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FBI and ReligionFaith and National Security before and after 9/11$
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Sylvester A. Johnson and Steven Weitzman

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780520287273

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520287273.001.0001

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The FBI and American Muslims after September 11

The FBI and American Muslims after September 11

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(p.244) 13 The FBI and American Muslims after September 11
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FBI and Religion
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Michael Barkun

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520287273.003.0014

This chapter explores the situation that has developed since September 11. The author demonstrates that these changes broadened the scope of unsupervised investigations and, in particular, to permitted potentially intrusive monitoring of religious activities. At a time when many thought religious believers and some religious organizations might pose threats to national security and public order, the Bureau’s post-9/11 practices raised questions about (1) the best ways to secure intelligence about such threats; and (2) the limits to state interference in religious practice where national security is involved.

Keywords:   9/11, Islam, National security

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