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In December 2010, Congressman Peter King announced plans for the US Congress Committee on Homeland Security to hold hearings on the propaganda and recruitment activities of al-Qaeda and similar organizations in the United States. The hearings became controversial after Muslim Brotherhood front organizations condemned the hearings and King himself as bigoted against Muslims. [1]

The hearings Edit

March 10, 2011 Edit

On 10 March 2011, the US Congress Committee on Homeland Security under the chairmanship of Peter King held a hearing titled Hearing on The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response to hear evidence of al-Qaeda and like-minded groups recruiting from Muslim communities in the United States. [2] [3] The hearing included testimony from:

June 15 Edit

A later Hearing on The Threat of Muslim-American Radicalization in U.S. Prisons was held on 15 June 2011 to hear reports of al-Qaeda recruiting in U.S. prisons. [4] The hearing included testimony from:

July 27 Edit

A third hearing, titled Al-Shabaab: Recruitment and radicalization within thew Muslim community and the threat to the homeland, was held on 27 July 2011. [3] The hearing included testimony from:

December 7 Edit

A fourth hearing, titled Homegrown Terrorism: The Threat to Military Communities Inside the United States [Investigative Report], was held on December 7. [5] [6] The hearing included testimony from:

June 20, 2012 Edit

A fifth Hearing on The American Muslim Response to Hearings on Radicalization within their Community was held on 20 June 2012. [7]

The hearing included testimony from:

Previous hearings and reports Edit

Earlier hearings on the same subject were held in 2006 without controversy. The 2006 hearings were titled Prison Radicalization: Are terrorist cells forming in U.S. Cell Blocks?, held on 2006 September 19, and Radicalization: Homeland Security Implications, held on September 20. [8]

In 2004, Congress requested and received a report from the Justice Department Inspector General on the subject of al-Qaeda influence in US prisons. That report, titled A Review of the Bureau of Prisons' Selection of Muslim Religious Services Providers, was received without controversy. [9]

Responses to the March 10 hearing Edit

December 16 New York Times article Edit

The New York Times report on King's announcement to hold the hearing included quotes from two leaders of Muslim Brotherhood front organizations, Abed A. Ayoub of the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee and Salam al-Marayati of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. The article, by Raymond Hernandez, described the two only as "Muslim leaders" and quoted no other Muslims. [1]

January 8 rally Edit

On 2011 January 8, elements of the Workers World Party met at the Islamic Center of Long Island to plan a rally to be called United National Antiwar Committee Rally and March against War and Islamophobia. The meeting was organized by the Muslim Peace Coalition of the Majlis Ash-Shura of New York Metropolitan. A report in Workers World mentioned the upcoming hearings as one of the grievances to be marched against. [10]

Speakers included:

February 1 CAIR press release Edit

Well before the hearing was held, on 1 February 2011, CAIR and Muslim Advocates issued a press release with 50 other signatories condemning the hearing as "singling out a group of Americans for government scrutiny based on their faith" and comparing it to McCarthyism. [11]

The signatories included:

March 6 rally Edit

A rally titled Today, I am a Muslim too was held on March 6 to denounce the hearings before they began as "the demonization of an entire community". Public relations for the rally were handled by RUSH Communications and the Catalyst Group. [12] [13] [14] [15] The rally drew about 300 people. [16]

Organization Edit

The rally organizers included:

Press officers included:

Speakers Edit

Speakers at the rally included:

Signatories Edit

A longer participant list includes: [17]

Promotion Edit

Amy Eilberg wrote an editorial in the Minneapolis Star Tribune to promote the rally. [18]

Twitter campaign Edit

A Twitter campaign to promote the rally included artists and celebrities: [19]

Media reaction Edit

"Too Many Mosques" Edit

In a 2007 interview with Politico, Peter King stated that there are "too many mosques... sympathetic to radical Islam".

"We have, unfortunately, we have, too many mosques in the country, too many people, sympathetic to radical Islam, we should be looking at them more carefully, we should be finding out how we should infiltrate, we should be much more aggressive in law enforcement..."

