Somalilandsun – The latest Snowden leak is big news, but old news: civil-rights leaders spied on because of who they are. But why didn’t I make the list?
Sometimes I actually forget that simply because I’m Muslim, my own government might consider me suspicious. But then there are things that serve as jarring reminders, such as today’s news that Muslim-American leaders were being spied on by the NSA and FBI.
Reporters Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain, based on information provided by Edward Snowden, have documented the FBI and NSA’s covert surveillance of the email accounts of 202 American Muslims. The surveillance focused on visible Muslim-American leaders such as civil rights advocates, lawyers and a Republican political candidate during 2006-2008. Continue Reading