Washington, D.C.—October 6, 2020—Today at 11 am ET, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear livestreamed oral arguments in Tanzin v. Tanvir, a case that has received scant media attention but could have far-reaching consequences for church/state separation, warns the civil rights organization American Atheists.
There may be more going on here than discrimination. Per the article: "several Muslim men who were approached by FBI agents and asked to inform on their congregations. When the men refused to comply, they were put on the “No Fly” list without justification". The FBI doesn't just harass Muslims for the fun of it. The FBI may not choose to reveal their sources and methods, but it is reasonable to believe that the FBI questioned these guys because they were involved in a plot. Either someone informed on them or their communications revealed terrorist activity. If the FBI sought to put would-be terrorists on a no-fly list, that makes perfect sense to me. It is up to AA to explain why they are interested in this case. While white supremacists are a much bigger problem, Muslim terrorism hasn't gone away.