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King to Hold 2nd Hearing on Radicalized US Muslims

The focus: 'the threat of Muslim-American radicalization in US prisons'
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 10, 2011 6:03 PM CDT

(Newser) – A single bloody pig's foot isn't enough to stop Peter King: He announced last night that Congress will hold a second hearing on the "radicalization of the Muslim-American community" on Wednesday. This time around, the hearing will examine "the threat of Muslim-American radicalization in US prisons," he explained in a statement. "We have seen cases in which inmates have been radicalized at the hands of already locked-up terrorists or by extremist imam chaplains."

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He continued, "We will focus on a number of the serious cases in which radicalized current and former inmates have planned and launched attacks or attempted to join overseas Islamic terrorist organizations." CNN notes that King did not provide a list of witnesses, but said US and international experts would be included. (Click to read about what happened at the first hearing, in March.)

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