American Muslims Sue FBI for Allegedly Placing Them on No Fly List After They Refused to Become Informants

By: Wednesday April 23, 2014 10:53 am

A lawsuit brought on behalf of four American Muslim men has been filed against the FBI for allegedly punishing them by placing them on the No Fly List when they refused to become informants and spy on American Muslim communities. The case, Tanvir v. Holder, was filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and [...]

Appeal Filed in Lawsuit Against NYPD Spying on Muslims

By: Friday March 21, 2014 10:15 am

A group of Muslims in New Jersey, who are represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and Muslim Advocates, have appealed a decision in a lawsuit against spying by the New York Police Department. In February, federal Judge William J. Martini of the United States District Court of Newark accepted most if not all [...]

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against NYPD Spying, Argues Associated Press Caused Muslims to Suffer

By: Friday February 21, 2014 9:44 am

A lawsuit alleging the New York Police Department’s surveillance programs had involved discrimination because the department targeted Muslims at mosques, schools and restaurants in New Jersey was dismissed by a federal judge. The federal judge, William J. Martini, in the United States District Court of Newark, accepted most if not all of the government’s arguments [...]

Podcast: American Muslims & What the Debate on NSA Surveillance Means for Them

By: Sunday January 26, 2014 9:55 am

Ever since the War on Terrorism began and the United States government started to engage in mass surveillance in the country and around the world, American Muslims have been warning this surveillance would eventually affect everyone in the country, not just Muslim communities. Documents provided to journalists by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden have shown that [...]

NSA’s Targeting of Radical Muslims’ Porn Viewing Like Something Out of Hoover’s COINTELPRO

By: Wednesday November 27, 2013 10:33 am

Six individuals, who are each Muslim, were apparently targeted by the National Security Agency because they had engaged in “online promiscuity” or viewed pornographic websites, according to a top secret document from former NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and provided to Glenn Greenwald, Ryan Gallagher and Ryan Grim for Huffington Post. The tactic was developed in [...]

Muslim Teen Charged with Soliciting Murder of FBI Agent Who Posed as Terrorist to Push Him to Blow Up Bar

By: Friday September 6, 2013 6:56 pm

A nineteen year-old Muslim teen from a Chicago suburb, who already faced terrorism charges after an undercover FBI agent convinced him to try and blow up a downtown bar, has been charged with trying to have an FBI agent murdered. This case has largely flown under the radar, however, in recent weeks, it has been [...]

New Evidence Suggests Muslim Convicted of Terrorism Charges Was Falsely Identified as Al Qaeda Agent

By: Monday July 15, 2013 11:27 am

Yassin Aref was convicted of terrorism charges that included conspiring to aid a terrorist group, providing support for a weapon of mass destruction, money-laundering and material support for a foreign terrorist organization after being arrested in an FBI sting operation in Albany, New York in 2006. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison in [...]

Suspicionless Surveillance of Muslim Americans by NYPD Challenged by ACLU Lawsuit

By: Wednesday June 19, 2013 11:59 am

A lawsuit against unlawful surveillance against Muslim communities by the New York Police Department (NYPD) was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), New York Civil Liberties Union and Clear Project yesterday. It stems from many of the revelations that came out of the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting the Associated Press did last year on how [...]

Did an Undercover FBI Agent Entice Tunisian Student Linked to Canada Terror Plot to Commit Visa Fraud?

By: Friday May 10, 2013 11:02 am

The United States Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York, the New York field office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Ray Kelly, the New York Police Department (NYPD) commissioner, have stopped another individual from committing an act of terrorism. So it seems. An FBI press release announced that charges against [...]

Former NYPD Head of Intelligence Analysis Uses Boston Bombing to Revive ‘Radicalization’ Report He Co-Authored

By: Monday April 29, 2013 3:12 pm

In the aftermath of the Boston bombing, US media organizations have been providing a platform to a former New York Police Department head of intelligence analyst and co-author of a heavily critiqued and rejected report on the radicalization of Muslims in the West. He has been on CNN and Fox News sharing his views and was also [...]

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