52 percent Americans support Peter King Muslim radicalization hearing

March 10th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, March.10 (ANI): Nearly 52 percent Americans believe that Republican Senator Peter King’s investigation into US Muslims radicalization is appropriate.

Gallup poll found 52 percent back a hearing by King’s House Homeland Security Committee focusing only on U.S. Muslims, while 38 percent were against it.

Even his friends in the New York’s congressional committee turned against him.

Republican Yvette Clarke, a member of the homeland panel, said that King is guilty of singling out Muslims, and even dissed him as an out-of-touch suburbanite.

The New York Daily News quoted him as saying: “The downside of it is that people feel like they’re being targeted and stigmatized, and then they clam up to the authorities on potential threats.”

“If I were to put myself in the shoes of the folks who he’s targeted with this hearing, I doubt that I would trust him enough”,” but “he lives out on Long Island, so I wasn’t too shocked” he added.

Republican Joseph Crowley, who has worked with King on other issues, said: “Pete’s a friend of mine, but I have to call it like I see it”, “I don’t see it.”

King’s list for the first in a series of hearings includes relatives of young American Muslims who allegedly turned to terror.

Other witnesses are Republican Keith Ellison the first Muslim elected to Congress, and Sheriff Lee Baca of Los Angeles County. (ANI)

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