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Congress / Muslim Hearings #993215

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 10, 2011
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Capitol: Nancy Cordes) The controversial hearing led by Representative Peter King on the involvement of American Muslims in terrorism reviewed; details given about King’s view that Muslim leaders are not cooperating with law enforcement. [American Islamic Forum for Democracy Dr. M. Zuhdi JASSER†- says it’s about the idea that Islamic law takes precedence over American law.] [Representative Daniel LUNGREN†- questions Somali Education and Social Advocacy Center director Abdirizak Bihi†.] [BIHI – explains what happened when relatives were recruited by terrorists.] [Representatives Laura RICHARDSON†, Sheila Jackson LEE†- oppose the hearings.] [Representative Mike ROGERS†- says there is a small element that is radicalizing.] [Islamic Center of Long Island Dr. Faroque KHAN†- says King has been a Muslim basher.] [Representative Keith ELLISON†- recalls a Muslim paramedic killed on 9/11.] [KING – defends the hearing.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) The reprimand for 9 officers for giving positive reports on Maj. Nidal Hassan, who went on a shooting spree at Ft. Hood, Texas noted.

(Murfreesboro, Tennessee: Seth Doane) The reaction of the Muslim Sbenaty family of Murfreesboro, Tennessee to the Congressional hearings featured; details recalled about the controversies over proposals to build mosques near Ground Zero in New York City and in Murfreesboro; details given about a bill proposed by Tennessee state senators Bill Ketron† and Judd Matheny† that criminalizes aspects of Sharia law. [Son Salim SBENATY††, daughter Dima SBENATY†, father Saleh SBENATY†- offer views on the hearings; defend their religion.]

Couric, Katie;
Cordes, Nancy;
Doane, Seth

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