CAIR: Families of Terror Suspects Assist FBI

Wiretaps. Informants. Financial records. All play vital roles in U.S. government investigations to prevent terrorist attacks.

But during the past six months, another investigative tool has received increased attention — cooperation from suspects’ families.

Also in December, the FBI arrested five Virginia men in Pakistan after their families, concerned the men were in Pakistan to join a terrorist group, alerted the Council on American-Islamic Relations. CAIR then persuaded the relatives to contact the FBI, said Ibrahim Hooper, a CAIR spokesman. (More)


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