New York Times national religion correspondent Laurie Goodstein has written a bio/exposé piece on Brigitte Gabriel:

Through her books, media appearances and speeches, and her organization, ACT! for America, Ms. Gabriel has become one of the most visible personalities on a circuit of self-appointed terrorism detectors who warn that Muslims pose an enormous danger within United States borders.

Goodstein’s piece arrives amidst the “terror hearings” controversy. The hearings were announced late least year and resulted in protests in Times Square this past Sunday and a visit yesterday to a New York mosque by President Obama’s deputy national security adviser. The hearings, which openly focus on Muslims, are scheduled to begin later this week:

Representative Peter T. King, Republican of Long Island, will conduct hearings Thursday in Washington on a similar theme: that the United States is infiltrated by Muslim radicals. Mr. King was the first guest last month on a new cable television show that Ms. Gabriel co-hosts with Guy Rodgers, the executive director of ACT! and a Republican consultant who helped build the Christian Coalition, once the most potent political organization on the Christian right.

Click here to read Goodstein’s piece in its entirety.