February 22, 2012

Religious Profiling Funded With Your Tax Dollars

Sahar Aziz, The Guardian

In the same week, a Moroccan 29-year-old man was caught attempting to bomb the Capitol in a government-led terrorism sting operation and the NYPD was caught systemically spying on Muslim students at Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers, and other universities on the US east coast. These two seemingly distinct events epitomize the fundamental flaws in the government's counterterrorism policies.

On the one hand, the government, under both the Bush and Obama administrations, has expended significant resources to conduct "community outreach" meetings with Muslims across the nation. On the other hand, while Muslims are lured into trusting their government, they are systematically spied on, investigated, and sometimes prosecuted.

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