WNIJ News
7:49 am
Thu March 10, 2011

Radical Islam hearing

WNIJ news – Hearings on radical Islam in America begin Thursday in the House Homeland Security committee. Committee chair, Peter King, says the hearings are necessary to find out the extent of al-Qaeda's influence in the U.S. But, some see it as a showcase to demonize Islam. That includes the managing editor of the Madison-based magazine, The Progressive. Wednesday night, Amit Pal spoke at Northern Illinois University about his new book, "Islam Means Peace." WNIJ's Susan Stephens asked Pal about the effect he thinks the hearings will have on Muslim-Americans: