House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King, R-N.Y., convened the first in a series of hearings examining the radicalization of U.S. Muslims. Here’s a glance at the key players on the panel.
The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., insists that it's just common sense to investigate terror groups' attempts to recruit stateside. (Photo by Chet Susslin)
Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., is one of two Muslim members of Congress. Ellison represents a Minneapolis district with many immigrants from North Africa. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Zuhdi Jasser is the former physician to Congress who now heads the American Islamic Forum for Democracy. Jasser supported the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. (Photo by Chet Susslin)
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca will testify for Democrats. (Photo by Chet Susslin)
Melvin Bledsoe’s son, Carlos, converted to Islam while at college and is charged with killing an Army private at a recruiting station in Little Rock, Ark. (Photo by Chet Susslin)
Abdirizak Bihi is director of the Somali Education and Social Advocacy Center in Minneapolis. (Photo by Chet Susslin)