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  •  if an atty challenging US govnt spied upon, ACLU (12+ / 0-)

    article on this article in wired

    if they could put the head of leading Muslim organization in the US, someone who met with presidents and served on commissions, why not me or ACLU?

    The surveillance of Nihad Awad is also startling, given his prominence working with the U.S. government to improve relations with the Muslim-American community. Although he served on a civil liberties panel for Vice President Al Gore, met with Presidents Clinton and Bush and other officials on behalf of the Muslim-American community and participated in a press conference with Bush after the 9/11 attacks, the government began monitoring his email communication in 2005 for reasons that, as The Intercept lays them out, appear to be convoluted and tenuous.

    It’s hard to imagine the government placing the head of the American Civil Liberties Union—a group that also defends the interests of Muslim Americans—under similar surveillance.

    Awad told Greenwald that he thinks all Americans should be outraged and concerned by the surveillance. “Because if it is Muslim Americans today, it is going to be them next,” he said.

    Latest Snowden Leaks: FBI Targeted Muslim-American Lawyers

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