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2 Jun, 2013

The perils of travelling while Muslim – The World Daily

Is the mere fact that a person prays to Allah grounds for being held at gunpoint, handcuffed and repeatedly harassed while crossing from Canada into the United States?

That’s the question a federal judge in Detroit is weighing after hearing arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit filed on behalf of four Muslim Americans in Michigan who allege they were religiously profiled by U.S. border agents as they returned from Canada.

Though U.S. District Court Judge Avern Cohn has yet to rule, he told court the allegations are “gnawing at me,” suggesting they are “analogous” to the New York Police Department’s controversial stop-and-frisk program, which disproportionately targets African-Americans and Latinos.

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