Gaffney: "[H]ard To Imagine A ... More Urgently Needed Inquiry" Than King's Anti-Muslim Hearings

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In a March 7 Washington Times column headlined, "King of the hill; Lawmaker intends to pull back the curtain on Shariah in the U.S." Frank Gaffney wrote that it "is hard to imagine a more timely and more urgently needed inquiry" than Rep. Peter King's (R-NY) upcoming hearings on Muslim radicalization. Gaffney further stated: "If Thursday's hearing takes the nation to school on the source of such extremism - Shariah - and the role played in promoting it by the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as al Qaeda, every patriotic American, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, will owe Mr. King an enormous debt of gratitude."

From Gaffney's column:

On Thursday, Republican Rep. Peter King of New York will convene in his House Homeland Security Committee one of the most anticipated - and controversial - hearings in memory. The subject? "The extent of radicalization in the American Muslim community and that community's response." It is hard to imagine a more timely and more urgently needed inquiry.

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For these among other reasons, Mr. King's hearings provide an invaluable opportunity to examine not just the threat of "extremism" posed by al Qaeda, but also that arising from the Muslim Brotherhood's operations at home and abroad. Absent the latter, it will be impossible to understand either the source of much of what has been dubbed "extremism" in the Muslim-American community or the reason that community has been so deficient in systematically, comprehensively and consistently responding to extremists in its midst.

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If Thursday's hearing takes the nation to school on the source of such extremism - Shariah - and the role played in promoting it by the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as al Qaeda, every patriotic American, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, will owe Mr. King an enormous debt of gratitude.

Previously:

Gaffney Suggests That Rep. King's Anti-Muslim Hearings Are A Necessary Response To "A Disease"

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