ACLU | Representative Peter King (R – NY) is currently using his powerful post as head of the House Homeland Security Committee to subject the entire American Muslim community to public scrutiny through discriminatory hearings based on prejudicial ideas that wrongly equate belief in Islam with terrorism. These hearings are just the most recent example of a troubling pattern of unwarranted scrutiny of American Muslims which is occurring in communities across the country.
Congress simply has no business singling out the religious beliefs of one group of Americans in official hearings, as state and local governments have no business passing laws and policies that unfairly target American Muslims. Our elected leaders can (and should) focus on preventing terrorism using legitimate law enforcement policies that do not unfairly discriminate against one group of American citizens based on political or religious ideology.
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