CAIR-CAN (Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations)
Presumption of Guilt: A National Survey on Security Visitations of Canadian Muslims
Since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the Canadian Muslim community has been placed under a national security spotlight. Many Canadian Muslims have been visited by security officials – the RCMP, CSIS and police – and some reports indicate troubling tactics being used. To document those tactics, the Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CAN) has conducted a national survey on the issue.
Many of the narratives of those who were contacted indicate a trend of troubling tactics on the part of security officials.
Such tactics include discouraging legal representation, aggressive and threatening behaviour, threats of arrest pursuant to the Anti-Terrorism Act, visits at work, intrusive and irrelevant questioning, improper identification, informant solicitation and the interrogation of a minor.
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