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Lawsuit: US agents harassing Muslims at border

Detroit-area Muslims sue US, say agents repeatedly quiz them about their faith at border By The Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) ' Four Detroit-area Muslims who say they are repeatedly harassed about their faith at border crossings have filed a lawsuit to stop the government from asking questions about their religion.

The lawsuit says federal agents have handcuffed the plaintiffs and even drawn guns when the men have returned to the United States from Canada. The men say they've been asked about where they worship and how many times they pray each day.

The lawsuit says agents have violated federal law. U.S. Customs and Border Protection declined to comment on the specific allegations Friday but says the agency prohibits profiling based on race or religion. Other agencies are also named as defendants in the lawsuit.



Wissam Charafeddine of Dearborn says he's given up going to Canada because of the interrogations.


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