Metro Detroit Muslims and Arab Americans say the government crackdown on Muslim charities has been too tight, ensnaring what they see as innocent efforts to help needy people.

But the federal government says its actions, including raids, are a move to stanch the flow of money to terrorist groups in the Islamic world.

As Ramadan, a time of fasting and giving, approaches, the U.S. Attorney in Detroit, Stephen Murphy, is hosting a forum Tuesday in Dearborn on charitable donations to address concerns of metro Detroit Muslims and Arab Americans.

An official with the U.S. Treasury Department who deals with terrorist financing also plans to attend the forum. (MORE)


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