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Letter: Why are mosques excluded from surveillance?

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

How many are aware that, in spite of the Obama administration’s massive surveillance of law-abiding Americans, there are certain exclusions to those surveillance policies?

As reported in Investor’s Business Daily, the government’s sweeping surveillance of our most private communications excludes mosques. Since October of 2011, mosques are also off limits to FBI agents. No undercover or sting operations are permitted without approval from a special oversight body at the Justice Department, dubbed the Sensitive Operations Review Committee.

Meanwhile, in an article by columnist Matthew Vadum titled “Conservative enemies of the state,” published by the website, disclosed that a Defense Department diversity training guide titled “Extremism,” published in January of 2013 warned that, “instead of dressing in sheets, radicals today will talk of individual liberties, states’ rights and how to ...

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