Thursday, September 20, 2007

ACLU and CAIR Sue the FBI Over Surveillance: STOP THE ACLU BLOGBURST

I apologize. I have been negligent in my duties as a card-carrying member of STOP THE ACLU. Thanks to Jay, for this week's BLOGBURST!

BIG hat tip to LGF

CAIR, the unindicted co-conspirators with Hamas, have joined with their favorite group, the ACLU, to sue the FBI to release records of their surveillance of Muslims….regardless and not even caring of what consequences this could bring about.

The ACLU and Muslim advocacy groups sued the FBI and the Justice Department
on Tuesday, alleging that authorities failed to turn over records detailing
suspected surveillance of the Muslim-American community.

The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana, alleges that the
FBI has turned over only four pages of documents to community leaders, despite a
Freedom of Information Act request filed more than a year ago.

The request sought records that described FBI guidelines and policies for
surveillance and investigation of Muslim religious organizations, as well as
specific information about FBI inquiries targeting 11 groups or
people.

The lawsuit states that all the plaintiffs—who include some of the most
prominent Muslim leaders in California—have reason to believe they have been
investigated by the FBI since January 2001.

“It sends a message that Muslim-Americans have been, and continue to be,
cooperating with law enforcement, but they’re concerned there might be a
disproportionate focus … on their religious practices,” said Ranjana Natarajan,
an ACLU attorney.

One plaintiff, Shakeel Syed, said that his organization and others have
spent three years building a relationship with the FBI but that the agency’s
resistance to the request was troubling. “I think it is in the best interests of
the government to come clean and be transparent and forthright,” said Syed,
executive director of the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California. “This is
a credibility issue.” …

The FBI responded to the request first by saying it couldn’t identify any
records that met the criteria requested. After an appeal, the agency turned over
four pages that dealt with the Council of American- Islamic Relations and Hussam
Ayloush, the council’s executive director for Southern California.

Those documents dealt with a suspected hate crime at a mosque that the
council had reported to the FBI and a conversation Ayloush had with an FBI agent
about cooperating with federal law enforcers, Natarajan said.


Not mentioned is that these “prominent Muslim leaders in California” are affiliated with CAIR, and that CAIR is an unidicted co-conspirator with Hamas. I hope they are being watched by the FBI! I sure hope America wakes up BEFORE its too late.

The ACLU spin:

Kary Moss, director of the Detroit branch of the ACLU, said its review
concluded the plan is a “reasonable accommodation” to resolve “safety and
cleanliness issues” that arose when Muslims used public sinks for foot cleaning
before prayers, which often spilled water on bathroom floors.

“We view it as an attempt to deal with a problem, not an attempt to make it
easier for Muslims to pray,” said Moss, who likened the plan to paying for added
police during religious events with huge turnouts. “There’s no intent to promote
religion.”


Blah, blah, blah…I am with Southchild…

We don’t CAIR how the ACLU tries to spin this. We recognize Dhimmitude when we see it. Thanks to Samantha Burns, Right Voices and Cao for the linkfest.

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