The Crescent Report

April 5, 2010

Have You been Stopped, Profiled, or Subjected to Secondary Screening or interrogation by DHS?

Filed under: From the Desk of Imam Mahdi Bray — Imam Mahdi Bray @ 1:45 pm

Help us stop airport profiling by responding to the request below. Check out the article concerning the new airport security procedures.
Imam Mahdi Bray

Quote of Day: “As an African American and a Muslim, I have the Double Whammy. I have to worry about driving while Black and flying while Muslim ” ~ Imam Mahdi Bray

Since December 25, 2009, Have You been Stopped, Profiled, or Subjected to Secondary Screening or interrogation by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at a U.S. Airport, after returning to the United States Following Your Travel Overseas?
MAS Freedom needs to hear from You! Please help us develop a Media Research Project on Airport Profiling

MAS Freedom is looking for Muslims who are not of Arab or Asian descent who, after arrival from abroad after December 25th,have been subjected by Homeland Security to additional stops, searches, interrogation, or secondary interviews, before being allowed to exit the airport.

If you or you know someone who fits the above profile, please have them contact MAS Freedom Immediately! Our email address is: info@masfreedom.org. Or call us at (888)-627-8417

Your assistance in this matter will help MAS Freedom tremendously in developing a media project that will focus on the airport profiling of American Muslims. Your prompt response would be greatly appreciated.

DHS Announces Changes To Airline Screening Program

Agency Will Veer Away From Institutionalized Racial Profiling

WASHINGTON (ACLU) – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced changes to its international airline passenger screening process, discontinuing its heavy reliance on racial profiling to focus more on intelligence-based screening. In the wake of an attempted attack last Christmas, the government had announced intensified airport screening of the citizens of 14 nations flying to the United States.

Today’s announcement makes clear that DHS will continue to use terrorism watch lists which, in their current form, have created numerous false positives, wasted resources and hidden the real threats to aviation security, while targeting innocent people.

The American Civil Liberties Union called the announcement a step in the right direction but warned against the continued use of bloated watch lists.

The following can be attributed to Michael German, ACLU Policy Counsel and former FBI Agent:

“Shifting our security focus to specific intelligence and away from blatant racial profiling shows a thoughtful approach to security. Racial profiling is not only unconstitutional and un-American; it is also ineffective.

“The first line of defense can and should be old fashioned law enforcement and intelligence work that stops plotters before they get to the airport. But while it’s important to have reasonable policies, it’s vital that those policies are implemented and followed correctly on the ground.

“We’re discouraged that DHS will continue to rely on bloated and ineffective watch lists. Until the watch lists are scrubbed clean of innocent Americans, we cannot say our rights are truly protected in the air.”

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