The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has representatives from as many as 30 cities on Capitol Hill holding meetings in as many as 100 Congressional offices — meeting directly with members of Congress.
Lobbying on Capitol Hill is part of an overall campaign by CAIR before the March hearings, CAIR is questioning why Congressman Peter King is not inviting any law enforcement or counterterrorism officials to testify when the hearings are apparently based upon anonymous statements by officials that they receive little or no cooperation from Muslims. 51 groups plan to send a letter to House Leaders requesting King’s hearings be broadened to explore radical extremism among other religions in addition to Islam. Congressman Peter King vows not to bow to “political correctness” and rebuffed a request by Muslim groups that the hearings be expanded. King plans to begin hearings on the radicalization of American Muslims on March 7th.