These men were not arrested or cited. They were questioned. The FBI apparently had some reason to question them again recently. Hamas-linked CAIR is trying to intimidate the FBI into being afraid to question Muslims.
I myself have been questioned about my activities and allegiances after people have seen me in airports working on a website that prominently mentions “jihad.” When CAIR and these Muslim men try to make a big deal of this, the underlying agenda is clear: they are trying to inhibit law enforcement personnel. They’re trying to make sure that police and other investigators will be too intimidated and hamstrung by PC sensibilities to question young Muslim men about their actions, no matter where, no matter how suspicious.
Remember also that CAIR was involved in the attempt by six imams who were taken off an airplane after other passengers complained about their behavior to sue those passengers. If they had succeeded, people would have been afraid to report suspicious behavior by Muslims, for fear of getting sued. This is of a piece with that.
LAS VEGAS – A Muslim advocacy group representative accused the FBI on Monday of wrongly questioning five Muslim men in the Los Angeles area about praying in a shopping center parking lot in southern Nevada six months ago.
Council on American- Islamic Relations attorney Ameena Mirza Qazi in Los Angeles said she was concerned that federal investigators still think the men detained last December by Henderson police were “plotting something or were some sort of suspicious group.”
FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller in Los Angeles said the men were interviewed by FBI agents “to clarify routine reports of suspicious activity” and were not arrested.
“None of the men have been accused of wrongdoing,” Eimiller said.
Qazi, head of the CAIR Los Angeles chapter, said five of the men were questioned at their homes on Thursday morning.
“These young men were not engaged in any kind of suspicious activity,” Qazi said. “The concern is that they are continuing to be penalized for asserting their First Amendment rights. I think they were wrongly questioned.”…