The nuisance lawsuit alleges that the watchlist system imposes “a kind of second-class citizenship” on Muslims.
CAIR “Without charges, without arrests, without even an investigation sometimes—the agency defendants act in concert to deprive thousands of ‘innocent’ Muslims of their right to be free from a government that extrajudicially designates them as worthy of permanent suspicion,” the lawsuit explains.
Media reports have revealed a secret watchlist system program called Quiet Skies (started in 2010 by Barack Hussein Obama) that dramatically increases the number of Muslims targeted.
The lawsuit’s plaintiffs are all Muslims—people who have not yet been charged, arrested or convicted of a violent crime—from Washington DC, Florida, Michigan, Virginia, Washington State, Indiana, Kansas and New Jersey.
Muslim individuals targeting by the watchlist an be, through various programs, denied the ability to travel by air, subject to invasive and stigmatizing searches and interrogations, detained for hours at border crossings, have their electronics seized, be deprived of the right to purchase a firearm, and have their bank accounts closed—in addition to other innumerable consequences that flow from the government’s secretive watchlists. (Thank you, President Trump, I feel safer now)