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-- -- hearings on Capitol Hill have generated as much fire and fury from the left as the one that took place earlier today the hearing called by congressman Peter King.
On the radicalization of Muslims in America and here is how congressman king addressed the controversy as the hearing began.
I'm well aware that the announcement of these hearings is generated.
And opposition when -- make it clear today.
That I remain convinced.
That these hearings must go forward and they well.
To back down will be at craven surrender it's a political correctness.
And an abdication.
Of what I believed to be the main responsibility this committee.
To protect America from a terrorist attack.
And as you can imagine the hearings have generated major -- back from Democrats those in attendance made their anger apparently -- some outrageous claims while doing so.
This committee's approach to this particular subject.
I believe is contrary to the best of American values.
And threatens our security this is the very heart of stereo typing in scapegoating.
Muslim Americans are horrible citizens loyal Americans -- bears much distress as we are about -- as we see.
-- -- -- cannot help but wonder how propaganda about this hearing.
Focuses on American Muslim community.
Would be used by those who seek to inspire.
A new generation.
-- -- -- -- And joining me now to reaction is the man behind today's hearing New York congressman Pete king congressman good to see.
-- always great to be review -- you talked in the lead up to this about though the mindless hysteria leading into the -- you just heard some of the criticism you've been listening to it all day.
And I wanted to give you a chance to respond.
Bob from everything that I've been reading your -- on after the Muslim community.
We lost 3000 Americans on 9/11 what are these hearings about.
-- this is about the radicalization.
Of the Muslim American community by al-Qaeda.
This is exactly what the president's national security advisor said last week the fact is overwhelming majority.
Of Muslim Americans are outstanding Americans -- Qaeda is attempting to recruit.
Within that community.
As we brought out of the hearing today where was Muslims were testifying.
They showed how their children were being radicalized one -- sent to Somalia and -- it.
And when they went to their leaders in the Muslim community for assistance they would deny that there were attacked themselves they were threatened.
They would -- be sent to Guantanamo they went to the police they one not to cooperate with the FBI.
They were told it would burn in hell if they cooperate they were shrunk so isolated within their own community.
-- course they wanted to find out what happened to their sons who murdered and they were recruited in the mosque that was sent over there -- you moms.
And yet their -- community.
The leader general community -- protect them so I want to protect the entire country.
From al-Qaeda type attack led by radicalized Muslim Americans and also protect the Muslims themselves living in this community will be -- coming -- In this -- -- -- -- up by the way and the American people support you -- 5238 margin in USA today there was a poll that support these hearings.
-- do we know congressman are there.
Al-Qaeda sympathize seeing terrorists in this country right now do we know for a fact that they here.
We know that they have been -- I just know last year we had attempted subway bombing in New York we -- Shahzad the times where Obama.
We have major Hasan we know that -- S is actively recruiting.
Here in this country and that's that is what I was addressing today how that is going to be coped with by the Muslim community whether or not they're fully cooperating with police and law enforcement.
And whether or not instead.
That organizations like head the committee on American Islamic relations.
Which is an unindicted co conspirator.
In a major terrorist case weather out there the words are out front so no there's no doubt into the White House will admit -- -- means what does Madonna said last week the threat is real.
This is serious editors al-Qaeda attempting to recruit Muslim Americans -- -- successful over the last several years well we know that even a.
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