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ADC Discusses Radiation Monitoring with FBI

January 11, 2006
Washington, DC –The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) today participated in a meeting at FBI Headquarters to discuss the Arab-American and Muslim communities’ concerns with alleged monitoring of radiation levels of Muslim sites. According to media reports, the monitoring allegedly took place under a joint FBI – Department of Energy program intended to determine potential threats from a nuclear device. The Arab-American and Muslim communities were represented by Muslim and Arab-American organizations including the Arab American Institute (AAI), the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), and Muslim Advocates among others.
Today’s meeting, hosted by FBI Deputy Director John Pistole and Assistant Director for Public Affairs John Miller, followed a December 29 ADC meeting with Miller and his staff to discuss this matter (See:
https://www.adc.org/index.php?id=2687 ). ADC also filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) on December 27 with the FBI and the US Departments of Justice and Energy (See: https://www.adc.org/index.php?id=2693 ). ADC welcomes the FBI’s outreach to the affected communities and its willingness to address the continuing challenges that resulted from this issue. ADC will continue to address this matter on all necessary fronts.