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Below is the text of a letter Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton sent to Congressman Peter King (R-NY) regarding the radicalization of American Muslims. Tomorrow, Congressman King is chairing a hearing of his committee to discuss exactly that topic.
February 1, 2011
The Honorable Peter T. King
United States House of Representatives
339 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Dear Congressman King:
Congratulations on your chairmanship of the House Homeland Security Committee in the 112th Congress.
As president of Judicial Watch, a conservative, nonpartisan educational foundation in the nation’s capital, whose mission is the promotion of transparency, integrity, and accountability in government, politics, and the law, I applaud your determination to undertake afresh an investigation of the increasing “radicalization” of American Muslims.
Shortly after the terrorist attacks on September 11, Judicial Watch undertook an investigation of Muslim charities and filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regarding non-profit entities in the United States that “reportedly” had been serving as money laundering front organizations for Islamic terrorists, particularly Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. In 2004, several of the organizations listed by Judicial Watch were further investigated by the Senate Finance Committee.
Most recently, we filed a complaint with the Office of the Mayor in the New York Supreme Court for its failure to produce documents responsive to a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request. A copy of our January 3, 2011, media release regarding our findings from recently produced documents is enclosed.
Judicial Watch has hundreds of thousands of supporters across the country who faithfully support our mission—and who stand firmly against the tide of political correctness that undermines our national security. Your determination to investigate the increasing radicalization of American Muslims has our support, and we remain available to present testimony of our findings and to support your good efforts to hold Muslim leaders in America accountable.
Thomas J. Fitton
- Muslim Charities: Moderate Non-Profits or Elaborate Deceptions – Judicial Watch Special Report – 2007
Used with permission of Judicial Watch.