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Lawsuit Claims That FBI Illegally Spied On Muslim College Student

March 9, 2011 by  

Lawsuit claims that FBI illegally spied on Muslim college studentThe Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has filed a lawsuit against the FBI alleging that the agency violated the Constitutional rights of a California-based Muslim.

The complaint alleges that the government conducted an illegal surveillance of Yasir Afifi, a college student from Santa Clara, Calif., by placing a GPS tracking device on his car without first obtaining a warrant. After Afifi discovered the device, his friend posted pictures of the equipment online and asked if anyone knew what it was. Agents from the FBI later demanded that the device be returned to the bureau.

CAIR's lawsuit claims that the FBI violated Afifi's 1st, 4th and 5th Amendment rights by failing to obtain a warrant before placing the tracking device on his car. Attorney General Eric Holder, FBI Director Robert Mueller and other "unknown" agents are named as defendants in the litigation. The nonprofit organization alleges that Afifi was monitored because of his heritage, lawful associations and political views.

"In addition to the fear Mr. Afifi now feels when expressing his political views and maintaining certain lawful associations, Defendants' actions have deterred others from associating with him, prospective employers most notably," the lawsuit states.

Meanwhile, hundreds of Muslims and activists convened in New York City's Times Square on March 6 to protest an upcoming Congressional hearing on the radicalization of American Muslims. Representative Peter King (R-N.Y.), the chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, said that recent homegrown terrorist plots by extremists have prompted the meetings, which will commence on March 10.

According to the New York Daily News, protesters argued that the hearings are a "witch hunt" that unfairly target law-abiding American citizens. 

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  • s c

    This sounds like a job for the (insert drum roll, please) ACLU. Did young Mr. Afifi forget about the 14th Amendment? It just wouldn’t be right for a college student to be deprived of his constitutional liberties (and how did Holder get mentioned?). I thought he was infallible.
    OK, ACLU, here’s your chance to make America a better country and show the world that no one cares like you miserable SOBs do.

    • wandamurline

      What the hell? TSA agents at the airports pull people from lines getting onto airplanes, radiate them with nude photos or hand grope them, all without probable cause, warrant or access to their lawyers. So now that some Muslim gets the same treatment (in the effort to keep us safe-ha), they are upset. Either the government stops their illegal tromping of Americans’ constitutional rights, or the Muslims get used to the idea of getting a bit of the same. Too bad, Amad.

  • Dan

    Sloppy job by the FBI, they need to develop trackers that blend in with the underside of a car or learn to hide them better.

  • Fredsworld

    I guarantee you this Islamic scum was doing illegal terrorist activity and “found the device”,yeah right, before the FBI could get evidence to prosecute him! We are on to your stealth jihad and the Muslim brotherhood plan to make America an Islamic state! Keep the pressure up FBI and don’t cave into c.a.i.r. and there bullying tactics! Jesus and his Father are watching all the time! God Bless America! Christian Solders Wake UP!!

  • Robin from Arcadia, IN

    Is he an American? The article doesn’t state that he is. Was he just here on a visa to study? This should be interesting. Someone will learn from this one. Either it will be the FBI to do a better job and cross all their t’s and dot all their i’s, or it will be the Muslims as to what to look for and how to avoid getting caught in the future and most importantly what ‘rights’ they can make work in their favor.

  • Lita Z. Biejo

    All Americans have to protect our country not just the FBI. We must do everything to protect all of us, including spying.

  • Rcjones007

    Hunt those sons of witches down and expose them for the lying murderous yellow bellied deceiving cowards they are.

  • Teresa

    We will be a team and rid this country of terrorists!

    Don’t forget to mark your calendars.
    As you may already know, it is a sin for a Muslim male to see any woman other than his wife naked and if he does, he must commit suicide.

    So next Saturday at 1 PM Eastern Time, all American women are asked to walk out of their house completely naked to help weed out any neighborhood terrorists. Circling your block for one hour is recommended for this anti-terrorist effort.

    All patriotic men are to position themselves in lawn chairs in front of their houses to demonstrate their support for the women
    and to prove that they are not Muslim terrorist sympathizers.

    Since Islam also does not approve of alcohol, a cold 6-pack at your side is further proof of your patriotism.

    The American government appreciates your efforts to root out terrorists and applauds your participation in this anti-terrorist activity.

    God Bless America!!

    If you don’t send this to at least 1 person, you’re a terrorist-sympathizing,lily-livered coward and are possibly aiding and abetting terrorists.

