Isn't the existence of "radical mosques" in America the problem?
Nicholas Kristof is concerned that Cong. Peter King's hearings into radicalization in the American Muslim community will cause Muslims, particularly in the "more radical mosques," to feel that people are "picking on" them.
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Kristof offered his commentary on today's Morning Joe.
NICHOLAS KRISTOF: I'm sure that at mosques around this country, especially the more radical mosques, this is going to be seen as one more evidence that people are picking on us.
So Kristof acknowledges the existence in America of "radical mosques." Isn't that the very proof of the need for inquiry along the lines Peter King is conducting? What Kristof suggests sounds like appeasement. People in "radical mosques" might feel like they're under scrutiny? Good.