Rep. Peter King, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, held a hearing last week on radical Islam in the U.S. prison system, called "prislam" by one witness. The hearing was met with predictable accusations of discrimination and bigotry, but the name-calling failed to impede the exposure of the nexus between convicts and radical Islam.
Democratic Rep. Laura Richardson confronted King for singling out extremists within Islam, saying his hearing could "be deemed as racist and as discriminatory." The Council on American-Islamic Relations likewise stated, "Congressman King has been shown very clearly to have made anti-Muslim statements and a number of false allegations toward the American-Muslim community."
Rep. King defended himself. "If we find out that Neo-Nazis are allied with a foreign power and they come into this country…we will address it. The fact is we are not going to spread ourselves out and investigate everything, which means addressing nothing," he said.