CAIR-OH: Ohio security bill has Muslims wary


Ohio Senate Bill 9 troubles Majed Dabdoub."And all Americans should be worried," added the Montgomery resident. "My concern is that we will see more arrests of innocent people."Senate Bill 9 is a state version of the Patriot Act. The measure is sponsored by Sen. Jeff Jacobson, a Dayton Republican.

Proponents of the bill say it would make the country safer and help uncover terrorist activity in Ohio. Critics say the bill contains vague language and could be an assault on individual freedoms.The bill was the focus Sunday at the Islamic Center of Cincinnati, which has weekly lectures for the community.

Gary Daniels, Ohio litigation coordinator for the ACLU, was the guest speaker Sunday to the crowd of about 50. "Normally this program brings in about a half-dozen people. I think the turnout alone says something about how concerned people in the community are," said Karen Dabdoub, director of the Cincinnati office for the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

CONTACT: CAIR-Ohio Cincinnati Office Director Karen Dabdoub, 513-281-8200, E-Mail: cincinnati@cair-ohio.com

 


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