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Homegrown Terror Hearings

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Karen Greenberg, executive director of the Center on Law and Security at NYU, discusses the hearings, being held right now by NY Rep. Peter King, which address the national security threat of homegrown terror and the radicalization of Muslim Americans. 

→Watch and chat about the hearings at It's a Free Country.

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Comments [16]

Em

The former supporter of IRA terrorism has shown himself for what he is - a hypocrite, a xenophobe, and a racist.

Jul. 27 2011 11:32 AM
Margarine from nyc

OMG the secret service will be all this guy's ass - I can't believe he answered YES to being radicalized!!!
Lie dude, this is radio

Jul. 27 2011 11:28 AM
john from office

Brian will do a show as to why we were not ready, when the next attacks comes.

These people are dangerous, like any other fanatic

Jul. 27 2011 11:28 AM
gary from queens

it matters little WHERE these Michigan residents think a shariah state should be. (perhaps they feel it's not achievable in the US just yet?):

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2004/04/survey-81-of-detroit-muslims-want-sharia-in-muslim-countries.html
Survey: 81% of Detroit Muslims want Sharia in Muslim Countries

Jul. 27 2011 11:28 AM
Carol Ulmer from New Jersey

Sonya is correct! Why do we always have to give more credibility to the jihadists?

Carol in NJ

Jul. 27 2011 11:26 AM
maud from lower manhattan

Please inform your listeners that Congressman King is one politician we can clearly say supported terrorism. He supported the IRA (and I think the Provos) whose bombings of civilian targets clearly falls under terrorism as currently defined. Besides his bigoty, his hypocrisy and double standards should be made clear.

(Personally I'm for reunification of Ireland, but not by bombing civilians.)

Jul. 27 2011 11:26 AM
The Truth from Becky

Spot on Sonya! Homegrown terrorists - individuals to be feared for sure.

Jul. 27 2011 11:25 AM
Kris Diehl

Brian, you say listeners argue that "that's not Islam," but wouldn't such extremists equally argue that moderates are not true Muslims? Likewise with your everyday moderate Christians versus Anders Breivik or Westboro Baptist Church. We need to acknowledge that even these extremists have a religiously valid point of view, and therefore honestly address the creeping role of religion in what can only fairly be a secular society, something I feel most of NPR still shies away from.

Jul. 27 2011 11:24 AM

Great segment, Bri.

Jul. 27 2011 11:24 AM
gary from queens

15,000 jihadist attacks since 911 worldwide. 3 dozen in the US. What other ideological threat is there today? Why is Homeland security and other agencies spending a fortune defending against jihad?

And to ask solely muslims how they feel about King's hearings will get you a fixed answer.

Would you poll american Germans during WWII how they feel about killing nazis?

organized crime and youth gangs are not seeking insurection. They're looking to make shortcuts in our existing system. Jihadists want to topple our constitutional gov.

see the difference?!

Jul. 27 2011 11:22 AM
John from NYC

I think it is telling that Muslims do not want us to discuss them of their religion.

Why, instead, do they not point to Muslim achievements in tolerance, compassion, art, literature, or science? Perhaps because there have not been any since they adopted Indian mathematics in the 12th century?

Jul. 27 2011 11:21 AM
The Truth from Becky

Caller Sonya! Tell the truth and shame the devil! Excellent comments!

Jul. 27 2011 11:21 AM
Matt

It's just flat out embarrassing, these hearings. Peter King made some disturbing remarks before he had this kind of spotlight, and now this is just one of the reasons why when you go abroad you realize how much of a laugh people get out of the U.S.

Jul. 27 2011 11:19 AM

It's loony that Rep. King doesn't think that the militias, McVeigh wannabes, etc. don't belong under the Homeland Security umbrella.

After all, the FBI, ATF, etc. are domestic agencies tasked to monitoring and prosecuting these groups.

Jul. 27 2011 11:14 AM
Gabriel from NYC

I didn't even know this happened more than once. This is fear mongering plain and simple. Us vs. Them mentality. If he wanted to be Jack Bauer they're were other career paths he could have chosen. King is despicable. There is no positive way to spin bigotry and hate. King is despicable.

Governing at this time seems like it could be more helpful.

Jul. 27 2011 11:11 AM
Amy from Manhattan

During the 1st round of these hearings, back in March, there were demonstrations against them (like the Today I Am a Muslim Too rally in midtown). I haven't heard about anything similar this time--is anything like that happening?

Jul. 27 2011 10:57 AM

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