Gee, I can’t imagine why Muslims would be singled out for the Terror Watch List more than any other group? Surely, it isn’t as if they would hijack a plane and drive it into a tall building or sneak a bomb aboard a plane in their underwear? CAIR-Florida filed a constitutional challenge to the federal government’s watchlist system, including the TSA’s recently revealed Quiet Skies program.
Omar Saleh, CAIR-Florida’s attorney stated, “Our clients who have never been charged with or convicted of any terror-related offense. (That’s why they are put on a “Watch List” in anticipation of what some of them are likely to do, considering their history)
They are singled out and put on a watch list which subjects them to constant harassment and travel delays without notice or opportunity to address placement on this list. (Muslims are the reason real Americans are subjected to time-consuming security checks at the airport, something that didn’t happen until Muslims started hijacking planes)
This is a violation of their due process right and we want the Court to rule that the government’s arbitrary placement of those on the watch list simply by virtue of their religion is not only counterproductive, but unconstitutional.” (No, it’s precisely because of their religion and what religion commands them to do to unbelievers, that they are on the list in large numbers)
Quiet Skies punishes those who—through family, community or the workplace—have relationships with individuals the federal government has designated as a “known or suspected terrorist.” The program imposes indiscriminate surveillance upon a designee’s family members, friends, co-workers, and travel companions at airports and on airplanes. (That’s because they pose a higher risk)