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Robert Marro heads up the Government Relations Committee for the All Dulles Area Muslim Society. He doesn't object to the hearings themselves, just how they are structured.

He feels the panel of witnesses is biased in the direction of King's own beliefs, and Marro says the fact that most Muslim extremists are turned in by other Muslims cannot be ignored.

"People like the Ashburn bomber, the Metro bomber, the five people who went over to Pakistan, what was overlooked in that is the fact that all of these people were turned in by other members of the community," Marro says.

Marro believes Islamic radicalization is real, but he also believes extremism pervades other cultures, organizations and religions in this country.

Which is why he fears hearings that point to this as a largely Muslim problem will do far more harm than good.

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