Muslim group blasts 'radicalization' hearings
A Muslim advocacy group says it will hold a news conference Wednesday to challenge Rep. Peter King to offer facts to back up his claims that "85 percent" of mosques in New York and nationwide are run by "radicals."
King, the Republican chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, will convene a hearing Thursday that he says will focus on "radicalization in the American Muslim community."
The Council on American-Islamic Relations said its news conference will "challenge misinformation" that may be repeated at the hearing.
"I have no choice, I have to hold these hearings, these hearings are absolutely essential," King told CNN.
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