Politico writer Daniel W. Reilly reported this as King saying only that there are "too many mosques in this country". [20] A video posted by Politico to justify their reporting instead confirms that the phrase "too many mosques" is bound by the restrictive clause "sympathetic to radical Islam". When asked to comment further on "too many mosques...", King spoke of unnamed "ones in New York that, to me, they certainly raised suspicion, which we looked at carefully" and of the "lack of full cooperation from too many people in the Muslim community".

Reilly's false report was repeated by Center for American Progress reporter Satyam Khanna on 19 September 2007, and by Time Magazine in its "Verbatim" section on 27 September 2007.

Reilly would later serve as communications director for Democratic Congressman Ed Markey and press secretary to Democratic whip Steney Hoyer. [21] [22]

Repetition Edit

Reilly's truncated quote was used in 2011 to denounce the hearings and distract from the testimony of the speakers.

Before the first hearing Edit

On 12 January, Heather Cottin of Workers World repeated the Reilly quote.[10]

On March 6, Peter Beinart of the Daily Beast repeated the Reilly quote in an article titled The Bigotry of Peter King. [23]

March 10 Edit

Zaid Jilani of Center for American Progress repeated Reilly's quote under the title FACT CHECK: King Falsely Claims He 'Never Said' There Are Too Many Mosques In America. [24]

Clive Crook of The Atlantic repeated Reilly's quote in an article titled Peter King's Hearing on Islam and Terrorism that was otherwise supportive of the hearing. [25]

March 11 Edit

Arnold Jin of the American Civil Liberties Union condemned the hearing as "McCarthyism 2.0", repeated the Reilly quote, and accused King of "blanket targeting of one group" and "questioning a community's loyalty". [26]

Faiza Patel accused Peter King of having "started these hearings with the premise that there were too many mosques in the United States". [27]

March 14 Edit

Zohra Lasania of CAIR repeated Reilly's quote in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette under the title "'Too many mosques' is a good thing". [28]

Robert Kolker of New York Magazine repeated Reilly's quote in a longer article titled Peter King's Muslim Problem. [15]

Khury Petersen-Smith of Socialist Worker repeated Reilly's quote under the title Peter King's witch-hunt hearing. [29]

Later uses Edit

Senator Dick Durbin repeated Reilly's quote during the March 29 counter-hearing.

Responses at the hearing Edit

Congressman Bernie Thompson called for the committee to drop its focus on al-Qaeda and allied organizations and instead hold a broader hearing "on the linkage between extreme ideology and violent action", on the grounds that holding the hearing could "endanger our soldiers" as "propaganda about this hearing focuses on American Muslim community will be used by those who seek to inspire a new generation of suicide bombers." He praised the Arab Spring, which placed the Muslim Brotherhood in power of formerly secular states, as "inspired by secular notions of democracy and freedom". Thompson invited John Dingell and Lee Baca as witnesses to the hearing.

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee condemned the hearing as "targeting Muslims, Arabs, and other minority groups on the basis of stereotypes", "broadly targeting the entire Muslim community", and "violating the Constitutional rights of innocent persons". She rejected the notion that anybody may be driven primarily by ideology, proposing instead that radicalization is "the direct result of violence, where the 'radicals' themselves have been the target and victim of violence and persecution ... where a society has been attacked and violated." She declared that conflating "hostile beliefs with threats to security ... unnecessarily violates the rights of the innocent". In her closing remarks, she declared that the hearing would produce "no redeeming factual information" because "it has already been tainted... already been classified as an effort to demonize and castigate a whole broad base of human beings." She announced that the Constitution "is in pain", questioned whether Zuhdi Jasser is a true Muslim, declared it "outrageous" that Wolf and Jasser would inform the public about CAIR telling Muslims not to cooperate with the police, and concluded that the presence of two Muslims on the commission disproves the notion that any other Muslim in the US may be discouraged from cooperating with the police.

