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Congressman Tom Marino

Representing the 10th District of Pennsylvania

Homeland Security - 3rd Radicalization Hearing

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 2:00pm

WHAT: Homeland Security Committee -- 3rd in a Series on Radicalization of the Muslim-American Community

SUBJECT: "Al Shabaab: Recruitment and Radicalization Within the Muslim-American Community and the Threat to the Homeland"

WHEN: 10 a.m. July 27

WHERE: 311 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

CHAIRMAN Peter King:  "...we will examine Somalia-based terrorist organization al-Shabaab’s ongoing recruitment, radicalization, and training of young Muslim-Americans and al-Shabaab’s linking up with al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). 

"There are growing concerns that al Shabaab in Somalia is linking up with al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in Yemen to better train these radicalized young men in order to attack Americans around the world, as well as launch attacks against our homeland."

WITNESSES: Ahmed Husen, National President, Canadian Somali Congress; William Anders Folk, former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota, and former JAG officer, U.S. Marine Corps; Thomas Joscelyn, Senior Fellow and Executive Director, Center for Law and Counterterrorism, Foundation for Defense of Democracies; Tom Smith, Chief of Police, St. Paul, Minn.;

WATCH: The hearing will be webcast at www.homeland.house.gov