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US Rights Groups Condemn NSA Spying, Religious Slurs Against Muslim-Americans

Offbeat  (tags: Hacking, Human rights, Intelligence, Law, Obama, Politics, Robert Bridge, SciTech, Security, Snowden, USA )

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Following reports on the FBI and NSA's targeting of Muslim-Americans, an alliance of 44 civil rights groups has sent a letter to President Obama, while the NSA faces criticism over racial slurs.

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Rose B (141)
Friday July 11, 2014, 2:45 am
FBI, NSA targets Muslim-American lawyers, rights activists

Not only does the NSA seem to unfairly target Muslims over their religious beliefs, but the agency peppered the report with racial slurs, at one point calling a hypothetical target in an instructional manual from 2005 “Mohammed Raghead.”

The letter from the 44 civil rights groups, organized by the American Civil Liberties Union, drew parallels between the NSA’s intense interest in Muslims and the political firestorm that prevailed during an earlier politically turbulent period of American history:

Billie C (2)
Saturday July 12, 2014, 9:56 pm
they are targeting everybody if you are american the nsa is spying on you. it's time to get rid of the nsa.
bush started it and obama gave them even more power. time to take the power away. we the people will take care of our country without taking away everybody's freedom.
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