The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations has just released a statement that says that placing Muslim jihadists on a ‘terror watch list’ is considered discriminatory.
Two federal lawsuits were filed this week and the Courthouse News Service reported that they contained CAIR’s allegations that the U.S. government’s terror watch list is unconstitutional because it violates the rights of individuals on the list. Apparently, the lawsuits claimed:
“Defendants have utilized the watch list, not as a tool to enhance aviation and border security, but as a bludgeon to coerce American Muslims into becoming informants or forgoing the exercise of their rights, such as the right to have an attorney present during law enforcement questioning.”
Executive Director of CAIR Dawud Walid said that tracking Islamic extremism meant that the federal government should also surveillance Donald Trump supporters. He said:
“I think the question is, are we going to be selective about this? Are we following people and placing people on this list who go to KKK meetings, people who go to Donald Trump rallies?”
The lawsuits also claim area with massive Muslim population of 40 percent are placed on the terror list only because of the Muslims that live there.
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