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CAIR Rep to Comment on FBI and NSA Spying at Privacy and Civil Liberties Board Meeting

CAIR-logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/23/14) – A representative of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will offer recommendations today to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) during a public meeting to consider the board's near- and long-term agenda.

CAIR Government Affairs Manager Robert McCaw's comments will address recent revelations that the FBI and NSA have been spying on U.S. Muslim leaders and will provide recommendations to the PCLOB that take into account the troubling impacts of certain national security programs on the privacy and civil liberties rights of American Muslims, Arab-Americans, South Asians, and Sikhs.

In his prepared statement, McCaw also addresses federal terrorist watch-listing policies and procedures on racial and religious profiling, DOJ and DHS racial profiling guidelines, blanket FBI surveillance and entrapment of Muslims, racially- and religiously-biased training of federal law enforcement agents, and civil liberties abuses concerning fusion centers.

CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Manager Robert McCaw, 202-999-8292, rmccaw@cair.com

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