Earlier this year, Representative Peter King (R-NY) held Congressional hearings on the purported “Radicalization” of the American Muslim community. Now he wants to do it again this week. Singling out a religious community is wrong and misguided. Doing it twice under the same false pretenses is intolerable.
Join us in signing the “Once Was Too Much” petition. Protecting our country and its national security interests is essential. But singling out a religious community undermines the values we most seek to protect. Once was too much. Undermining religious freedom -- again -- cannot be tolerated.
Rather than holding hearings on Muslim Americans as a communal threat, I encourage you to hear Muslim-Americans share their patriotism for this country, including the 3,500 Muslim Americans in the armed forces, the many congregations across the nation, as well as elected officials whose patriotism does not conflict with their faith. Please do the right thing and cancel these hearings.