PROFILING, that’s how! DEPT. OF HOMELAND SECURITY doing its job and CAIR has its panties in a wad. Local Muslims testify to ‘mistreatment’ when returning to U.S.
Too damn bad, stay out of our country if you don’t like it.
(SEATTLE, WA, 8/20/09) – A representative of the Washington state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-WA) met yesterday with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials to discuss allegations of racial and religious profiling at border checkpoints.
During Wednesday’s meeting, CAIR’s representative outlined the Muslim community’s concerns and five local Muslims told of being handcuffed, pinned to the ground, having guns pointed at them, hearing alarms sound when approaching a checkpoint, and reported anti-Muslim slurs from CBP agents. (Way to go, boys!)
“Numerous local Muslims who are U.S. citizens, professionals and active volunteers in their communities have reported disturbing treatment at the border when returning home,” said CAIR-WA Executive Director Arsalan Bukhari. (Your home is in the Middle East, not America)
Bukhari says reported treatment included being detained for up to eight hours, being handcuffed and kept in holding cells, having the contents of their wallets and purses photocopied, and having data from their electronic devices downloaded and retained by border officers. (That’s what we pay them for)
“It is unconscionable that government officials treat upstanding citizens as if they are criminals,” said Bukhari. (Mohammed Atta looked like an upstanding citizen too on 9/11 before he crashed the plane into the WTC) CAIR
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