Government Snooping on Americans Doesn’t Include Mosques


protest at Dearborm Islamic Center

Photo of protest outside Dearborn, Michigan Islamic Center. Why would anyone monitor them?

The US government which is so intent on Internet spying of Americans does not spy on Mosques. This has been the case since October 2011 and it is the result of pressure from Islamic groups.

According to independent surveys, about 80% of the preachers in US Mosques preach violent jihad or distribute violent literature to worshippers.

Not monitoring Mosques makes about as much sense as everything else that is happening in this country.

Investors Daily had a scathing piece elaborating on this anomaly. Check out the excerpt.

The White House assures that tracking our every phone call and keystroke is to stop terrorists, and yet it won’t snoop in mosques, where the terrorists are.

That’s right, the government’s sweeping surveillance of our most private communications excludes the jihad factories where homegrown terrorists are radicalized.

Since October 2011, mosques have been off-limits to FBI agents. No more surveillance or undercover string operations without high-level approval from a special oversight body at the Justice Department dubbed the Sensitive Operations Review Committee.

Who makes up this body, and how do they decide requests? Nobody knows; the names of the chairman, members and staff are kept secret.

We do know the panel was set up under pressure from Islamist groups who complained about FBI stings at mosques. Just months before the panel’s formation, the Council on American-Islamic Relations teamed up with the ACLU to sue the FBI for allegedly violating the civil rights of Muslims in Los Angeles by hiring an undercover agent to infiltrate and monitor mosques there.

Full story at investors daily and information about the FBI domestic operations here.