Former FBI agent to lead talk with Michigan Muslims

By: The Associated Press. Email
By: The Associated Press. Email

CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. A former FBI agent who's now a senior policy counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union will lead a community discussion with Detroit-area Muslims.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations' state chapter is holding a meeting entitled "Know Your Rights with Law Enforcement" Saturday evening at the Muslim Community of Western Suburbs in Canton Township. The ACLU's Michael German will talk about FBI protocols with Muslim communities.

Islamic leaders have been holding protests and ramping up "know your rights" training for community groups in the wake of stories by The Associated Press. The reports have revealed a secret program by the New York Police Department to infiltrate Muslim groups, eavesdrop on people in public places and document where ethnic groups eat, pray and shop.

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