Browsing All posts tagged under »profiling«

More U.S. Muslims facing problems in return from travel abroad

May 14, 2010

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By Tara Bahrampour Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, April 2, 2010; A06 Muslim advocacy groups say an increasing number of Muslim and Arab U.S. citizens and permanent residents who travel abroad are facing new complications in returning to the United States because of heightened security. An attempted Christmas day bombing on a Detroit-bound airplane caused […]

Open Season on Muslims: Increase in Profiling

January 9, 2010

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CAIR Nadia Hassan says she was the victim of profiling during a full body search at an airport. CNN’s Alina Cho reports. (CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad quoted on profiling incidents.) Muslim Fears Over Profiling Heightened Debate over Racial Profiling

Islamophobia 101: Episode 35–Screening Must Include Religion, Ethnicity

January 5, 2010

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Rafik Beekun Steve Emerson, the self-proclaimed terrorism expert (The Jerusalem Post (9/17/94) has noted that Emerson has “close ties to Israeli intelligence.”) is at it again in this opinion piece on CNN. Screening Must Include Religion, Ethnicity By Steven Emerson, Special to CNN January 5, 2010 http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/01/05/emerson.profiling.smart.screening/index.html Editor’s note: Steven Emerson is the executive director […]

U.S. attorney targeted N. Miss. store owners

September 29, 2009

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Clarion Ledger Jerry Mitchell jmitchell@clarionledger.com The U.S. attorney’s office in Oxford targeted convenience store operators in north Mississippi, many of Middle Eastern descent, despite a lack of any connection to terrorism, according to documents obtained by The Clarion-Ledger. The Convenience Store Initiative arose from meetings with local law enforcement officers in the years following 9-11 […]

Somali-American professors angered over repeated airport searches

August 24, 2009

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MPR News by Laura Yuen, Minnesota Public Radio August 24, 2009 Minneapolis — Two Somali-American scholars at the University of Minnesota say they’re outraged by what they consider invasive questioning and searches while traveling abroad this summer. Abdi Samatar chairs the U’s geography department. He’s married to Cawo Abdi, a sociology professor. Since June, the […]

FBI Using Fake Muslim Converts or Missionaries to Entrap Muslims

March 3, 2009

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By Teresa Watanabe and Paloma Esquivel, Los Angeles Times, March 1, 2009 The Islamic Center of Irvine is a beige stucco building that blends into the rows of office buildings surrounding it. But last week, it became the most publicized mosque in California with disclosures that the FBI sent an informant there to spy and […]

Shame on AirTran for poor treatment of Muslim Family Passengers

January 2, 2009

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Note from Rafik Beekun: Air Tran refused to rebook a Muslim family after some overly suspicious passengers misinterpreted comments made by a couple of family members leading to their being removed from the flight, and to their being immediately cleared by the FBI.  Several members of one family were detained and surrounded in the pre-boarding […]

Former Marine outlines secret dossiers on Muslims and Arabs in Southern California

November 17, 2008

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By Rick Rogers STAFF WRITER, San Diego Union-Tribune November 17, 2008 OCEANSIDE – Two years after his arrest, a former Marine gunnery sergeant is talking about the FBI, CIA and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement files he stole from Camp Pendleton for a civilian agency. Gary Maziarz, a former Marine intelligence specialist, gave secret government […]

Alledged U.S. Department of Justice Guidelines May Lead to Profiling of Muslim/Arab Americans

July 4, 2008

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Washington, DC 7/3/08 The Muslim Public Affairs Council, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), the Arab American Institute (AAI), and other organizations are concerned by an Associated Press report quoting “senior FBI, Justice Department, and U.S. intelligence officials” concerning new Department of Justice guidelines which are slated for implementation later this summer. The guidelines would allegedly […]

Airport searches of laptops and other devices are intrusive

February 11, 2008

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By Jeanne Meserve CNN WASHINGTON (CNN) — Amir Khan says he becomes frustrated and humiliated every time he enters the United States and federal agents search his computers. Khan, a Pakistani-born U.S. citizen, says it has happened five times since 2003. He says agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection have even forced him to […]