Congresswoman Yvette Clarke condemned the hearing as "a great Congressional theater ... the equivalent of reality television" and condemned King personally as a "myopic" who intended to "stigmatize and ostracize" the Muslim community. She claimed that the same "elements of radicalization" are present "in Christianity and in Judaism". She called for the committee to drop its focus on al-Qaeda and instead concentrate on local criminal gangs.

Congresswoman Laura Richardson condemned the hearing as "discriminatory" and based on "stereotypes and xenophobic sentiments" for focusing on al-Qaeda's abuse of the Muslim community. She called for the committee to drop its focus on al-Qaeda, claiming that the study of al-Qaeda is "dangerously impeding law enforcement's efforts and unnecessarily endangering our National security".

Congressman John Dingell compared the hearing to Joe McCarthy's false treason accusations.

Congressman Keith Ellison condemned the hearing as "contrary to the best of American values and threatens our security".

Sheriff Lee Baca condemned the hearing as fundamentally racist, saying that to investigate al-Qaeda's activities "makes a false assumption that any particular religion or group is more prone to radicalization than others." He condemned the hearing as saying that "Islam promotes terrorism".

Congressman Cedrick Richmond accused King and Jasser of "profiling based on race, religion" that would lead to "propaganda based on this hearing alone... saying that this is evidence of America's war with Islam."

Senator Hansen Clarke spoke to praise CAIR's cooperation with law enforcement and invited Baca to praise CAIR further.

Congresswoman Jackie Speier condemned the hearing as "a very skewed discussion, with the exception of Sheriff Baca" and called for the committee to drop its focus on al-Qaeda.

Congresswoman Laura Richardson called for the committee to drop its focus on al-Qaeda.

Congressman Al Green accused the hearing of attacking Islam, saying "I thank God that we did not have a hearing on Christianity."

Abdirizak Bihi thanked Peter King for allowing the Somali Muslim community to be heard.

Written responses Edit

Responses submitted by Loretta Sanchez Edit

Brent Walker of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty condemned the hearing as "an insult to the millions of peaceful Muslim American citizens and an affront to the religious liberty protections of our Constitution" and called for the committee to drop its focus on al-Qaeda.

Amina Saeed of the Muslim Bar Association of Chicago accused King of "singling out a group of Americans based on their faith".

Debbie Almontaser of the Muslim Consultative Network accused Zuhdi Jasser of "operating a smear campaign" against "the pre-eminent Muslim American organizations".

A statement of South Florida Muslim Community Organizations condemned the hearing as "not ... designed to truly deal with finding solutions to the issue of homegrown terrorism" because of its focus on al-Qaeda, and as not taking "input from those who are working on solutions within the American Muslim community", giving the implication that Jasser and Bihi are not truly Muslim. The signatories to the letter are:

Laura W. Murphy of the American Civil Liberties Union accused the hearing of "sacrificing our civil liberties" and "stepping on the basic First Amendment freedoms to which American Muslims, like all Americans, have a right."

Gary Sampliner and Jeanne Tustian of the Intercongregational Partnership Committee of Bethesda accused the hearing of "singling out the American Muslim community".

The same signatories to the 1 February press release accused Peter King of demonizing Muslims and "suggesting that American Muslims are somehow less American -- simply by virtue of their faith".

A "Statement of 54 Public Interest Organizations" condemned the hearing as "a political show-trial" that "may hinder the important efforts to maintain trust and mutual respect between American Muslims, law enforcement, and public officials." In addition to several signatories of the 1 February letter, the signatories includes:

A letter from 11 Asian organizations condemned the hearing "as it will perpetuate the on-going targeting of people because of their faith, and will send the message to the general public that Muslims and those perceived to be Muslims are worthy of suspicion." The signatories include:

Americans United for the Separation of Church and State accused the hearing of threatening the freedom of religion by "singling out for scrutiny one particular community based solely on its religion".

The Arab American Institute condemned the hearing as "Islamophobia" and compared it to "anti-black, anti-Asian, anti-Catholic, anti-Jewish, anti-immigrant, and anti-Japanese movements".

The Asian American Center for Advancing Justice accused the hearing of "singling out... the Muslim community", condemned it as "un-American", and compared it to the deportation of Japanese-Americans to concentration camps during the second World War.

