Lawsuit Challenges Secretive Policy Allegedly Used Against Muslim Immigrants to Deny Citizenship

By: Friday August 1, 2014 10:53 am

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on behalf of five Muslims allegedly denied American citizenship because of a secretive policy a Homeland Security Department’s immigration agency operates. The program grants the government broad discretion to designate those applying for citizenship as “national security concerns.” According to the ACLU’s filed complaint [PDF], the United [...]

HSBC Bankers Get No Jail Time for Terrorist Financing While Somali Sentenced for Charity

By: Sunday December 16, 2012 12:49 pm

This past week, the Justice Department announced that HSBC Bank had agreed to forfeit $1.256 billion and “enter a deferred prosecution agreement” for engaging in money laundering that involved the financing of drug cartels and groups with ties to terrorism. The agreement indicated there would be no criminal prosecution. Not one bank executive or lower-level [...]

San Francisco FBI Violated Muslims’ First Amendment Rights with ‘Mosque Outreach’ Program

By: Tuesday March 27, 2012 1:33 pm

Under the guise of “mosque outreach,” the FBI division based in San Francisco, California, collected intelligence on mosques and Muslim religious organizations. The intelligence collected included information on First Amendment-protected activities, such as details on religious beliefs and practices. And the information was not used by just the FBI but was marked as “positive intelligence” [...]

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