Thursday, November 6, 2008
A government operation aimed at ferreting out terrorist plots in 2004 mainly targeted men from Muslim-majority countries who did not have links to national security-related activity, according to recently released material analyzed by students at Yale Law School.
A statistically significant random sampling of more than 2,500 cases investigated by Immigration and Custom Enforcement officials from October 2004 through January 2005 recently was turned over by federal court order in a case brought by the National Litigation Clinic at the law school.
Despite reassurances from ICE in 2004 that the probe was going forward 'without regard to race, ethnicity or religion,' released data analyzed by the law school students shows more than three quarters of those targeted by Operation Front Line were men from Muslim-majority countries. For the full story, click here.