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Rep. Peter King said Sunday he’ll hold hearings on the “radicalization of the American Muslim community” – but some critics fear an anti-Islamic witchhunt.

King (R-L.I.) said a Congressional probe is needed because Al Qaeda has increasingly targeted Muslims living legally in the United States as potential terror recruits.

Despite the threat to their own community, King said, some Islamic clerics resist cooperating with investigators.

“We want to assess the extent of the radicalization of the Muslim community,” he said. “It’s clear to me there has not been sufficient cooperation.”

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