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Published:April 12th, 2010 18:10 EST
Muslims in TX Targeted by FBI

Muslims in TX Targeted by FBI

By SOP newswire2


Attorney General Mike Cox has tapped a veteran prosecutor to investigate the FBI`s fatal shooting in Dearborn of a Muslim leader after Wayne County declined to get involved, his office said today.

Doug Baker, a former Wayne County prosecutor who has handled major cases, was chosen as a special assistant attorney general to review whether the FBI acted appropriately in the Oct. 28 shooting death of Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah. Abdullah was shot 20 times by federal agents seeking to arrest him and his followers on suspicion of dealing in stolen goods in a sting operation. (More)

Question bureau contact on, off campus
Alex Ransom, UTD Mercury, 4/12/10

Muslim students approached by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents say they feel profiled for their religion and ethnicity.

Late last fall and in March, students said agents approached them on campus and at work to inquire about their beliefs and affiliations.

Political science senior Borna Danesh said he first encountered the bureau when representatives greeted him outside his class in November, around the time of the Nov. 5, 2009 Fort Hood shooting.

Danesh said FBI agents questioned him as they walked across campus, asking him to identify radical UTD students, radical preachers and asking him about his political views.