Peter King's Critics Are Too PC

Ruth Marcus: His Muslim hearing raises an 'important' question
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 9, 2011 12:28 PM CST
A file photo of Rep. Peter King, R-NY.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – OK, Peter King isn't exactly a master of tact, but his upcoming congressional hearing on the radicalization of Muslims in America is both "appropriate" and "important," writes Ruth Marcus. "To ignore the religious nature of the terrorist threat is to succumb to politically correct delusion," she writes in the Washington Post. "To ignore the homegrown religious nature of the terrorist threat is to succumb even further."

King's critics (here's one example) say it's wrong to single out a religious minority, but they're overreacting, writes Marcus. "It is a parody of political correctness to argue that a hearing on domestic terrorism cannot focus solely on the Muslim community to be acceptable." King may be a "flawed questioner," but his question is valid, she writes. (Click to read about his King's old support of the IRA.)

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