A congressional committee on Wednesday will hold the second in a series of controversial hearings on radicalism within the Muslim community in the United States.

Representative Peter King of New York, the Republican chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, has titled the hearing "The Threat of Muslim-American Radicalization in U.S. Prisons."

King says imprisoned terrorists and Muslim chaplains are instilling radical views among inmates, some of whom have gone on to launch attacks or tried to join terrorist groups abroad.

He said the hearing "will be a deliberate and thoughtful examination of an issue that is too important for our security to ignore."

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