Muslim group CAIR sues over secret government watch lists

by Andrew Blake  |  published on April 7, 2016

The Michigan chapter of the the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) filed a pair of federal lawsuits on Tuesday that take aim at the U.S. government’s use of secret watch lists and their affect on thousands upon thousands of innocent American Muslims.

The first filing, a 73-page class-action lawsuit, seeks damages on behalf of Muslims who have been branded on government lists as “known or suspected terrorists” without being afforded due process. In a second suit, CAIR asked a District Court judge in Alexandria, Virginia, for an injunctive and declaratory relief related to the practice.

“The terrorism watch lists are premised on the false notion that the government can somehow accurately predict whether an innocent American citizen will commit a crime in the future based on religious affiliation or First Amendment activities,” CAIR Legal Director Lena F. Masri, Esq. said in a statement. “Our lawsuits challenge the wrongful designation of thousands upon thousands of American Muslims as known or suspected terrorists without due process.”

CAIR’s attorneys said the government has prevented a huge number of innocent Muslim-Americans from boarding airlines, opening bank accounts and exercising their Second Amendment right to bear arms by adding them to secret watch lists established after the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that are impossible to be removed from.

  • sherri palmer

    No terrorist group should be allowed to have a day in court; no muslim should be allowed to sue anyone other than a muslim; and both groups should not be in our country! If we have to constantly be on alert, constantly watch for threats, WTF are they doing here! I also feel this about illegal aliens! Time to get rid of all of them and their mosques! They never should have been allowed to own property or to vote!

  • Realist

    I have a solution if they feel violated…MOVE BACK TO THE MIDDLE EAST!!

  • SDofAZ

    And this group who sponsors terrorist should have a right to sue the FBI for watching their members. Time to deport then because if one group in the US now needs watching, it is the moslimes who support the terrorist and that is CAIR. Fight hard FBI, this cannot be allowed. CAIR needs to be stopped, not allowed to use our laws for their terrorist members. This group comes here under the disguise of religion. They use our religious freedom to skirt their real intent. They are not a religion, they are a theology the same as IRAN. They want to change this country internally and we must resist. Integrate or go home CAIR. Sharia is not our way and if you intend to be divisible then you are here under pretense and intent of change from a Republic/Democracy to a Theology of Oligarchy with a feudal mentality which is what most of the middle east operates under. Religious islam zealots or brutal tyrants rule the middle east. NOT HERE ever, no matter what BO and his administration have engineered, It will not stand.

  • bygeorge

    Does anyone not remember that all but one of the Islamic terrorists involved in the attack on America on 9/11 were Saudi’s? One must ask why does our media downplay anything involving the Saudi’s? Americans who have recognized the problem and sounded the alarm, have been attacked as being Islamaphobic, racist and out of touch with reality. Well,Chattanooga, Ft. Hood,, San Bernardino, Paris and Brussels, among other western targets of Islamic assault, should have put Americans back in touch with reality. Come on Folks, can’t we see that?

    Here’s another reality that’s being ignored: Many of American’s politicians have been corrupted by Saudi money. Hillary Clinton immediately comes to mind with her Clinton Crime Foundation receiving gigantic donations from Saudi Arabia (among others) and, our second biggest idiot in the Senate, John McCain, has also been tainted by Saudi’s largess.

    Senator John McCain received a $1 million donation from Saudi Arabia in 2014. McCain holds a honorary role with the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University, and its fundraising arm, the McCain Institute Foundation. McCain has even appeared at fundraising events for the institute and his Senate campaign’s fundraiser campaign as is revealed in the foundations tax returns. McCain is shown as the contact person for the foundation. That’s the power only a corrupt politician can wield even when federal law strictly prohibits foreign contributions to electoral campaigns. Here’s the corrupt part: the foreign donation restrictions do not apply to nonprofits engaged in policy studies, even those connected to sitting lawmakers. We don’t see that, do we?

    At this point we must look at Saudi motives for purchasing so much political influence in western countries, especially America. Another word for influence buying is “bribery”. Bribery is the sacred Sunna of Mohammed who commonly bribed foreign delegations to seek intelligence from them and to make them betray their countries to his jihad against them. So, every thing they do goes back to the demands of Islam. There, in a nut shell, is the motives of Saudi Arabia.

    Mohammed’s last words were his ‘three last orders’ one of which was, ..”give gifts to the foreign delegations as you have seen me dealing with them.” Then Mohammed ordered them to do other things. He said, “Turn the pagans out of the ‘Arabian Peninsula; respect and give gifts to the foreign delegations as you have seen me dealing with them.”

    The Saudi corruption runs deep. I wouldn’t be surprised if most of our ‘career’ politicians do not receive money from Saudi Arabia and other oil producing Arabic nations. Clearly, the same is true for our media. It’s no wonder our media outlets say little against Islamic terrorism, warning Instead of the fear of a backlash against Muslims. Why? Hasn’t happened yet!

    Also, ex-ambassadors to these countries have been awarded plush jobs at middle-east study Institutes sponsored by Saudi Arabia. Can you imagine that they would speak ill against Islam? Not only are Muslims buying political influence in Western governments, they have extend their financial influence to our universities, our think-tanks and our clueless Western leaders. The Pentagon, is delivering tons of modern weaponry to the very barbaric and genocidal islamic jihadists that are mass-murdering and butchering each other throughout the middle-east. Why?

    I read a short line on a news blog that sums up our dangers: “Skulduggery is the essence of Islam and Islam has the ethics of the mob”.

  • kcwas

    So CAIR is once again filling it’s own pockets…and as for watch list it is a needed and smart system if it is truly being used which I doubt but it’s a way for more free money for the WH systems around our country…right.. and the best system would be to ship the killers out

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