Thursday, March 10, 2011
I was fairly shocked to see this article earlier today. Apparently, the House Homeland Security Committee Chairman, Peter King (R-NY), is holding hearings on the dangers of Homegrown Terrorism. He is particularly concerned about a Pew Poll that said that 15% of Muslim American Men could support suicide bombings. The hearings appear to focus solely on the (perceived) danger posed by American Muslims. I am surprised that such a hearing is even legal. To me, it smacks of political posturing and shows just how far certain politicians will go towards pleasing their more xenophobic constituents.