    • eddie47d

      More Republican attempts at trying to be humorous?

      • Teresa

        Im conservative…lol

      • http://?? Joe H.

        There ya go folks, proof positive that eddie hasn’t a sense of humor even hidden in his pencil necked body!!!

    • Walt

      This is a waste of ink! Just another poor email being sent around. If this was true and worked, the Women’s Libers would have a field day!

    • barbm

      you forgot the pork roast on the grill!!

  • JoMama

    If it walks like a duck – if it talks like duck – maybe it really is a duck. Good job FBI!!
    Robin from Arcadia, IN is right when she asked the question about if he was an American. Come on!! There is ‘profiling’. And there is ‘protection profiling’. There is nothing wrong with any of it.

    In Israel (at airports & pretty much everywhere else) there have been absolutely no suicide bombings there at all.
    Wanna know why?? Because they ‘profile’ EVERYONE. NOBODY IS EXEMPT. We could take a lesson from them – but there is always one a**hole in the bunch that cries discrimination. Therfore it will NEVER happen here in America. We are so goddam politically correct here in the USA that we are afraid to say anything against anyone. We are pussies. Sorry.

    • eddie47d

      If we attempted an Israeli type security here you’d be the first to scream even louder.If you don’t like what we have now you certainly will dread their system.

    • Weirish

      If it looks like a raghead and smells like a raghead it’s probably a muslim terrorist,the American criminal liberties union, the inbreeded cair.

  • tim

    If the fbi wasn’t so busy watching porn then they wouldn’t have gotten busted. And if eric holder wasn’t so busy trying to take away americans rights and guns then he wouldn’t have got busted either!

  • spitfire

    Who in the hell gave you muslims any special rights in America? You are all the enemy and need to be shot in the streets like rats at the city dump. How far off are we for the US government to give the Muslims their own autonomous region.They will of course be able to self govern. Do you know what that means? Do you know what comes next?Will they be given the state of Michigan, or Maybe New York city as starters? You think I’m crazy? not in todays America. Anything is possible with the liberals. ANYTHING!

    • eddie47d

      More drivel from right wing puke!

      • http://naver sook young

        Don’t forget Eddie, Bill Clinton had people killed so as not to connect him with white water scandal. Thank you.

        Sook Young
        Wife of the Samurai

  • Oleg Chavez

    This is something sureal. Only in America! Is there any other country in the world where anybody can sue the police, secret service or the official goverment investigation agency for conducting investigations towards the people protection? This freaking muslims are insane. They have beenn allianated by the evil suras of the coran. Does anybody want to joy me? I belong to the “Crusaders Against Evil Forces” SS.

  • Richard

    Islam is a political ideology masquerading as a religion. It is subversive by its own declaration and should be determined as such by our authorities and its adherents prosecuted accordingly. Islam is infinitely more dangerous than communism ever was since Muslims believe that when they kill infidels they are doing the work of their god.

    On the other hand, the Lord has given us as Americans and America great riches and blessings, and all He asks from us in return is that we live by His rules. We refuse, stick our fingers in His eye and tell Him to take a hike. We murder the unborn in the womb, willingly accept the abominable sodomite agenda, allow our governments to steal and pillage from us, curse Israel, ad nauseum.
    What is there left that is of any real value?

    Bondage under Islam and Sharia may be the way the Lord will punish us for our wrongdoing, the fashion He employed to punish Israel when it sank into idolatry time and time again.

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      • Walt

        Exactly! Illegal is illegal! Send them all to Iran and see how they do….Ditto the babies! We don’t have a choice if we want to keep them out. Seems funny to me that we do let in “X” number from many countries but Mexico thinks we should just open the gate! We have to get serious soon folks! I heard thru the grape vine and NPR radio this am that the Ariz. governor is getting ready a new law that will allow for the developement of a “State Militia” that would do as the National Guard does but locally, when we have so many NGs gone from the state, or for any other state wide crisis. We need that because of the BS coming over the southern border and those drug cartels trying to gain some space in Texas. You cannot tell me that if we sent all 12 million of the illegals, and the bajillions in out jail system to Chave’s house,to surround it, that they couldn’t make some changes that would make Mexico a place to call home instead of run from! Hopefully they got enough free education here that they can think of a damn plan! State Militia? Where do I sign up?

  • Raggs

    BOGUS… If the muslim terrorist are not citizens of this country than the FBI has every right to spy on them!

    • Weirish

      The FBI has rights to spy on them even if they are Americans. Have you heard of the Patriot Act?

