Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and the other Congressmuslim Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), along with several other Democrat useful idiots in Congress sent a letter today to Secretary Mike Pompeo requesting information about the dissemination of data from Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB or Muslim terrorist watchlist) to multiple foreign countries, including countries that violate international human right laws.
OMAR.house.gov The Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB) is shared with over 60 foreign governments, with no accountability or oversight over the way those governments use the information. An FBI official has acknowledged in sworn testimony that it has never stopped disseminating watchlist information to a foreign government as a result of that government’s human rights abuses.
“In our oversight role as Members of Congress, we are entitled to information as to which countries receive this sensitive and classified information about American citizens, many of whom have never been charged, arrested, or convicted of a crime,” the Members wrote. Congresswoman Omar was joined by Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Tim Ryan (D-OH), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Jared Huffman (D-CA), Mark Pocan (D-WI), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), James McGovern (D-MA), Al Green (D-TX), Jesús “Chuy” Garcia (D-IL), and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL).
“We are also extremely concerned that the federal government is sharing watchlist information with countries with dubious human rights records, including Saudi Arabia and China…. Giving the same people who violently murdered Jamal Khashoggi access to the watchlist puts lives in danger. We have also received credible reports that Uyghur Muslim activists have been added to the watchlist at the behest of the Chinese government. It is unacceptable for U.S. resources to contribute to the brutal repression of political dissidents abroad.”
“It is dangerous enough that the federal government keeps a secret watchlist of more than one million people, almost all of whom are Muslim, and treats these Muslims like second class citizens,” said Nihad Awad, National Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
“The danger, however, increases exponentially when this watchlist is shared with tyrannical regimes all across the world. Congress and the public ought to know which foreign governments receive the watchlist and what has been done to people targeted by a watchlisting system that now spans the globe.
You can read the full letter below:
CAIR has been suing the government over this watchlist for many years. So far, they have gotten exactly nowhere!