FBI secretly collected info on religious groups and members through outreach program, documents show
- Year: 2011
- Length: 5:07 minutes (4.69 MB)
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The FBI has been accused of spying on American Muslims in another example of secret surveillance revealed in agency documents. The documents show that the FBI used its community outreach programs in order to collect and store information on students, community members and religious organizations. The documents were obtained through the Freedom of Information Act by the ACLU, the Asian Law Caucus and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. One of those groups targeted by the FBI is the Muslim Community Organization, based in San Francisco. And we’re joined now by Isa Shaw, a board member. In response to a request for more information on the community outreach program, the FBI told FSRN that the agency maintains "a clear distinction” between outreach and operation activities. It added in a statement, that it takes seriously any allegation of improper conduct. To access the FBI files: http://www.aclu.org/national-security/aclu-eye-fbi-alert-community-outre...