German Muslims Fear Computer Surveillance

Germany’s top security and law officials have agreed to a plan to enact new computer surveillance regulations in cases that deal with terrorism and other serious crimes. The new framework apparently is in accordance with German law. Under the proposed new thrust, Christian pastors and priests are guaranteed their coninued privacy under the new regulations which would govern the activities of the federal Criminal Investigations office. Muslim inams, however, won’t be afforded the same privilege. The government argues that inams donot belongto a state-recognized religious community. Catholic priests would be covered because their religion have a state-recognized status.

There is something amiss when Muslim clerics are not provided the same status as those given to Christians. They are left with the feeling being a Muslim automatically assumes there is some sort of affinity with terrorism.