A federal judge in the US has rejected a lawsuit filed against the country’s administration over spying by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Muslims in Orange County, California.
US District Judge Cormac J. Carney made the decision on Tuesday, claiming that if the suit proceeds, it may disclose ‘sensitive government data.’
The move came in response to a lawsuit filed last year when FBI sent an undercover informant, named Craig Monteilh, to the mosques of Orange County. Muslims say the agency has violated their civil liberties.
Following the ruling, the non-profit American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California and the US-based organization of Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which had lodged the compliant on behalf of three Orange County Muslims, said they would appeal the judge’s decision.
Press TV has conducted an interview with Dr. Kevin Barrett, with the Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance, from Madison, to further discuss the issue.
The program also offers the opinions of two other guests: Richard Becker, with A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition, from San Francisco, and Abdul Alim Musa, the imam of Masjid al-Islam, from Washington. The following is a rough transcription of the interview with Barret.
I’m going to start with this quote and then ask if you agree with this judge’s decision. He said, “the state secret’s privilege may unfortunately mean the sacrifice of individual liberties for the sake of national security.”
It’s a complete joke. The whole idea that there’s an actual national security threat around the so-called war on terror, and that Muslims in particular are special threats to carry out acts of terrorism, is a hoax and a myth.
The reality is that statistically you are far more likely to drown in your bathtub in the United States of America or to be struck by lightning than you are to die in a terrorist attack.
Terrorism is a statistically inferior threat and that includes all terrorism. The fact is that if we break it down and see who’s committing the terrorism, what we discover is that radical Muslims are behind six percent of the terrorist attacks in the US according to the FBI; radical Jews are behind seven percent.
If indeed there were actually a threat of radical religious terrorism in the US, more resources should be devoted to surveilling, bugging and harassing the Jewish community than the Muslim community. But we all know that that will never happen.
The whole thing is a hoax. It was set off by the biggest hoax of all, the false attack on 9/11 in which the Israeli Mossad and its US assets, right up to the White House, conspired in the controlled demolition of the three World Trade Center skyscrapers, the bombing of the Pentagon Office of Naval Intelligence, and the auditors who were chasing a missing 2.3 trillion dollars. This is the most gigantic lie that’s ever been told in history
The harassment of Muslims that’s resulted is a blatant violation of the First Amendment of the Constitution which says that we have freedom of religion in this country and every religion therefore must be treated equally by the government.
I’m waiting to see if they start devoting more resources to harassing and surveilling the Jewish community than the Muslim community. When that happens, then at least they’ll be obeying that part of the First Amendment.
The fact of the matter is that we no longer have a constitution in this country. We longer have a rule of law.
These federal judges who are making rulings like this guy just did - there are a long list of others - are all traitors to the Constitution of the United States. The only way to restore rule of law in this country is going to arrest and try these people for treason.
You also talked about 9/11 but aside from that since 9/11, I’m sure you recall this program that was run by the New York Police Department which was widespread but came to light, especially it was recently, regarding spying on Muslims in mosques.
It’s interesting, and I’m going to quote you, “what has never come out of the NYPD’s intelligence gathering practices since 9/11 was not only a waste of money producing no intelligence of any value but a violation of American rights.”
It’s interesting because the FBI has actually come out and said this is the same people to come out and set up this program. Why is it that they’re continuing this? There doesn’t seem to be a logical explanation behind it.
What they’re actually doing is they’re not honestly trying to prevent terrorism because there really isn’t any terrorist threat coming out of the American Muslim community. We may remember back in 9/11, we were told that there were sleeper cells all over the place, and not one single sleeper cell was actually discovered.
What’s actually going on is that they’re trying to justify this bogus war on terror by finding weak-minded individuals, sometimes autistic teenagers, semi-retarded teenagers in the Muslim community, and using all manner of very serious and intense persuasion up to and including mind control to try to talk those people into participating in FBI plots to blow things up.
For instance, in Florida, we had a number of street people who were not really Muslims; they were sort of in some strange offshoot of Islam who were just street people. They didn’t even have a home. They were homeless. They’re completely without any resources. The FBI infiltrator, agent, came to them and offered them 50,000 dollars and said, ‘hey, could you buy a pair of boots as part of our plot to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago?’
So these poor guys in Miami eventually accepted the 50,000 dollars. I’m sure they would have taken 50,000 dollars from anyone under any pretext. And the next thing you know they’re all on trial for supposedly trying to blow up the Sears Tower.
The same thing has happened over and over and over in many different Muslim communities in America. Poor, retarded, autistic and otherwise completely helpless young Muslims have been brainwashed by FBI agents into acquiescing in FBI-instigated terrorist plots.
The purpose of this is to create the impression in the Zionist controlled American media that there is some kind of Muslim terrorist threat, and that is a complete lie.
So what happened in Orange County is that now the judge says revealing what really happens when this Craig Monteilh guy was running around trying to convince Muslims to blow things up and none of them would, the Muslims that he was hanging out with all started reporting him to the FBI.
The judge tells us if we find out all the details of what really happened it would be a threat to national security. You know what, in a certain sense, maybe he’s right. I think if the American people actually knew what’s going on in these cases, they would rise up and they would burn down the White House and they would storm every federal courthouse in the land and have every federal judge hanging from a rope because it’s that bad.
We’re living in a post 9/11 coup d'état world with no rule of law and no constitution. I guess national security, meaning maintenance of this fascist, completely lawless organized crime ruled regime...