Rep. Jackson Lee During Muslim Radicalization Hearings: I Want A ‘Hearing On Right-Wing Extremists’
Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee raised some eyebrows today at Republican Congressman Peter King’s Muslim Radicalization hearings. While King and the other members of the House Committee were focused on the threat of the potential radicalization of American Muslims, Jackson Lee thought other groups were just as dangerous and should be included in the Committee’s investigation.
Jackson Lee argued:
“I would add to that, that I would like to have a hearing on right-wing extremists, ideologues who advocate violence and advocate, in essence, the terrorizing of certain groups. . . . My concern with the focus of the hearings that we have had is the isolation of certain groups.”
Jackson Lee thought domestic “hate groups” should be of concern to the country. It might seem that Jackson Lee’s request comes only in light of the recent Norway attacks, however it turns out this isn’t the first time she brought up alleged non-Muslim threats at one of King’s hearings.
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