Press Release


King to Convene Radicalization Hearing on March 10

Media Contact: (202) 226-8417

Washington, D.C.  (Friday, March 4, 2011) – Today, U.S. Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, announced that on Thursday, March 10 he will convene the first in a series of hearings on radicalization in the American Muslim community. The hearing is entitled:  “The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response.”

What:                 Committee on Homeland Security Hearing:  “The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response”

When:                Thursday, March 10, 2011, 9:30 a.m.

Where:               311 Cannon House Office Building

Witnesses:          Full witness list to be announced

Note on Coverage

The hearing will be webcast at  (The webcast plays in Windows Media format and is best viewed using Internet Explorer.)

The hearing room (311 Cannon) has limited seating, and likely will not be able to accommodate all members of the media wishing to cover the hearing from the press viewing area.

Only Congressionally credentialed members of the media will be allowed access to the press viewing area in the committee hearing room and must RSVP by Tuesday, March 8 at 3 p.m. to the Committee on Homeland Security at 202-226-4570 or

Members of the media who are not Congressionally credentialed may contact their respective Galleries to apply for a temporary press credential (see numbers below).

All television crews must RSVP to the House Radio TV Gallery at 202-225-5214.

Gallery contact information:

House Radio/TV Gallery:                    202-225-5214

House Periodical Gallery:                  202-225-2941

House Daily Press Gallery:                 202-225-3945

Photographer Gallery:                      202-224-6548