2014-04-24 19:16:06

Muslim Americans Accuse FBI of Placing Them on "No Fly List" for Refusing to Become Informants

Naveed Shinwari is one of four American Muslims who filed suit against the government this week for placing them on the U.S. "no-fly list" after they refused to become FBI informants. The plaintiffs say they were barred from flying not because they were accused of any crime, but because they wouldn't spy on their communities. "It's very frustrating, you feel helpless," Shinwari says. "No one will tell you how you can get off of it, how you got on it. It has a profound impact on people's lives."

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Muslim No Fly List

Related

Democracy Now!

Uyghurs & Other Muslim Minorities Forced into Labor Programs to Staff Chinese Factories

Uyghurs & Other Muslim Minorities Forced into Labor Programs to Staff Chinese Factories

2 Million People Could Lose Citizenship in India

2 Million People Could Lose Citizenship in India

Rising Up With Sonali

India’s Modi Stokes Tensions Over Kashmir

India’s Modi Stokes Tensions Over Kashmir

The Thom Hartmann Program

How Mass Surveillance Targets Muslim People

How Mass Surveillance Targets Muslim People