Emotions Rage At Domestic Terrorism Hearing

Friday, March 11, 2011

Testimony at the hearing on "The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community" in Washington was divisive. While some witnesses spoke of a campaign to promote terrorism stemming from within American mosques, others worried that broad accusations could further empower extremism and alienate the Muslim community. The hearings, spearheaded by New York Republican Rep. Peter T. King, were the first in a series addressing issues of Muslim radicalization in different areas of society. But apart from the rhetoric, what did the hearings actually achieve in the first place?

The Takeaway's Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich, who says that the hearing was high in emotional content, but not so in solutions.

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