The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Minnesota is demanding protection for students being questioned in the Somali missing youth (former refugees) investigation on-going in Minneapolis and other US cities, here.
An Islamic-relations group says high schools, colleges and universities need to do more to protect the rights of Somali students.
The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR-MN, says it’s received an increasing number of reports from students who say they have been interrogated by the FBI on Minnesota campuses.
The group says the interviews focus on allegations that Somali men have left Minnesota to go to Somalia and fight in that nation’s civil war.
Although CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land terrorist funding case, it continues to flex its muscle and scare law enforcement, and additionally in this case schools, into doing its bidding.
CAIR-MN Civil Rights Director Taneeza Islam said, “Students’ legal rights need to be upheld and they aren’t currently being afforded the only true legal protection they have when talking to the law enforcement-an attorney.”
In a letter sent to area high schools, colleges and universities, CAIR-MN called on administrators to “develop initiatives that protect students’ rights and provide them with a safe environment.”
Here is the irony, back in February CAIR attended a press conference on the missing youths and chastised law enforcement for not doing more to solve the case. You can’t win for losing! Don’t investigate and you are criticized, do investigate and they try to tie your hands!
Unfortunately the link for the press conference is not available, but this is what I excerpted at the time:
Kashif Saroya, outreach director for the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations, called on law enforcement to investigate and resolve the appearances (disappearances) as soon as possible.
For new readers, the US State Department has admitted over 80,000 Somali refugees to the US in the last 25 years and then last year had to suspend family reunification because widespread immigration fraud was revealed through DNA testing.
Update April 11th: Ms. Islam had more to say to the Voice of America, here.
But as the FBI continues to search for answers, Taneeza Islam says it needs to change its methods.
“The challenge is how do you build a relationship with a community when you’ve already started interrogating in ways the community is already fearful of,” she added.
Here is my question for Ms. Islam, what is the proper method for interrogation? As I said above, you can’t win with these people. This is all a big PR strategy on their part to undermine law enforcement.