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June 21, 2012 12:14 pm

Congressman King: Islamist Extremism a “Clear and Present Danger” to U.S.

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Joint Detention Group Deputy Commander Navy Cmdr. Jeffrey Hayhurst (center-left) with U.S. Rep. Peter King (center-right) at Guantanamo Bay's Camp Delta in 2009. Photo: wiki commons.

Islamist extremism is a “clear and present danger to homeland security,” U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-NY) said Wednesday at the fifth House Homeland Security Committee hearing on radicalization.

King, the committee’s chairman, cited classified information showing a “truly eye-popping amount of ongoing cases” of Islamic radicalization within the U.S. military ranks.

While U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) warned that the hearings would “provide a Congressional stamp of approval for groups that espouse anti-Muslim beliefs,” Zuhdi Jasser—founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy—said that labeling individuals addressing the issue of radical Islam as Islamophobes or bigots “stifles free speech.”

While tracking the hearing, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Michigan Director Dawud Walid posted on Twitter that there is “no such thing as Islamism.”

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“Is there Christianism or Jewishism?” Walid asked.

Federal prosecutors have labeled CAIR as an “unindicted co-conspirator” supporting the terrorist group Hamas.

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