Some reports include, "suspicious Middle Eastern males buy several large pallets of water," "suspicious photography of the Federal Courthouse in Sacramento," "two Middle Eastern looking males taking photographs of Folsom Dam," and "female subject taking photos of Folsom Post Office."
"The challenge is once you get flagged, you're placed in a federal counterterrorism database," explained Basim Elkarra, executive director of Sacramento Valley's Council on American Islamic Relations.
A report from the Council on American-Islamic Relations classified 37 groups as belonging to an 'inner core' of organizations whose mission is to spread what it calls Islamophobia.
By David Knowles, New York Daily News
'Islamphobia,' it seems, is a lucrative business.
American-based groups promoting an anti-Muslim worldview took in more than $119 million in revenue between 2008 and 2011, a new report by the Council on American-Islamic Relations has found.