ACMCU event: “The Civil Rights of Muslim Americans: A Casualty of the War on Terror” with Arjun Singh Sethi
Jan 25th, 2017 by sfs
December 7, 2016. Co-sponsored with the Bridge Initiative. Innocent Muslim Americans are a casualty of the war on terror. They are regularly targeted by abusive and overreaching counter-terrorism programs including countering violent extremism initiatives, watchlists, and suspicious activity reporting. They likewise endure disproportionate surveillance and profiling by national intelligence agencies and law enforcement. We spy on the many to catch the few. We target based on faith, not evidence of wrongdoing. This talk explored these abusive practices and discussed efforts underway to curb them.