Your tax dollars enable the ACLU to give FREE LAWYERS to protect Muslims from FBI questionning

Apparently your tax dollars didn’t result in the desired result with this frivolous ACLU lawsuit:

You paid for this: ACLU Sues to Stop FBI Interviews of Arabs and Muslims

So now we have this:

St. Louis Today The program, which ACLU officials say may be its first nationwide, will provide volunteer attorneys for Muslims questioned by law enforcement officers.

Adil Imdad, 41, moved to the U.S. as a teenager from his native Pakistan. Imdad is a devout Muslim. He wears a long beard, in honor of Islam’s prophets. His forehead is occasionally bruised from bowing to the floor in frequent prayer. He travels to Pakistan to see his family there, and to Saudi Arabia for the Muslim pilgrimage known as hajj. He’s a leader at the Bilal mosque on St. Louis University’s campus.

In 2002, Imdad says, agents from the FBI interviewed him for the first time at his job at TSi Engineering in St. Louis. Since then, he has submitted to more than 20 FBI interviews, he said, some by phone and some in person. He keeps the business cards of each agent he has met in a laminated page in a three-ring binder. Each of their phone numbers is saved in his BlackBerry. Imdad said that during various interviews with FBI agents, he was locked in a room, repeatedly yelled at, asked what he was hiding and accused of lying.

Assistant Special Agent in Charge Maxwell Marker, of the FBI’s St. Louis division, said he could not talk about its relationship with specific Muslims in the area. But, he said, “the Muslim community, for us, is the same as any other community in the St. Louis area.” “For us to know what’s going on, what issues are affecting them, what crime problems might exist, we have to talk to people,” Marker continued. “That’s how we get information so we can have a positive impact in the community.”

This is the real reason behind the task force:

Since Sept. 12, 2001, Muslim Americans have been under the watchful eye of U.S. law enforcement — most notably, the FBI, whose focus shifted in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks from tracking domestic criminals to preventing terrorist attacks.

About two-thirds of the estimated 2.5 million Muslim Americans were born abroad, according to a 2007 by the Pew Research Center, and they travel frequently to their native countries. Such comings and goings have given FBI agents plenty of fodder for inquiry. In that same survey, 53 percent said it was more difficult to be a Muslim since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Most also believed the U.S. government “singles out” Muslims for increased surveillance and monitoring. (Gee, I wonder why?)

Since Sept. 11, news reports throughout the country have detailed cases of Muslims being targeted for interviews or placed on watch lists. The FBI has been criticized for infiltrating mosques and asking Muslims to spy on friends and family members. (That’s where all the terrorists become terrorists)

“Talking to people in the Muslim community, you get the sense that this is a group under siege,” said Brenda Jones, executive director of the ACLU of Eastern Missouri. Critics of the FBI say its approach with Muslims in the United States has been manipulative. They say agents take advantage of immigrants who don’t know they are not obliged to speak with the FBI, or that they should have a lawyer present if they do agree to an interview.

The project, an extension of the ACLU’s 5-year-old Muslim Rights Task Force, will provide volunteer attorneys for Muslims questioned by law enforcement officers. Other organizations, such as the (TERRORIST FRONT GROUP) Council on American-Islamic Relations and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, have founded similar programs.

Through an interpreter speaking Farsi, Jim Hacking, a St. Louis attorney and convert to Islam, told the men that the ACLU “is concerned that Muslims — both citizens and noncitizens — have had their rights violated by law enforcement officials.” (CRAP)

Andrew McCarthy, senior fellow at the National Review Institute and former federal terrorism prosecutor, said the ACLU’s program is obviously not helpful.” “It’ll make agents reconsider investigating in the first place,” McCarthy said. “What this is going to dry up is the normal give and take between a community and law enforcement. It should raise people’s eyebrows.”

Hacking, who said he has sat in on dozens of FBI interviews with Muslim Americans in St. Louis, said the agency has been requesting more time with Muslims in recent months after a string of incidents involving Americans who have left the country, allegedly to pursue terrorist agendas directed back at the United States.

“They need to trust that Muslim Americans will do their duty, just like everyone else, and let them know when something is amiss,” he said. (HAH!)

All but two members of the ACLU’s Muslim Rights Task Force are Muslims.

Paartial list of ACLU tax-payer funded activities on behalf of Muslim terrorist suspects

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ACLU to Provide Legal Help to Muslims and Arabs Caught Up in New Round of FBI Questioning

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ACLU of Illinois Launches Hotline for Muslims And Arab-Americans Unfairly Targeted by Law Enforcemen

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ACLU Sues FBI and Justice Department for Information on Ongoing Surveillance of Muslims in Northern California

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Sweeping Homeland Security Investigation Of Muslims Was Unconstitutional And Discriminatory, Says ACLU

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ACLU Threatens Lawsuit Over Shortening of Special Registration Deadline for Arabs and Muslims in Pennsylvania

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Terrorism Finance Laws Undermine American Muslims’ Religious Freedom, Says ACLU (Arabic)

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Letter from ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero Seeking More Information Regarding the Scope and Implementation of a Nationwide FBI Investigation Program to Question Thousands of Muslims in the United States

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ACLU of Illinois Challenges Ethnic and Religious Bias in Strip Search of Muslim Woman at O’Hare International Airport

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