CAIR-Minnesota Asks FBI to Stop Recruiting Informants in Mosques

The head of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) tells 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS she would like the FBI to stop visiting Mosques to ask Muslims to spy on each other.

Lori Saroya, CAIR-Minnesota Executive Director, speaking on behalf of other Muslims who do not wish to come forward on this issue, says "the FBI has visited every Mosque in the Twin Cities area and in most mosques across Minnesota asking Muslims to become informants."

Saroya says CAIR wants to cooperate with the FBI and says "we, as Muslims, have a religious and civic duty to report information about possible crimes, to law enforcement and we will." But, Saroya says when FBI agents show up at mosques it is intimidating and creates an atmosphere of fear and mistrust.

For background, see: FBI Approaching U.S. Mosque Leaders for Questioning


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