Rep. Peter King Planning Yet Another Hearing On Muslim Radicalization

September 27, 2011 4:23 pm ET — Brian Powell

Rep. Peter King

Here we go again. Despite vanishing interest and non-existent results from his previous three hearings, House Homeland Security Chairman Peter King (R-NY) is planning a fourth investigation into the Muslim community for some time in late October.

In a press release issued today by his committee describing a telephone conversation King had with Somalia's Foreign Minister Mohammed Ibrahim, King claimed to have the praise of the Somali government for his previous Muslim radicalization hearing. The release concluded: "Congressman King's next radicalization hearing is expected to be held in late October."

King's first hearing singling out the Muslim community stirred up much controversy, but even conservatives concluded that the lack of expert testimony stripped it of any substantive value. He's held two progressively less visible hearings since.

Most recently, King took his show on the road, testifying about radical Islam before the United Kingdom's Parliament, where he also defended his ties to the Irish Republican Army. He has also introduced legislation to reconvene the 9/11 Commission, in part to examine "domestic radicalization."