Faiza Patel of the Brennan Center for Justice published the report "Rethinking Radicalization" in response to the hearing.

Kate Martin of the Center for National Security Studies accused the hearing of "threatening fundamental First Amendment freedoms of religion and speech and assembly" and declared it unconstitutional for Congress to hear information on the ideology behind terrorist attacks.

Zaher Sahoulin of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago accused the hearing of "singling out a group of Americans based on their faith".

Victor Ghalib Begg of CAIR Michigan accused the hearings of being "largely based on unsubstantiated claims and generalizations" and accused Zuhdi Jasser of "a long record of Islamophobic remarks".

C. Dixon Osburn of Human Rights First accused the hearings of "anti-Islamic rhetoric" and "targeting Muslims at home".

C. Welton Gaddy of Interfaith Alliance accused the hearings of "singling out one particular religious community for investigation" and "victimizing select groups".

The Islamic Society of North America accused the hearings of "singling out one faith community ... on the basis of religion" and compared the hearings to "the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II".

Muslim Advocates accused the hearings of "singling out a group of Americans based on their faith for government scrutiny".

The National Coalition of South Asian Organizations condemned the hearing on the grounds that studying al-Qaeda would "perpetuate the on-going targeting of individuals based on their faith, and will send the message that Muslims and those perceived to be Muslims are worthy of suspicion and scrutiny." Signatories included:

David P. Gushee of the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good accused the hearings of having "singled out" Muslims in a "humiliating, shaming, and stigmatizing" manner.

Shoaib Khalid and Riyad Alasad of the North Texas Islamic Council accused the hearings of "singling out an entire community of Americans based on their faith for Government scrutiny".

Rachel Kahn-Troster and Joshua Bloom of Rabbis for Human Rights alleged that the testimony heard "scapegoats entire religious groups or ethnic minorities".

Mark Plevain of the Union for Reform Judaism accused the hearings of "profiling and stereotyping" and "singling out a religious group for Government scrutiny".

Margaret Huang of the Rights Working Group condemned the hearings as "specifically targeting a single religion" and suggesting "that Americans should look upon Muslims as suspects".

Halal Tamandi of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows condemned the hearings as "an affront to... fundamental American values" and claimed that the hearings "single out a group of people and demonizes them based on unfair stereotypes."

The Sikh Coalition claimed that the hearings "single out the Muslim American community for scrutiny".

Hillary O. Shelton of the NAACP condemned the hearings as "narrowly focused and reckless", "divisive", and "potentially harmful to our national security interests" , and accused the hearings of creating "misguided hostility towards Muslims or perceived Muslims by perpetuating stereotypes".

The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus accused the hearings of "singling out one group based on... religion" and claimed that the hearings "send the message to the American people that all Muslims should be viewed as potential radicals and treated as such." Signatories included:

Sue Urdry of the Defending Dissent Foundation claimed that the hearing "questions the patriotism and decency of the entire American Muslim community".

DeeDee Garcia Blase of Somos Republicans called for an investigation of the Minutemen militia as a terrorist organization.

The National Immigration Forum accused the hearings of "racial profiling" and giving "the implication that the Muslim community is extremist".

A letter signed by several congressmen led by Pete Stark accused the hearings of "singling out one religious group and blaming the actions of individuals on an entire community." Signatories included:

Responses submitted by Sheila Jackson Lee Edit

Lee submitted the text of a speech given by Denis McDonough, advisor to the President, at the ADAMS Center Mosque in Virginia on the subject of the radicalization of the Muslim community.

Responses submitted by Laura Richardson Edit

Attachments submitted by Richardson included:

  • The partial text of a statement of 2011 February 9 by committee member Paul Broun accusing the Department of Homeland Security head Janet Napolitano of refusing to study Islamic terrorists while "your own department has described people who are pro-life, who are pro-gun, who believe in the Constitution, and military personnel as being potential terrorists." The text as submitted strips out context that shows Broun also calling for racial profiling of Arabs. [30]
  • A CBS interview with Attorney General Eric Holder discussing Islamic terrorism.
  • A letter from Richardson, Christensen, Clarke, Davis, and Lee condemning the hearing as "incomplete and unduly divisive" and alleging that the hearing "targets" the Muslim community.
  • A copy of the Reilly Politico article.

