WASHINGTON - Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) met with the Homeland Security Committee today for a second round of hearings that focused on the alleged radicalization of American Muslims in U.S. prisons.

During his opening remarks today, King listed five examples of prisoners who were allegedly radicalized behind bars since 2002 and then traveled overseas to possibly train with terror organizations.

"A number of cases since Sept. 11 have involved terrorists who converted to Islam or radicalized Islam in American prisons, then subsequently attempted to launch terror strikes here in the U.S. upon their release from custody," King said.

The congressman believes that recent threats made by al-Qaida to intensify attacks on U.S. targets make the hearings important.

For the coverage of Rep. Peter King's Muslim hearings in Washington, D.C., go to your digital cable box and select iO Extra on Ch. 612.

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