WASHINGTON, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, March 9, a coalition of Muslim, interfaith and civil rights groups will hold a news conference in Washington, D.C., to challenge misinformation that may be repeated in the first of a series of hearings on Muslim "radicalization" to be held Thursday by Rep. Peter King (R-NY).
WHAT: Groups to Challenge "Misinformation" in King Hearings
WHEN: Wednesday, March 9, 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 13th Floor, National Press Building, 529 14th Street N.W., Washington, D.C.
At the news conference, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will challenge Rep. King to offer facts to back up his false claims that "85 percent" of mosques in his state and nationwide are run by "radicals" and that law enforcement officials receive little cooperation from American Muslim leaders.
CAIR will also provide real-time Twitter commentary on Thursday's hearing at @CAIRNational. Tune in to the conversation at #KingHearings. The hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. (Eastern) on March 10.
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SOURCE Council on American-Islamic Relations