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The Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced in a press release Monday that "on Saturday, October 26, CAIR will join thousands of civil rights activists participating in the 'Stop Watching Us' rally against mass surveillance at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C."

The ralliers will demand "that Congress provide transparency, accountability and reform of the NSA's mass domestic surveillance that collects and stores the phone records and Internet activity of people in the United States."

Congress should indeed provide transparency, accountability and reform of the NSA's mass domestic surveillance that collects and stores the phone records and Internet activity of people in the United States. There is no reason for the NSA to be conducting surveillance on such a massive basis; it is a symptom of the pervasive refusal to face the reality and magnitude of the jihad threat. Because the NSA cannot admit that there is a particular threat coming from people who would be likely to frequent mosques and Islamic centers, it has to conduct surveillance on virtually everyone.


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