Already angered by the government’s treatment of Yusuf Islam, the American
Muslim community is likely to become further enraged when the Bush
administration launches a new pre-election antiterrorism campaign this week
that will include the likely arrests of hundreds of aliens from Middle
Eastern and other countries known to be havens for terrorists. Homeland
Security has targeted for possible detention as many as 2,000 foreigners
who are believed to be in violation of their visas and about whom there is
“soft intelligence” suggesting possible terror connections. Some security
and intel officials acknowledged, however, that intel on Yusuf Islam might
be so soft that the U.S. authorities may have to apologize to the singer


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