Congressman calls for investigation into radicalization of Christians in America
On June 21, 2012 At 8:35 pm
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Raw Story reports that Rep. Al Green, a Democrat from Texas, suggested that if Congress is to investigate the "radical Muslims" in America, then it should not limit itself to just one religion and should also investigate the radicalization of Christians. His remarks were made during a Homeland Security hearing on the "radicalization of Muslim-Americans."
Congressional investigations of Muslim-Americans have been spearheaded by Rep. Peter King (R-NY).
Green does not oppose hearings on radicalization, but does not believe that Muslim-Americans should be singled out. "If you agree that we have Christians — as has been mentioned by more than one member — Christians who become radicalized, become a part of Islam and they become radicalized as is being said, why not have a hearing on the radicalization of Christians?"
Commentator David Pakman agrees with Green, citing the fact that when it comes to domestic terrorism, terrorism perpetrated by American Christian citizens is more prevalent than domestic terrorism perpetrated by Muslim-American citizens.