ADC Appeals DOJ’s Denial of FOIA for Radiation Surveillance of Muslim Sites
Washington, DC | March 15, 2006 | Last Friday, March 10, 2006, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) filed an appeal to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding radiation surveillance of Muslim sites.
ADC previously filed a FOIA request on December 27, 2005, asking the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the US Department of Justice (DOJ), and the US Department of Energy (DOE) to release information relating to the FBI and Department of Energy’s Nuclear Emergency Support Team (NEST) nuclear surveillance program. Specifically, ADC requested that it be provided with the addresses of the mosques, homes, businesses, warehouses, and all other facilities, in the greater Washington, DC, area where the nuclear surveillance program was conducted.
ADC‘s intent in filing the initial FOIA and the FOIA appeal is to assure the Arab and Muslim American communities, along with the rest of our nation, that national security enforcement measures are not resulting in a disproportionate impact on these communities and that these federal agencies act in a manner consistent with the repeated statements made by their spokespersons – namely, not to engage in racial, national origin, or religious profiling. The DOJ formally denied ADC‘s FOIA request in a letter dated January 12, 2006.
For more information on ADC‘s initial FOIA filing with FBI, DOJ, and DOE for radiation surveillance of Muslim sites, please see: https://www.adc.org/index.php?id=2687