NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Long Island Representative Peter King will testify before a parliamentary committee in London Tuesday about the roots of radicalization, particularly as it relates to the United Kingdom’s Muslim community.
The British House of Commons Select Committee on Home Affairs, headed by Chairman Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP, invited King speak as part of an inquiry titled “Roots of Violent Radicalization.”
Saying the radicalization in Muslim communities has increased in America and Britain, King told 1010 WINS “we can’t afford to be politically correct.”
“The fact is there is increased radicalization in the Muslim-American community and from my understanding, the British are facing the same thing in their communities,” he said.
According to Congressional Research Service and House of Commons researchers, King will be the first U.S. Congressman to testify before a Parliamentary hearing in the U.K.
King said he was “honored” to be chosen to speak before Parliament about the growing concern of the Muslim extremists.
“It shows the extent of the alliance and relationship between the United States and Britain. But to be the first member of the American Congress to be able to testify in the British Parliament…it’s a great honor and it shows the depth of relationship between our two countries and also the extent of the threat that we face from Al-Qaeda,” King told 1010 WINS.
The Home Affairs Committee hearing will start at 4:30 a.m., with King’s testimony to begin at 5:00 a.m. EDT.
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