Last Thursday, Rep. Pete King, R-N.Y., held court in Washington, trying to engage our hearts, minds and fists in the struggle against Islamic extremism.
King is the relatively new chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, and his effort to examine radicalization within the American Muslim community was a no-brainer in the wake of a number of high-profile terrorist attacks and attempted attacks by Muslim Americans.
These include Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan's murderous rampage at Fort Hood and Faisal Shahzad's attempted bombing of Times Square, not to mention an earlier plot by a Queens-raised, Pakistan-trained extremist and his associates to attack New York's subway.
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