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Today's FBI: Spying, Entrapment and Detention

FBI officials have criticized the NYPD's spying apparatus, but their own agency routinely violates the rights of Muslims.

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The tactics used against Muslims are only the latest chapter in the FBI's sordid history of spying on and harassing Americans. Officials may want to distance themselves from the controversial NYPD surveillance program, but as the cases of Yonas Fikre, the Newburgh Four and others show, the FBI has continued to violate the rights of Muslims in the U.S. and abroad. So before sniping at the NYPD, perhaps these FBI officials should speak up about their own house, and get it in order.

Alex Kane is AlterNet's New York-based World editor, and an assistant editor for Mondoweiss. Follow him on Twitter @alexbkane.

 
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