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Siddiqi gives U.S. Muslim 9/11 viewpoint

By Rachel Hays

Approximately one week after the Sept. 11 attacks, when many American Muslims were questioned by law enforcement agencies, a Western Illinois University English and journalism professor, Mohammad Siddiqi, found himself sitting across from a Federal Bureau of Investigations agent.

Siddiqi, a Muslim, sat for two hours with the FBI agent in the University Union.
"Some of the questions were such that the agent himself laughed while asking. For example, he asked, 'Are you a terrorist,'" he said.

During his Wednesday presentation, "Muslims and Islam in America: 9/11 and After," Siddiqi said in the first month (after Sept. 11) more than 2,000 Muslims were arrested and their basic civil liberties were violated.

He added that more than half have been released, but about 900 still remain in detention.

"Most of them still don't know what their crime is, except the inv

Added: Mar-19-2009 Occurred On: Sep-13-2002
By: Plox
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Tags: WIU, Macomb, Illinois, Jihad, Islam, Muslim, 9/11, al-Marri, Mohammad Ahmadullah Siddiqi, SIMI, Students Islamic Movement of India, Western Illinois University, Mujahideen, Terrorist, Khalid Sheik Mohammed, Qatar, al Qaida, Osama Bin Laden, Sleeper Cell
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