March 29 counter-hearing Edit

The Senate Judiciary Committee under the leadership of Patrick Leahy and Dick Durban held a hearing on March 29 on the subject of terrorism directed at Muslims, under the title Protecting the Rights of American Muslims. [31] Speakers included:

Thomas Perez accused Peter King by inference of "stigmatizing and demonizing those who look different or practice a different faith", and noted with "pride" his cooperation with the Muslim Public Affairs Council, a Muslim Brotherhood front group.

Farhana Khera accused Peter King of having "singled out the American Muslim community as uniquely susceptible to violence" and having "insinuated that American Muslims are not American".

Theodore McCarrick praised the Muslim Brotherhood front groups ISNA and ICNA as "our partners... in speaking out against violence and injustice and in defense of religious freedom."

Senator Dick Durbin accused Peter King of "guilt by association" and attempting to "blame an entire community for the wrongdoing of a few". The US government broadcaster Radio Free Europe repeated this allegation. [32]

Responses to the June 15 hearing on prison recruitment Edit

Congressman Keith Ellison called the investigation of al-Qaeda's recruitment activities in American prisons "contrary to American values" and said it "threatens our security". He accused the hearings of "continuing to single out a religious or racial minority".

Congressman Bennie Thompson submitted letters by a multitude of Muslim Brotherhood front organizations and other signatories to the letter of 1 February.

Congresswoman Laura Richardson condemned the hearing as "discriminatory... of one particular group on the basis of race or religion."

Fourteen prisoners wrote letters in support of the hearings, alleging that they had witnessed or participated in al-Qaeda recruitment efforts.

Responses to the July 27 hearing on al-Shabaab Edit

Congressman Bernie Thompson condemned Peter King for failing to include white supremacist Anders Breivik in the discussion of al-Shabaab's recruiting activities in Minnesota.

Congresswoman Laura Richardson condemned Peter King for failing to include white supremacist Anders Breivik in the discussion of al-Shabaab's recruiting activities, and condemned all witnesses as not "objective" or "legitimate" because none of them are current Federal officers. She also wrote an open letter accusing Ahmed Hussen of believing that all Somalians "will turn anti-American and bring terror here".

Congressman Keith Ellison accused Peter King of attempting "to stereotype a community" and called for the committee to drop its focus on al-Qaeda and allied organizations.

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez accused the committee of "investigating Muslims" and defended CAIR for discouraging suspects from cooperating with police, describing it as only a matter of suspects being "told of their Constitutional rights".

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee called for the committee to investigate Fox News for allegedly tapping the telephone lines of 9/11 victims, and introduced press releases about the arrests of white supremacists as relevant to the discussion of al-Shabaab.

Congresswoman Yvette Clark accused the hearings of "stigmatizing and ostracizing" Muslim Americans.

Robert Sugerman and Abraham Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League condemned the hearing as "unfair stereotyping" and a threat to "community relationships".

Responses to the December 7 hearing on homegrown terrorism Edit

Democrats refused to sign on to the report of al-Qaeda's targeting of US soldiers in the United States for recruitment or attack, leaving it to be issued as a "Majority investigative report".

Congressman Mike Honda condemned the report's enumeration of al-Qaeda's known activities as "insidious discrimination targeting Muslim Americans" and compared it to the deportation of Japanese-Americans to concentration camps during the second World War. [33]

Laura Murphy and Devon Chafee of the American Civil Liberties Union accused the hearing of "targeting entire communities on the basis of race, religion, or ethnicity" and claimed that the study of al-Qaeda's motives and ideology "unnecessarily violates the rights of the innocent". [34]

Responses to the June 20, 2012 hearing Edit

Nathan Lean of Salon condemned Peter King as "Congress's biggest Islamophobe" and accused him of believing "that Muslims are a hostile group". [35]

References Edit

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