ACLU: US Can’t Bar Terrorism Supporters
The ACLU has filed papers trying to make it illegal for the United States to exclude terrorism supporters. (Hat tip: RightMom.)
And it’s specifically aimed at getting Muslim Brotherhood stalking horse Tariq Ramadan into American schools.
NEW YORK (AP) - A civil rights group asked a judge Friday to find it unconstitutional for the federal government to exclude a prominent Muslim scholar or anyone else from the United States on the grounds that they may have endorsed or espoused terrorism. The American Civil Liberties Union filed the papers attacking the policy in U.S. District Court in Manhattan. The group included in its submissions a written declaration in which the scholar, Tariq Ramadan, said he has always “opposed terrorism not only through my words but also through my actions.”
The ACLU said schools and organizations who want to invite Ramadan and others into the United States are concerned about what is known as the ideological exclusion provision.
It said an entry in the State Department’s Foreign Affairs Manual says that the provision is directed at those who have voiced “irresponsible expressions of opinion.”
UPDATE at 2/24/07 10:03:04 am:
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