Religious leaders in Rep. Peter King's (R-NY) district are calling on the Congressman to cancel his planned hearings on Muslim extremism in the United States.

Over 80 representatives of Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, and Hindu congregations on Long Island signed a letter to King expressing their concern that his hearings will “only further divide our community and undermine our nation’s highest ideals.”

You can read the letter (pdf) here. A letter signed by the Baptist Joint Committee and other religious liberty advocates also called on Rep. King to change course on the hearings set for early next month.