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Protesters gather at the "Today, I Am A Muslim, Too" rally to protest against a planned congressional hearing on the role of Muslims in homegrown terrorism, Sunday, March 6, 2011 in New York. (AP)
Protesters gather at the "Today, I Am A Muslim, Too" rally to protest against a planned congressional hearing on the role of Muslims in homegrown terrorism, Sunday, March 6, 2011 in New York. (AP)

Republican Congressman Peter King of New York defended a hearing he'll hold tomorrow titled "The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response." Muslim and liberal groups are saying it unfairly vilifies Muslims in the U.S.

We speak with LA County Sheriff Leroy Baca, who will testify tomorrow and will say that he sees significant cooperation from American Muslims on reporting suspicious activity and people in their communities.

We also hear from Jarrett Brachman, professor at North Dakota State University. He runs the terrorism consulting firm, Cronus Global LLC.

This segment aired on March 9, 2011.

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