I just find this whole thing that Rep. Peter King is doing to be just strange. Other words came to mind, but I had to settle on strange. Is there really something wrong with holding hearings on domestic terrorism across the board? We do still have those concerns. I mean what happened in Tempe, AZ and Wichita, KS were acts of domestic terror, as horrible as what happened at Fort Hood. Why single out American Muslims? Hell, I am surprised that the "New" Black Panther Party isn't being called in for this (though I am sure there might be a separate Congressional hearing for all four of those guys soon enough).
It's also more than fair to bring up King's support for the Irish Republican Army back in the day, a real terrorist organization. I remember those stories coming out of the UK and Ireland when I was an adolescent. Considering his support for the IRA, I am sure that King would have bristled at the notion of the Brits hauling in all Northern Ireland Catholics to see if they were doing enough to stop the terror plots of the IRA, and rightly so. It's hard to blame the whole for the actions of a few.
I found a great editorial on this issue from a Jewish perspective, another religious minority within the U.S.
We don't need to go down this path. We are better than this.