Skip to comments.Southland Muslim Groups Sue FBI Over Surveillance
Posted on 09/18/2007 10:20:07 PM PDT by kellynla
Several Islamic groups in Southern California sued the FBI on Tuesday to force the agency to release more documents about the alleged surveillance of individuals and local mosques following the Sept. 11 attacks.
In May 2006, 11 Muslim leaders and community groups sent the FBI a Freedom of Information Act request asking for documents about suspected surveillance of them and sued after the bureau released just four pages, one of them largely blank.
The ACLU, which filed the FOIA request and lawsuit, believes the FBI did not turn over all its is withholding information. The civil rights group said in a statement that the FBI "squandered an opportunity" to build trust with the Muslim community by not releasing the information.
The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana and alleges that FBI officials made an inadequate search for documentsthe FBI's document search was inadequate. The suit says there is concern that FBI investigations "threaten to erode the constitutionally protected freedom of religion that Muslim Americans enjoy."
Tom Blanton, director of the National Security Archive at George Washington University in Washington, said that in the last five years the FBI had increasingly responded to FOIA requests by saying there were no records. "So, four pages is a gold mine," he said.
The group archive is an independent research institute that collects and publishes declassified documents obtained through the FOIA.
Last year, local Islamic leaders said they turned to the ACLU for help after the FBI provided little information in response to their concern about government monitoring. They said mosquegoers reported being questioned by the FBI about their religious practices and the sermons given during prayer services.
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They are always whining about this in Lodi, too. I just think that until Mosques in the US publicly denouce the Jihadist movement, they must be watched.
Islamic Shura Council of Southern California
2115 W. Crescent Ave, Suite 216
Anaheim, CA 92801
Phone: (714) 239-6473
FAX: (714) 239-6493
I’ve seen “BS meters”, now someone needs to Photoshop sympathy levels...right now mine reads “Couldn’t give less of a sh*t if I tried with all my might.”
I’m out there
The FBI is the last and least of the Muzzies problems
Southland Muslim groups? Are these the guys that work at 7-11?
” I just think that until Mosques in the US publicly denouce the Jihadist movement, they must be watched.”
Still wouldn’t mean anything. It’s fine to lie to the infidel, remember?
This is a slap in the face to Muslims everywhere, after all the help they've given to law enforcement in preventing atrocities like 9/11 and the WTC bombing. Not to mention their willingness to keep a low profile at airports to keep from alarming members of the traveling public.
And here I thought this was going to be a story about 7-11 franchisees.
Shut um down !
there should be no mosques in the USA
they want mosques ? go back to point of origin
“they want mosques ? go back to point of origin”
No mosques until there’s a cathedral in Mecca.
Reciprocity and all that.
Just to be sure?
Why can’t they spy on them? They are not of this country.
Can anyone say Terroist?
‘Sall right- many here don’t know that you can pluralize terrorist by adding an S.
Thanks for the lesson. If you got the message, great.
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