DETROIT – Some Arab- and Muslim-Americans say new Justice Department guidelines that boost the FBI's power to investigate suspected terrorists could target innocent people.

The revised guidelines going into effect Monday will allow agents to use undercover sources to gather information, interview people without identifying themselves and spy on suspects without evidence of wrongdoing.

Critics say the rules will allow for abuses, including more racial and religious profiling.

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6 Comments

  1. Turk says:

    I am living in Turkey and I think new federal rules are good because everyone know that religion is the opium of the mass. Republic of Turkey has a secular system but we have a muslim dictator like Saddam Husein. Actually he is not a dictator, with the religion opium all citizens love him except ateists and members of other religions. As a result, dont trust muslims.

  2. Turk says:

    I am living in Turkey and I think new federal rules are good because everyone know that religion is the opium of the mass. Republic of Turkey has a secular system but we have a muslim dictator like Saddam Husein. Actually he is not a dictator, with the religion opium all citizens love him except ateists and members of other religions. As a result, dont trust muslims.

  3. robert lamphere says:

    You bet innocent people will be among those targeted or profiled,
    unfortunate as it is. At least in
    the U.S. you can gripe about it
    and we (thank heaven) don't make a
    habit of going around blowing innocent people up in the name of
    Allah. Criticize that which is really important and this might actually seem trivial.

  4. robert lamphere says:

    You bet innocent people will be among those targeted or profiled,
    unfortunate as it is. At least in
    the U.S. you can gripe about it
    and we (thank heaven) don't make a
    habit of going around blowing innocent people up in the name of
    Allah. Criticize that which is really important and this might actually seem trivial.

  5. Whitney says:

    As a nation we were founded on higher ideals than the world around us. These ideals included being innocent until proven guilty. It also included the concept of freedom from governmental mettlesome behaviors unless there was sufficient reason to believe they were a hazard. If we lose our ideals we will be no better than those who we are theoretically trying to liberate or those whom we are trying to protect ourselves from.

  6. Whitney says:

    As a nation we were founded on higher ideals than the world around us. These ideals included being innocent until proven guilty. It also included the concept of freedom from governmental mettlesome behaviors unless there was sufficient reason to believe they were a hazard. If we lose our ideals we will be no better than those who we are theoretically trying to liberate or those whom we are trying to protect ourselves from.

 
 
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