Under Obama, American Citizens Targeted By NSA Deemed ‘Mohammed Raghead’ [VIDEO]

Published on Jul 9, 2014

“The National Security Agency and FBI have covertly monitored the emails of prominent Muslim-Americans—including a political candidate and several civil rights activists, academics, and lawyers—under secretive procedures intended to target terrorists and foreign spies….

The individuals appear on an NSA spreadsheet in the Snowden archives called “FISA recap”—short for the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Under that law, the Justice Department must convince a judge with the top-secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that there is probable cause to believe that American targets are not only agents of an international terrorist organization or other foreign power, but also “are or may be” engaged in or abetting espionage, sabotage, or terrorism. The authorizations must be renewed by the court, usually every 90 days for U.S. citizens.”*

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NSA spies on prominent Muslim-American, Snowden files show [VIDEO]

Published on Jul 9, 2014

The National Security Agency spied on the emails of at least five prominent Muslim-Americans, according to a report released by journalists Glenn Greenwald and Hurtaza Hussain of The Intercept. Among those monitored is a Republican Party candidate for office who also served in the Department of Homeland Security, professors at Rutgers and California State universities and civil rights activists. It was also announced today that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is seeking another year of asylum in Russia to escape prosecution by the US government. RT’s Lindsay France speaks with one of those targeted, Asim Ghafoor, to get his reaction.

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