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-- -- In March his congressional hearings on Muslim radicalization caused anger and up -- -- remember that now despite his critics congressman Peter King is determined to find the root of the problem.
This week -- will hold the second set of hearings focusing on the US prison population and the rule and radicalization joining us right now.
-- -- -- The house homeland security committee congressman Peter King congressman why go back into the first what was so controversial.
Because I thought the first period was very successful.
In alerting Americans to -- threat -- -- from domestic radicalization of Muslim Americans.
And -- -- state did you the first one was to show the overall problem now we're gonna go that's a specific issues and their prison radicalization.
Is is part of that overall problem let's say -- And by the way -- it's made out by the media in by some in the media that I'm on this crazy.
Singular effort on this the fact is the White House -- said that the radicalization of the American Muslim community.
Is a serious issue and the law enforcement person you speak -- and right out and factors should we join Britain.
The the British home secretary put -- a report.
Talk about the threat of radicalization in the prisons we've had a number of cases in recent years in the case of the new -- two years ago.
-- cases in California.
We've also we have the issue.
Of how do you determine who should be eight -- chaplain there is no.
It's hard to find an actual vetting organization.
For Muslim -- -- -- Chaplin and New York State several years ago.
Was aggressive from bringing from the -- razor blades and the president turned out he had felony convictions should have been -- to be a -- And it's not theoretical congressman when you look at Jose Padilla when you look at Richard -- these are guys who -- incarcerated and they turned on the United States.
But what is it about what goes on in jail where that's a good environment for that to happen.
Or several things one prisoners in jail -- put -- looking for a new.
Alternative and they're being converted to Islam -- -- -- -- nothing wrong with that in fact in many cases it's ideal for -- this is the religion -- -- looking for.
The -- the problem is you get radical Muslims do get radical chaperones.
Who then radicalize them and turn them towards terrorism return them toward violence.
And it's not always just in the prison itself when they get out of prison and they go to the programs -- so called rehab programs often there are also very radical.
And again a little you have a captive audience in in prison right that -- no doubt that al-Qaeda has made that same day they hit -- major focus.
And -- -- the time to find religion you'd find religion they encourage it and if you're a little bit angry belligerent prison -- -- -- perfect makes.
They did -- -- not for this do you think you winning over any Democrats you have some reluctant democratic members also on the panel with him.
I was so disappointed the last hearing that every Democrat that spoke on the panel does follow the party line.
They attacked the witnesses they attacked a whole focus of the hearing there's really ironic that myself as Republican.
I'm really doing what the Obama administration wants done they'd call me before the hearings.
And so many go ahead with them I'm hoping that the Democrats -- -- -- restaurant somebody -- yeah it was like the New York Times you have some media outlet stores are so focused against this that maybe that's -- hopeless -- -- Brian Steve let me -- I've never gotten.
More of a positive reaction from the American people on this.
Who realize it just takes common sense should realize that 99%.
Muslims are outstanding Americans that 1% -- one half of 1%.
-- could be radicalized is enough to cause tremendous death and destruction.
And that's where you're gonna have here is a kick off on Capitol Hill -- -- Wednesday morning -- so thank you very much for joining us for today from Long Island.
Thank you very much event.
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