  • Monroe Riddle


  • Raggs

    What nobody seems to get is that the islamic “religion” is not a religion, it is a CULT and a Culmination of their government, military, educational system… unlike here in the US our religion is seperated from our government, military and our educational systems.

    BIG difference people when you look at how the muslims use their so called “religion” in everything that they do even to the point of murder..

    • eddie47d

      Yes the Muslim religion has way to much influence in their lives. They definitely need a separation of(church)Mosque and State document.Yet Americans keep saying God has been taken out of our schools. So in reality Christians want what they have in religious influence within their schools and government. There are also people in the world who say that Christianity is a cult. So are they right? I personally want the Muslim Religion exposed but also the demons in the Christian faith. Christians don’t have a very good track record throughout history when it comes to war and torture. The problem with the Muslim faith they are still living in the medieval times and can’t seem to shake the evil practices within their religion. The Christian faith has matured but still has work to do.

      • Raggs

        I guess you have the right to think that way however Christians do not murder people in the name of GOD or JESUS… That is a huge difference between the islamic “religion” and Christianity..

        • Weirish

          Really? What about the Crusades and the blood thirsty Catholics in the name of religion? What about the bloody Spanish Inquisition? These were Christians(?), they had their days of murder and slaughter.

          • Walt

            How dang long ago was that? Think we have made a few advancements since then……You want to start cleaning up religion? PLEASE start with the Catholic priests who can’t keep their hands off the children!

      • Raggs

        You kinnsa in a round-about way made my point eddie.
        See what happens when the government is in bed with “religion”, they use it to justify murder as in the case with islam.

      • Weirish

        Well, all religions started out as a cult. I live in Israel and am strongly thinking about going south of Tel Aviv to find a cave that I can sit in for a month or so, so that I can communicate with the God “BIG MAMA”, and if anyone says anything bad about her we will skin them alive, and it will be written (like in the Koran)that all infidels, all non BIG MAMA belivers, should be skinned alive.

        • http://naver sook young

          Have we taken our meds today? Thank you.

          Sook Young
          Wife of the Samurai

      • Dale on the left coast

        eddie . . . I guess the proof would be in the pudding . . . look at all those “Successful” izzzlamik countries out there . . . how long is your list eddie? There are 57 izzlamic states in the world, ask Obummer . . . none of them are places a sane person would want to live.
        Been paying attention to Europe eddie . . . streets of Malmo now dangerous and unsafe at night . . . why you say? Cause your friends are there in big numbers.

      • http://naver sook young

        Separation of church and state doesn’t exist. Thank you.

        Sook Young
        Wife of the Samurai

  • 2WarAbnVet

    As soon as I saw that CAIR was involved, I smelled a rat. CAIR is an arm of Hamas, and committed to the destruction of western civilization.

    • Raggs

      Give this a day or two and the ACLU will be involved in defending the muslims.

      • eddie47d

        So what if the ACLU defends them. Defend what is right and condemn that which is proven to be wrong. I approve of Rep.Kings enquiry on outside influence in our Muslim communities. He is trying to inform Muslim Americans in how to deal with extreme groups trying to infiltrate their religious centers and neighborhoods. They have to know we are on their side if they protect our American values.To be cautious of those who plot jihad and to report extreme personal behavior. We also have to be concerned if the FBI is over stepping their boundaries in pursuing suspects and not targeting innocents.Laws and Justice have to be fair for all.

        • Raggs

          The ACLU only pick and choose arguments that benefit the far left idealogical progressive communist crowd!

          • eddie47d

            …and you want to go back to the Crusades and lop a few heads off to solve a problem.Do you like anyone?

  • http://com i41

    TheFBI probably got complaint of the goat smell andwere told the muslim was abusing his goat again. Afking Alli Bugga Lugga probably just killed and ate the evidence in a kosher method, since the goat had dishonored him by sniffing on a Great Dane. Should just ID muslims with a ear tags, like the ones the UDSA wants on all livestock to track them. It should be used on all illegals and most definitely muslim.

  • jopa

    This is hilarious, I just hope the guy didn’t give the GPS back.One more thing i41 what is all this goat talk about.DO you have a wife, do you raise goats or what’s up with that talk.

  • jopa

    Raggs;What are we going to do about those Baptists in America.They are totally against what we cherish as Americans when we go to a funeral.Those crazy loony Baptists sure are a black mark on what we call the land of the free and the home of the brave.I wonder how many there are in our country today and how many GPS devices we will need to keep an eye on them.I am going to go look under my bed right now just to be safe ya know.

