
Montana from USA

Why doesn’t this Peter T. King investigate the “Home Grown” radicalization of Irish Americans, who support the tradition wing of the IRA (Irish Republican Army), or Noraid (The Irish Northern Aid Committee), and being recruited by “Enemy Overseas” or worse “Enemy Overseas” the “Catholic Church ”, where their priests have rape our young American boys, what about that you hypocrite scumbag.

Mar. 09 2011 01:38 PM

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