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Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), chairman of the Homeland (Credit: Charles Eckert)

Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, holds hearings this week on "The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response."

Rep. King's Muslim hearings

Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), who heads the House Homeland Security Committee, has scheduled hearings on Capitol Hill to discuss the radicalization of Muslims in the United States.

Patrick T. Dunleavy, Deputy Inspector General (Ret.) in
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Patrick T. Dunleavy, Deputy Inspector General (Ret.) in the Criminial Intelligence Unit of the New York State Department of Corrections, testifies at a hearing on the threat of Muslim-American radicalization in U.S. prisons on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (June 15, 2011)

Rep. Peter King arrives to chair a hearing
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Rep. Peter King arrives to chair a hearing on the threat of Muslim-American radicalization in U.S. prisons on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (June 15, 2011)

Kevin Smith, former Assistant United States Attorney for
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Kevin Smith, former Assistant United States Attorney for the Central District of California, testifies at a hearing on the threat of Muslim-American radicalization in U.S. prisons on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (June 15, 2011)

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Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) chairs a hearing on
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Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) chairs a hearing on the threat of Muslim-American radicalization in U.S. prisons on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (June 15, 2011)

Patrick T. Dunleavy, Deputy Inspector General (Ret.) in
(Credit: Brendan Hoffman)

Patrick T. Dunleavy, Deputy Inspector General (Ret.) in the Criminial Intelligence Unit of the New York State Department of Corrections; Kevin Smith, former Assistant United States Attorney for the Central District of California; Michael P. Downing, commanding officer for counter-terrorism and special operations bureau in the Los Angeles Police Department; and professor Bert Useem, department head and professor of sociology at Purdue University (L-R), wait to testify at a hearing on the threat of Muslim-American radicalization in U.S. prisons on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (June 15, 2011)

Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) chairs a hearing on
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Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) chairs a hearing on the threat of Muslim-American radicalization in U.S. prisons on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (June 15, 2011)

Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), back center, chairman of
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), back center, chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, talks to witnesses, committee staff and fellow Republican members of Congress on the Homeland Security Committee before the start of the hearings on "The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response." Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, on King's left, is president and founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy. (March 10, 2011)

Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), right, talks to witness
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Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), right, talks to witness Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, president and founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy. (March 10, 2011)

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With beefed-up security, Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) exits
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With beefed-up security, Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) exits the hearings on "The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response." (March 10, 2011)

Hearings on
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Hearings on "The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response." (March 10, 2011)

Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), chairman of the Homeland
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, holds hearings this week on "The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response."

Rep. Keith Ellison, a Democrat from Minnesota and
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Rep. Keith Ellison, a Democrat from Minnesota and the first Muslim elected to Congress becomes emotional as he testifies before the Committee on Homeland Security during the first in a series of hearings on radicalization in the American Muslim community. (March 10, 2011)

Talat Hamdani, an activist from Bay Shore whose
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Talat Hamdani, an activist from Bay Shore whose son was killed on Sept. 11, 2001, cries during the hearing. The motives of her son, a Muslim, were questioned when he arrived to help during the terrorist attack. (March 10, 2011)

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Rep. Peter King greets people after the hearings.
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Rep. Peter King greets people after the hearings. (March 10, 2011)

Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Peter
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Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Peter King, second from right, and committee staff speak to Melvin Bledsoe, center, and Abdirizak Bihi, second from left, who is director of the Somali Education and Social Advocacy Center. Both men are witnesses in Thursday's hearings on "The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response." (March 9, 2011)

Rep. Peter King, chairman of the Homeland Security
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Rep. Peter King, chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, speaks to Melvin Bledsoe, left, and Abdirizak Bihi, director of the Somali Education and Social Advocacy Center. Both men are witnesses in Thursday's hearings on "The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response." (March 9, 2011)

Rep. Peter King, chairman of the Homeland Security
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Rep. Peter King, chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, is interviewed by Fox News about his hearings on "The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response." (March 9, 2011)

Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), chairman of the Homeland
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, prepares for Thursday's hearings on "The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response." (March 9, 2011)

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Congressman Peter King, chairman of the Homeland Security
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Congressman Peter King, chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, prepares for Thursday's hearings on "The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response." (March 09, 2011)

Congressman Peter King, chairman of the Homeland Security
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Congressman Peter King, chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, prepares for Thursday's hearings on "The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response." (March 09, 2011)

Congressman Peter King, chairman of the Homeland Security
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Congressman Peter King, chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, reads over witness testimony for Thursday's hearings on "The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response." (March 09, 2011)

Congressman Peter King, chairman of the Homeland Security
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Congressman Peter King, chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, prepares for Thursday's hearings on "The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response." (March 09, 2011)

Rep. Peter King, chairman of the Homeland Security
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Rep. Peter King, chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, watches himself be interviewed on Fox News about his hearings on "The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response." (March 9, 2011)

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Rep. Peter King, chairman of the Homeland Security
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Rep. Peter King, chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, reads over witness testimony for Thursday's hearings on "The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response." (Mar. 9, 2011)

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