Jun 14, 2013

Report: Mosques Exempt from Government Surveillance

Chad GroeningBy Chad Groening

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According to an online editorial in Investor's Business Daily, mosques have been off-limits to the FBI for almost two years. Since October 2011, says that report, surveillance or undercover sting operations in mosques have been prohibited without high-level approval from a special oversight body at the Justice Department dubbed the "Sensitive Operations Review Committee."

The panel was reportedly set up because of complaints from Muslim groups about sting operations conducted by the FBI, which were very effective in disrupting dozens of Islamic terror plots against the homeland—and just months after the ACLU and the Council on American-Islamic Relations sued the FBI, asserting that infiltration and monitoring of Los Angeles mosques violated the civil rights of Muslims in that area.

The op-ed says no one knows the makeup of the Sensitive Operations Review Committee because the names of its members and staff are kept secret.

Barack Obama

Obama Stands with Muslims

OneNewsNow contacted Laurie Cardoza-Moore, president of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, about the IBD editorial. She says the Obama administration is always standing with Muslims. "Remember, [President] Obama said that when the winds change and the world turns against Islam, he is going to stand with the Muslims. He's been very clear [about that]," she comments. "And the Muslims aren't his political enemies—it's Christians, it's 'Zionists,' it's tea party activists. Because we know the truth."

Cardoza-Moore says one only has to look at where Obama is investing American tax dollars. "He's not investing them in building democracies around the world. He's investing our tax dollars in building Muslim Brotherhood Islamic governments," she notes.

A recent report also revealed the Obama administration may send weapons to the rebels in Syria, many of whom are tied to al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood.