A coalition of Muslim organizations is asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder today to investigate complaints that the FBI is approaching local Muslims and asking them to inform on Islamic congregations in Metro Detroit.

Muslim leaders in Michigan and across the country say members of mosques are frequently approached and asked to provide information about activities in their communities.
“We seek to ensure that our country is secure from all threats regardless of the source, but we take exception to community members being asked to spy on law-abiding Americans exercising the constitutional rights of freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom of assembly,” said Victor Ghalib Begg, chairman of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Michigan, a group that represents mosques and other Muslim organizations in Michigan. (More)


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