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LA lawsuit against FBI for spying on Muslims

By Carlos Montes |
February 25, 2011
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CAIR and ACLU file lawsuit against FBI in LA
CAIR and ACLU file lawsuit against FBI in LA (Fight Back! News/Carlos Montes)

Los Angeles, CA - The Council on American-Islamic Relations of the Greater Los Angeles Area (CAIR) and the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California (ACLU) filed a lawsuit against the FBI on Feb. 22. The lawsuit points out that the FBI sent an undercover agent, Craig Monteilh, to infiltrate local mosques in Southern California, to promote acts of violence and spy on thousands on worshippers.

This is another example of how the FBI is targeting and has unleashed repression against the Muslim and Arab communities.

The CAIR and ACLU lawsuit accuses the FBI of targeting Muslims because of their religion, which is a violation of the right to freedom of religion and freedom of association. The undercover agent later fell out with the FBI and is also suing the FBI for unpaid wages.