Islamophobia In the House, And How Facts and Stewart Bring It Down

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Abby Zimet

Despite widespread outrage and debunking of his "demonstrably spurious assertions" - like the claim that 80 percent of American mosques are run by radicals - Homeland Security Chairman Rep. Peter King begins his McCarthy-esque hearings Thursday on "The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response." ThinkProgress thoughtfully refutes King's "facts" here and here; Jon Stewart just savages him.

"Whoa, it's not enough for American Muslims to be law abiding? To avoid Congressional investigation, they have to be actively stopping terror plots."

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