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House hearings on Muslims and the reaction

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, a Democrat from Minnesota

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, a Democrat from Minnesota and the only Muslim in 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) Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images

Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) chairs hearings on "The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response."

A woman listens as the Committee on Homeland
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A woman listens as the Committee on Homeland Security holds the first in a series of hearings on radicalization in the American Muslim community, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, March 10, 2011.

A Muslim woman looks on during the first
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A Muslim woman looks on during the first in a series of hearings on radicalization in the American Muslim community on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, March 10, 2011.

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, a Democrat from Minnesota
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U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, a Democrat from Minnesota and the only Muslim in 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)

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the only Muslim in
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Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the only Muslim in Congress, becomes emotional as he testifies Thursday before the House Homeland Security Committee on the extent of the radicalization of American Muslims. (March 10, 2011)

U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), chairman of the
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U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, arrives for the first in a series of hearings on radicalization in the American Muslim community on Capitol Hill in Washington. (March 10, 2011)

U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), chairman of the
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U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, arrives for the first in a series of hearings on radicalization in the American Muslim community on Capitol Hill in Washington. (March 10, 2011)

U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), chairman of the
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U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, gavels to order the first in a series of hearings on radicalization in the American Muslim community on Capitol Hill. (March 10, 2011)

U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), the Committee on
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U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), the Committee on Homeland Security's chairman, speaks during the first in a series of hearings on radicalization in the American Muslim community on Capitol Hill in Washington. (March 10, 2011)

Rawiyah Jamic, 13, of Queens joins a rally
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Rawiyah Jamic, 13, of Queens joins a rally in support of equitable civil rights for all Americans in Manhattan. (March 6, 2011)

Mia Cheney, 7, attends rally in support of
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Mia Cheney, 7, attends rally in support of equitable civil rights for all Americans in Manhattan. (March 6, 2011)

Supporters join a broad coalition of over 100
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Supporters join a broad coalition of over 100 interfaith, nonprofit, governmental, and civil liberties groups during a rally in support of equitable civil rights for all Americans in Manhattan. (March 6, 2011)

A demonstrator displays the word 'peace' on a
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A demonstrator displays the word 'peace' on a hand during a rally in support of equitable civil rights for all Americans in Manhattan as U.S. Rep. Peter King pushes on with his planned hearings on Muslim radicalization. (March 6, 2011)

Supporters at a rally in support of equitable
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Supporters at a rally in support of equitable civil rights for all Americans in Manhattan. (March 6, 2011)

Russel Simmons speaks at a rally in support
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Russel Simmons speaks at a rally in support of equitable civil rights for all Americans in Manhattan. (March 6, 2011)

Rev. Mark J. Lukens, center holding sign, of
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Rev. Mark J. Lukens, center holding sign, of East Rockaway, joins fellow supporters and a broad coalition of over 100 interfaith, nonprofit, governmental, and civil liberties groups during a rally in support of equitable civil rights for all Americans in Manhattan. (March 6, 2011)

Demonstrators rally in support of equitable civil rights
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Demonstrators rally in support of equitable civil rights for all Americans in Manhattan. (March 6, 2011)

Angela Miller, center, cries during a rally in
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Angela Miller, center, cries during a rally in support of equitable civil rights for all Americans in Manhattan. (March 6, 2011)

Supporters join a broad coalition of over 100
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Supporters join a broad coalition of over 100 interfaith, nonprofit, governmental, and civil liberties groups during a rally in support of equitable civil rights for all Americans in Manhattan. (March 6, 2011)

Zienab Noori, left, joins a rally in support
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Zienab Noori, left, joins a rally in support of equitable civil rights for all Americans in Manhattan. (March 6, 2011)

Daisy Khan, who backed the effort to build
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Daisy Khan, who backed the effort to build a mosque near Ground Zero, speaks to supporters during a rally in support of equitable civil rights for all Americans in Manhattan. (March 6, 2011)

Supporters join a broad coalition of over 100
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Supporters join a broad coalition of over 100 interfaith, nonprofit, governmental, and civil liberties groups during a rally in support of equitable civil rights for all Americans in Manhattan. (March 6, 2011)

Protesters scream about Sharia law as supporters and
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Protesters scream about Sharia law as supporters and a broad coalition of over 100 interfaith, nonprofit, governmental, and civil liberties groups rally in support of equitable civil rights in Manhattan. (March 6, 2011)

Supporters join a broad coalition of over 100
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Supporters join a broad coalition of over 100 interfaith, nonprofit, governmental, and civil liberties groups during a rally in support of equitable civil rights for all Americans in Manhattan. (March 6, 2011)

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, who worked to build
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Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, who worked to build a mosque near Ground Zero, speaks during a rally in support of equitable civil rights in Manhattan. (March 6, 2011)

Protesters carry signs decrying Sharia law at a
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Protesters carry signs decrying Sharia law at a rally in support of equitable civil rights in Manhattan. (March 6, 2011)

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