New hearing on radical US Islam

Jun 10, 2011 Issues: Domestic Radicalization / Radicalization Hearings

BY S.A Miller 
NEW YORK POST STAFF WRITER
Friday, June 10th 2011

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Peter King said yesterday he is holding another hearing on the terrorist threat growing out of the radicalization of US Muslims.

This one will focus on prisons.

"We have seen cases in which inmates have been radicalized at the hands of already locked-up terrorists or by extremist imam chaplains," said King (R-LI), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.

"Radicalized current and former inmates have planned and launched attacks or attempted to join overseas Islamic terrorist organizations," he said.

The hearing scheduled for Wednesday in Washington likely will draw sharp criticism from liberals and Muslim groups.

That's what happened in March, at King's first hearing on the homegrown terror threat.