WASHINGTON, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) said today the upcoming House hearing by Rep. Peter King on the radicalization of American Muslims represents an important step forward in safeguarding our homeland against the rising tide of homegrown terrorism.
"The hearing represents a sound strategy to address what most Americans understand - that there is a very real and growing threat to our national security and our way of life," said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ. "Without question, there's a troubling factual pattern of American Muslims becoming radicalized and focusing on creating havoc here on U.S. soil. This hearing is designed to get to the bottom of what's taking place in our nation -- how al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations are recruiting and manipulating American Muslims to attack the U.S. This hearing isn't about profiling -- it's about protecting our homeland."
The ACLJ is providing a detailed legal analysis that underscores the need for the hearing. It is posted here.
In its letter to the House Committee on Homeland Security, the ACLJ encourages members to conduct the hearing "with the highest confidence that they are serving the best interests of our nation's security. Moreover, all members should be resolute in asking critical questions that are necessary to ensure that these hearings are successful in producing the answers necessary to effectively prevent future terrorist attacks on American citizens. Therefore, we encourage the Chairman and committee to call—and subpoena if necessary—all witnesses necessary to determine what causes, and how to prevent, radical Islamic terrorist acts directed against the United States."
In just the past 24 hours, the ACLJ already has heard from several thousand Americans who support the Congressional hearing.
Led by Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow, the American Center for Law and Justice focuses on constitutional law and is based in Washington, D.C. The ACLJ is online at www.aclj.org.
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