Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo), a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, today released the following statement denouncing this week’s hearing entitled “The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and That Community’s Response.”

“What’s truly radical is profiling and demonizing entire communities of people based on their faith. This mindset flies in the face of the values we stand for as Americans. Radicalization and homegrown terrorism are serious and legitimate concerns that deserve thoughtful examination, not an ideologically motivated charade. Hearings driven by intolerance inflame anti-American sentiment. Our nation deserves better.”