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Rights Group Urges Government To Probe Group Spying On American Muslims

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Quadri Adejumo
Quadri Adejumo

Quadri Adejumo is a graduate of Lagos State University. He's a reporter, sports column writer,...

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A Muslim civil rights organization in the United States, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), has called on the U.S. Government to investigate and probe the group accused of spying on members of the Muslim community.

The Executive Director of CAIR, Nihad Awad urged the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other agencies on Thursday to probe the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT), a group the Southern Poverty Law Center says was founded by an anti-Muslim activist.

Awad said in a statement; “I would like to take this opportunity to call on the Justice Department, the FBI, the US Treasury to investigate and hold IPT Director, Steven Emerson and his Investigative Project on Terrorism accountable."

“Spying on American Muslims, on legal organizations, should not be allowed.”

Awad’s comments came nearly a month after CAIR’s Ohio chapter announced it had sacked its executive and legal director in the Columbus-Cincinnati area, accusing them of passing confidential information to IPT.

According to a report on Al Jazeera, IPT denied the allegations of spying on the Muslim community, citing they do not accept any money from the United States government or any foreign source.

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Quadri Adejumo
Quadri Adejumo

Quadri Adejumo is a graduate of Lagos State University. He's a reporter, sports column writer,...

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