American born terrorists are trying to kill us. Since 9/11, nearly fifty terrorist plots, germinated in the United States and aspiring to inflict substantial casualties on the American public, have been uncovered in various stages of development.
In an effort to address this emerging threat, Rep. Peter King (R-NY), incoming chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, has indicated that he intends to hold hearings on the issues of radicalization, the underlying factors affecting its proliferation, and how best our society can collectively address this phenomenon.
Not surprising, several organizations, including the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), have come out against such an inquiry. A spokesman for CAIR, Ibrahim Hooper, went so far as to suggest that Rep. King's proposed hearings were tantamount to a "witch hunt," stating, "We're concerned that it'll become a McCarthy-type hearing."
Pretending that the threat of homegrown radicalization, particularly in the Muslim community, does not exist does a disservice to both public safety as well as Muslims themselves, as it is their communities that are most threatened by the scourge of radicalization.
Full article at David Horowitz's NewsRealBlog