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Federal Judge: Terror Watch List Violates Constitutional Rights

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Published on: September 6, 2019

When Hamas-linked CAIR filed this lawsuit, its Michigan top dog Dawud Walid said: “I think the question is, are we going to be selective about this? Are we following people and placing people on this list who go to KKK meetings, people who go to Donald Trump rallies?”

So in Dawud Walid’s world, he would have you believe that people who go to Donald Trump rallies are just as likely to commit acts of terror as people who believe in a religion that exhorts believers to wage war against and subjugate unbelievers, and whose adherents have been responsible for over 28,000 terror attacks worldwide since 9/11.

This is a very clear illustration of a point I have made many, many times: that Hamas-linked CAIR opposes every counter-terror measure that has ever been proposed or implemented.

The simple reason why there are more Muslims than anyone else on the terror watch list is because there are more Muslim terrorists than any other kind.

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But instead of addressing that within Muslim communities and working for reform, Hamas-linked CAIR wants authorities to devote as much attention in counter-terror efforts to Amish as to Muslims.

That would be just asking for more jihad terror attacks. And that is what Anthony Trenga’s ruling is going to give us.

“Federal Judge Rules Terror Watch List Violates Constitutional Rights in Response to Lawsuit Brought by Terror-Tied CAIR,” by Cristina Laila, Gateway Pundit, September 4, 2019 (thanks to the Geller Report):

Federal Judge Anthony Trenga, a George W. Bush appointee ruled on Wednesday that the US government’s watchlist of over 1 million people violates the Constitutional rights of those placed on the list.

Terror-tied CAIR [Counsel (sic) on American Islamic Relations] filed the lawsuit in 2016 challenging the constitutionality of the US government’s terror watchlist which currently has over 1 million people in a database the FBI has labeled “known or suspected terrorists.”

CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terror funding case in US history, and they are now trying to force the US government to dissolve a list of people deemed to be dangerous terrorists.

The Washington Times reported:

A federal judge has ruled that the government’s watchlist of more than 1 million people identified as “known or suspected terrorists” violates the constitutional rights of those placed on it.

The ruling Wednesday from Judge Anthony Trenga grants a summary judgment to nearly two dozen Muslim U.S. citizens who challenged the watchlist with the help of a Muslim civil-rights group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

But the judge is seeking additional legal briefs before deciding what remedy to impose.

AP previously reported:

The watchlist, also known as the Terrorist Screening Database, is maintained by the FBI and shared with a variety of federal agencies. Customs officers have access to the list to check people coming into the country at border crossings, and aviation officials use the database to help form the government’s no-fly list.

Article posted with permission from Robert Spencer

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