    • Walt

      Dude, We need the FBI to check them out? I do think there should be a way6 to stop them mssing with the funerals of anyone! If that is the best they can do, it just shows how sorry they are and the fact that they themselves don’t rspect our service men or our system!

    • Raggs

      jopa… I don’t agree with that one single group of ten people that demonize the funerals of the military… They were making a point of queer sex in the military in which I also find wrong… But you trying to pick something out of thin air to justify your means is a ultra progressive move much like the fools we have in the white house. You cannot justify one wrong action by pointing to another…

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Those azzes are no more baptist than I am muzzie!! I was practically raised in the baptist church and I would NEVER dishonor any Vets Memory or funeral!! quit trying to be an all knowing azz!!

  • patrick

    I was attending the MCTC college in Minneapolis when the FBI arrested a muslim student that was a big dog and involved with the 911 attacks. The sad part is that Minneapolis is now called ” Little Iraq”. You have to understand that Minnesota is totally controlled by Liberal Democrats, they spend huge sums of money bringing in Muslim’s and Solmali’s from all over the world to live in Minneapolis. Because thet spend all this money to feed, housing, trnsportation, education, medical, clothing etc. etc. there is not money left to fix our roards and briges and other important intrfracture, now our bridges are collapsing as seen with the 35W freeway brige, and the Metrodome roof. My wife was robbed and assulted after riding the Light Rail train out of dwtn Minneapolis one night. She said the Solmali cab driver was setting up the attack while he was driving the ladies to their drop-off point. Minneapolis is now full of crime and terrorists because of all these islamic terrorists.

  • patrick

    To help you understand why we have this problem with this islamic muslim’s I tell you some of the rut of this liberal attitude was statred when Minnesota elected Keith Ellison as a state representative. He is a muslim like Obammy boy and his main efforts are direvted towards muslim islamin issues. That shows you why Minnesota is run by Liberal democrats who don’t seem to care as much about patriotic, God fearing, christian taxpayers as they do about immigrants from Africa, Solamli, Detroit, Chicago, Gary, IN. and all other ghetto areas of the country. Then you add other liberal democrats in Minnesota like Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and you now understand why things are so bad in Washington and Minnesota.

  • http://com i41

    patrich, what every happened to all the paistinian terrorist the marxist muslim moron Onumnutts shipped in here for us taxpayer to pay for? Of course this was in 2009 when the scrotum suckers in the dumbocrap party would do what ever the muslim wanted. All over the liberial churches keep shipping in this 3 rd world crap and force the schools to hire teachers in that groups language. Make all the pukes that come here speak English or get the hell out of here. No wonder our schools are such a failure. Put them all in uniforms and get rid of the rainbow crap.Now Catholic Hospitals are alllowing mosques to be built in their hospitals as well going to let a bigger mosque be built beside the hospital. Reason too many goat abusing muslim doctors are not staying. The town Sioux Falls SD, hospital Avera McKennan. There is already 3 mosque in the town and soon will have a ne 6 million dollars goat yard. In 5 years the muslim population went from 500 hundred to over 4000, that is what rats would be allowed to be numberred. It is only 2 hours from Minnaplois. Think it is time for tagging and cutting.

  • lovemycountry

    FBI made a mistake——–they should have used cross-hairs-not trackers

  • jopa

    i41;You think you have it bad we have a mosque and two Baptist churches in our town.No goats or rats as of today.South Dakota.Been to the Black Hills and the Badlands some beautiful country.Never made the Sturgis trip yet.

    • Raggs

      A few buckets of hog blood on the floor of the mosquito ( mosque ) floor should run out the rats.

  • craig Sacramento CA

    Back in the McCarthy era we had the good sense to kick out the communists, now we are coddling this bunch known as CAIR which much worse as they want to bring the whole world under barbaric 7th century law known as Shariah! We need to stop kowtowing to this group and kick them out of the country ASAP. Plainly and simply they are promoting the violent overthrow of our government. Maybe of we give the Dumbocrats the boot in 2012 we will be able to boot CAIR out too!

  • susanburnette

    Being P.C. is going to kill our country . what other country gives you all the rights our country does ,in fact see what happens when you go to there country and talk about christian thing and see what happens

  • Mark Matis

    While you are probably right that the individual involved is a terrorist, there still IS that pesky 4th Amendment that this country’s pigs can’t bother with. If they wanted to track him, GET A WARRANT. Or rot where they belong. The stench is overwhelming. And it smells like pig.


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