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Senate Looks at the State of Muslim Civil Rights in the U.S.

Washington, DC
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Three weeks after Rep. Peter King, (R-NY) held a House hearing on the radicalization of American Muslims, a Senate Judiciary subcommittee held a hearing on protecting the civil right of American Muslims.

According to the committee, the hearing, “was in response to the spike in anti-Muslim bigotry in the last year including Koran burnings, restrictions on mosque construction, hate crimes, hate speech, and other forms of discrimination,”

Witnesses included Farhana Khera, a Muslim civil rights activist, Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, along with current and former government civil rights officials.

Updated: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 12:51pm (ET)

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