WASHINGTON (AP) - A controversial hearing on Islamic terrorism is underway on Capitol Hill, with the chairman saying the inquiry does not warrant the "rage and hysteria" it has prompted.
New York Republican Rep. Peter King is holding the hearing into radicalization in the U.S. Muslim community. Muslim leaders say the inquiry is overbroad and paints all Muslims as terrorists or potential terrorists.
The top Democrat on the committee, Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, says he believes the hearings could be used to inspire terrorist propaganda.
King is receiving increased police security.