Statement of Muslim Advocates on the King Hearing

The following statement was issued by Muslim Advocates on Thursday, March 10, at the conclusion of a hearing by the House Homeland Security Committee on The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community’s Response.

Our country is safe and secure when Americans come together as one people, one nation. Unfortunately, it is clear from today’s hearing that Rep. King plans to use the congressional stamp of approval on the politics of fear, creating a hostile environment that actually divides us and makes us less safe. Instead of focusing on those who break the law, he is focusing on an entire faith and its adherents.