Due to national security concerns, CAIR and five other groups, along with five individuals who have been trying to access FBI files were dealt their aces and eights hand recently. The judge ruled that they were not going to see those files because they had no reason to view sensitive documents.
Shakeel Syed, executive director of the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California was displeased by the judges decision. Of course he was. He complained with the usual victim hood narrative, asking "...I just want to know the reasons for that(surveillance) and I want to know whether that is warranted or not..." Well Syed, would it have anything to do with your coreligionists constantly yelling"Allahu Akbar" whenever they are agitated enough to kill and maim, and the use of Qur'anic quotes to bolster their argument that they are just doing Allah's work?
Of course not, that would be Islamophobic, wouldn't it?
From TampaBayOnline April 27 by Amy Taxin
Federal judge rules Muslims can't see FBI files
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- A federal judge ruled Wednesday that a group of Muslim activists and organizations cannot review additional records of FBI inquiries into their activities but berated the government for misleading the court about the existence of the files.
U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney said six Muslim groups and five individuals who sued in 2007 to gain access to records they believed the FBI was keeping do not have a right to much of the information because of national security concerns.
The ruling came amid a nearly five-year battle by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Muslim activists to obtain files they believe would show the FBI has been unlawfully targeting Muslims in Southern California.
The ACLU are nothing more than useful idiots for Islam and their apologists.
Carney reached his decision after privately reviewing more than 100 pages of documents to ensure the government had complied with the Freedom of Information Act in denying access to plaintiffs.
In his 18-page ruling, Carney declined to reveal the number or nature of the records the FBI kept on the plaintiffs, citing national security concerns.
He also reached the conclusion that federal government attorneys misled the court about the existence of the documents.
"The government's representations were then, and remain today, blatantly false," Carney wrote. "The government cannot, under any circumstance, affirmatively mislead the court."
Such "deception" could impede the court from performing its constitutional responsibilities, he added.
No one was immediately available to comment at the Department of Justice.
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