FBI Stings of Muslims Worsen Bigotry and Security
A study from 2014 showed that 99% of domestic terrorist plots in the US are aided in some way by the FBI; only 4 out of 400 were not FBI stings. And human rights groups found that the way the sting operations are conducted violate human rights. Sue Udry of Defending Dissent will speak about the ways these sting operations have been used to fuel hatred against Muslims. And to discuss the shooting and mass murder in Orlando, FL, Janaid Ahmad of Just International and Peace for Life speaks about the rise of homophobia and violence within Muslim communities because of Western influence and support for extremist sects such as the Wahhabis in Saudi Arabia.
Relevant articles and websites:
Living in the Shadow of Counterterrorism series from Rewire
FBI Steps Up Use of Stings in ISIS Cases by Eric Lichtblau
Inventing Terrorists: The Lawfare of Preemptive Prosecution from Project Salam and the National Coal