CAIR attempts yet again to shift the focus away from Muslims as possible perpetrators of violent terror acts to Muslims as victims of discrimination and harassment. One principal effect could be an inhibition of investigations involving Muslims, making us all less safe. Is that what CAIR wants? A follow-up to this story. “Group Tells Muslims to Document Treatment,” from AP, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
WASHINGTON – Muslim-Americans trying to re-enter the United States after international travel should record instances in which they’re singled out as security risks, a civil rights group said Tuesday.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations asked traveling Muslims to record any examples of excessive security checks or fingerprinting when returning from a religious conference in Canada this weekend or from the annual hajj to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, next month.
Last year, three dozen Muslim-American men and women were searched, questioned, fingerprinted and photographed without explanation at two western New York border crossings after returning from a from an Islamic conference in Toronto.
No one in the group was charged, and the civil rights council filed a lawsuit against the Homeland Security Department in response. The lawsuit is ongoing.
“Americans of all faiths should be free to travel without fear of being singled out based solely on their religious practices or associations,” council legal director Arsalan Iftikhar said in a statement Tuesday.