Where We Live: King Hearings On Muslim Radicalization
A Witch-Hunt or Beneficial Conversation?
Today, Long Island Congressman, Peter King, holds a hearing called "The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response."
As chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, King says he wants to look into the threat of homegrown terrorism and its ties to Islam.
Critics are calling the excercise a “witch hunt” and a return to McCarthyism. But others - including some in the Muslim community - say it’s an opportunity to have an important discussion about terrorist threats in the US, and what relationship, if any, they have to religion.
Today we ask if it is fair to single out a religious group. If it is fair to ignore other groups that even some Muslims call a "problem."
We're joined by members of the Islamic community on both sides of the issue, reporters who have been covering the hearings and radical Islamic movements around the country, and a scholar from Hartford Seminary.
What's your take?