Targeted by the FBI

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Mother Jones senior editor Nick Baumann discusses his article  "There's No Law For Me Here," which tells the story of Naji Mansour, an American expat who came under suspicion of having ties to terrorism. Mansour was interrogated, held in squalid conditions, and forced into exile, unable to see his children for years. Family members and recorded conversations with U.S. law enforcement agents suggest that Mansour was targeted for refusing to serve as an FBI informant. His article "There's No Law For Me Here" is in the June 2014 issue of Mother Jones.


Nick Baumann

Comments [4]

Toni Scott from Florida

please, why do people not practice or listen to themselves before going on a radio interview? just about every statement is buried in um, uh, um, um, - omg yada yada. YO! what did he talk about anyway?

May. 06 2014 12:49 PM
Gary from Port Washington NY

How else do we expect the FBI to keep us safe but to pressure people for information. Unfortunately, spy craft isn't a pretty thing, but it is a necessary reality. Some times the "white gloves" have to come off and some eggs get broken.

May. 06 2014 12:44 PM

um, uh, um, uh, um, uh... this guy is driving me crazy

May. 06 2014 12:38 PM
lk from brooklyn

See more here of FBI coercing Muslims into being spies and retaliating

Naveed Shinwari is one of four American Muslims who filed suit against the government this week for placing them on the U.S. "no-fly list" in order to coerce them into becoming FBI informants. The plaintiffs say the government refuses to explain why they were named on the no-fly list. They also believe that their names continue to be listed because they would not agree to become FBI informants and spy on their local communities. "It’s very frustrating, you feel helpless," Shinwari says. "No one will tell you how you can get off of it, how you got on it. It has a profound impact on people’s lives." We are also joined by Shayana Kadidal, senior managing attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, which is seeking to remove the men from the no-fly list and establish a new legal mechanism to challenge placement on it.

May. 06 2014 12:26 PM

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