A recent report from the Senate homeland security committee, which is headed by Sen. Joe Lieberman, has been criticized by Muslim groups. The report claimed the Internet is increasingly being used for the training and recruitment of terrorists by Islamist extremist groups — and is aimed at finding recruits within the U.S. borders.
In response, four Muslim and Arab organizations have issued a rejection of the report’s findings. Muslim Advocates, the Muslim Public Affairs Council, the Council on American Islamic Relations and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee claimed the report heavily relied on “widely criticized and deeply flawed” findings of a New York Police Department terrorist study. The groups also contended the committee only heard testimony from a single member of the U.S. Muslim community. .