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Uninformed, Double-Standard much?

Submitted by More-Informed-Than-You, Apr 18, 2010 21:36

American Muslims support strong law enforcement. We also treasure civil rights. Your right to be politically active and to hold different beliefs/views is protected by the Constitution. If you are visited by the FBI, remember:

1) You do not have to talk to the FBI. You have no obligation to talk to the FBI, even if you are not a citizen. Never meet with them or answer any questions without an attorney present. Refusing to answer questions cannot be held against you. It does not imply that you have something to hide.

2) You do not have to permit them to enter your home or office. FBI agents must possess a search warrant in order to enter your house. If they say they have a warrant, demand to see it before allowing them to enter. Even if they have a warrant, you are under no obligation to answer questions.

3) Never lie or provide false information to the FBI. It is better to refuse to answer any questions. Lying to an FBI agent is a crime. Contact CAIR for advice.

Item 3 could not be clearer: "It is better to refuse to answer any questions."

Read more at: http://www.investigativeproject.org/1109/talking-to-the-fbi-and-not-talking-to-the-fbi

First of all, this is entirely the correct advice to give, not just to an American Muslim, but to anyone residing in the United States. Everything cited in this advice is the truth. It doesn't represent a willingness or plan to actively obstruct justice, but is the simple rights granted to all within the US. Anyone who thinks otherwise needs to do some research. Just because some feel it inconveniences us with one group or another, doesn't mean you can just throw it out, or treat it like a treacherous act. The fact of the matter is, these laws / rules are in place specifically to protect US citizens, including you, author, and would be the exact advice any attorney would give to anyone who may encounter such a situation / investigation.




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