Muslims questioned in 8 states about pre-election terrorism

Posted by | November 7, 2016 10:37 | Filed under: News Behaving Badly Politics Religion

The FBI questioned American Muslims in 8 states about election-related terrorism.

The individuals were asked a series of eight questions, including several specific to al-Qaeda, said Hassan Shibly, a lawyer and the executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) Florida.

He said his clients were asked if they knew the al-Qaeda leaders killed in U.S. military airstrikes last month, who U.S. officials believe were connected to the alleged plot, and if they knew of anyone who wished to cause harm to Americans at home or abroad.

Among those questioned, according to Shibly were a youth group leader and several wealthy doctors.

Shibly said he was not aware of anything that connected the targeted individuals to each other or to the alleged threat, aside from their religion and ethnicity. It appeared only Muslims of Afghani and Pakistani descent were questioned, he said.

“The FBI actions . . . to conduct a sweep of American Muslim leaders the weekend before the election is completely outrageous and . . . borderline unconstitutional,” Shibly told The Post. “That’s the equivalent of the FBI visiting churchgoing Christians because someone overseas was threatening to blow up an abortion clinic. It’s that preposterous and outrageous.”

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6 responses to Muslims questioned in 8 states about pre-election terrorism

  1. crc3 November 7th, 2016 at 11:19

    The FBI needs to be dismantled top to bottom because they continue to overstep their boundaries. This is also a small example of what a Rump presidency would be like. Damn fascists!!

    • whatthe46 November 7th, 2016 at 11:28

      i feel the exact same way about our police force. ween out the disruptive, from top to bottom. if you are a tRump supporter, then you have no business be a cop.

    • Mensa Member November 7th, 2016 at 23:46

      Are you old enough to remember J. Edgar Hoover? He was an absolute rogue. I think his DNA was imprinted on the FBI. Reform efforts have temporarily worked but over time, the agency drifts back to its origins.

      • crc3 November 8th, 2016 at 14:25

        Oh yes…I’m 65 and remember JEH very well. Hoover hated the Kennedy’s, MLK, Malcolm X. The Comey led FBI is the 2nd generation of f*ck ups and the bureau needs to be changed from top to bottom as a result. Hopefully Obama forces him out before HRC steps in otherwise she will have to deal with him…

  2. allison1050 November 7th, 2016 at 13:44


  3. Mensa Member November 7th, 2016 at 23:51

    I am convinced that only Muslims can defeat the extremists in their religion.

    So, it is essential that law enforcement make moderate Muslims their allies. But our government is doing just the opposite. This, I believe, fuels radicalism and makes America a less safe place.

    It’s such a waste — we taxpayers have paid BILLIONS of dollars to make ourselves LESS safe.

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