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Wed Nov 26, 2014, 08:22 AM

 

Omniscience and Religion.

Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On

By Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain

The National Security Agency and FBI have covertly monitored the emails of prominent Muslim-Americans—including a political candidate and several civil rights activists, academics, and lawyers—under secretive procedures intended to target terrorists and foreign spies.

According to documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, the list of Americans monitored by their own government includes:

• Faisal Gill, a longtime Republican Party operative and one-time candidate for public office who held a top-secret security clearance and served in the Department of Homeland Security under President George W. Bush;

• Asim Ghafoor, a prominent attorney who has represented clients in terrorism-related cases;

• Hooshang Amirahmadi, an Iranian-American professor of international relations at Rutgers University;

• Agha Saeed, a former political science professor at California State University who champions Muslim civil liberties and Palestinian rights;

• Nihad Awad, the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the largest Muslim civil rights organization in the country.

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In one 2005 document, intelligence community personnel are instructed how to properly format internal memos to justify FISA surveillance. In the place where the target’s real name would go, the memo offers a fake name as a placeholder: “Mohammed Raghead.”



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https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/07/09/under-surveillance/








Ghafoor with President George W. Bush and Hillary Clinton (photos courtesy Asim Ghafoor)



Agha Saeed (Julie Plasencia/San Francisco Chronicle/Corbis)





Hooshang Amirahmadi (Julia Cortez/AP)

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Response to stone space (Original post)

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 09:17 AM

1. Which is why I feel a contempt for the NSA and for those who aid, abet, or excuse its

 

pervasiveness.

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Response to djean111 (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 09:48 AM

2. The NSA is the largest employer of mathematicians in the world.

 

But, as a mathematician, I'm with Will on this.




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Response to stone space (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 10:39 AM

3. Oh, you're a mathematician?

 

Who knew?

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Response to mr blur (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 10:40 AM

4. !!!

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Response to mr blur (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 11:19 AM

5. Yup.

 

Oh, you're a mathematician?

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Response to mr blur (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 23, 2015, 12:41 AM

7. So, what do you think about the issue of Omniscience?

 

Is it something that atheists should concern ourselves with?

Or is it only a religious issue?

As an atheist, does the specter of man-made Omniscience disturb you at some level?

This would seem to me to be an issue that should strike a sensitive nerve deep within the atheist psyche.

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Response to stone space (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 12:11 PM

6. Oh, that is absolute perfection. And absolutely true. And worse, I think. Thanks!!!! nt

 

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