A Muslim In America Can Be Spied Upon

I am old enough to recall the dark days of post World War II when to be Jewish in America meant that one’s patriotism was to be questioned. Oh, over 500,000 Jews fought in WWWII and many were given medals, but once the war was over and our allies, the Soviet Union, became our enemy, those who had been friendly to our ally were all too often accused of being subversives. Fast forward to the 21st century and the position once held by Jews of being accused of disloyalty (two famous spies were named Julius and Ethel Rosenberg) is now held by those of the Muslim faith. The New York Police engage in surveillance of Muslims while at prayer or out for a dinner or even in a school building because some Muslims participated in the 9/11 attack. Of course, in the history of spies in America or assassins there is not a single Muslim name, but all were white Christians, but, what the heck, we cannot arrest all Christians.

Judge William Martini dismissed law suits brought by Muslim groups who wanted an end to the nonstop surveillance by police of the everyday activities of those who happen to be Muslim. Judge Martini argues that “police could not have monitored New Jersey for Muslim terrorist activities without monitoring the Muslim community.” This assumes that being Muslim equates with being disloyal.

As I recall, Edward Snowden and Cpl. Manning who revealed secrets to the world–including Muslim groups–were white Christians. Does this mean…..