Durbin to hold hearing on bigotry toward Muslims

March 28, 2011 5:12:54 AM PDT
Senator Dick Durbin will chair a hearing that will look at what's being done to address anti-Muslim discrimination in the U.S.

He says the hearing is in response to a spike in anti-Muslim bigotry during the past year. Earlier this month, New York Senator Peter King held a hearing about radicalization in the Muslim community in America.

Monday's hearing with Senator Durbin will also examine measures to protect American Muslims' civil rights.