The FBI’s terrorist watch list is riddled with inaccuracies, including 24,000 people who should not be banned from flying or entering the country and omissions of a few dozen individuals suspected of terrorism, according to the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Justice.
An audit by the inspector general supports what a number of Muslims have told The Detroit News over the past five years: They are continually stopped at border crossings or Detroit Metropolitan Airport based on the list, detained and questioned, sometimes for hours, and ultimately released…
“Advocates have said all along that there were hundreds of people whose names were on that list who had no business being there,” said Dawud Walid of the Council on American Islamic Relations, which is engaged in a running dispute with the FBI over its cooperation with the agency. “It shows how flawed the FBI’s policy has been regarding surveillance and counter-terrorism intelligence.” (More)

 

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