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TorgoX (1933)

TorgoX
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Sunday September 07, 2003
02:04 AM

None Dare Call It Reason!

[ #14553 ]
Dear Log,

«Certainly Akil Sachveda is suffering. He is now a part-time pump attendant in Toronto. He used to own a petrol station, a bar and a pool hall in New Jersey, until one day the FBI came looking for an ex-employee who was a Muslim. The man had left but they arrested Sachveda instead on suspicion of Islamic terrorism, despite the fact he is a Hindu. He was held for five months and given no access to a lawyer. Prison guards threatened his life. Eventually he was deported to Canada. He was never charged, but he had lost everything.»

--"Big Brother takes grip on America"

Is there some insidious new Vedic menace that the FBI knows about that I don't?!? I better start eating more cow meat and saying bad things about the River Ganges just in case.

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  • The movement has become so powerful that Attorney General John Ashcroft has embarked on a nationwide tour to promote the Patriot Act.
    With, I'm sure, plenty of armed guards to protect him from the "citizens".
    Ordinary citizens don't need guns, as their having guns doesn't serve the State.
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    You are what you think.
  • Unfortunately the Observer seems to have overstated the case a bit. It's depressing since the case is already disturbing. Why do they have to dumb it down? A little Googling shows that Akil Sachveda was a plaintiff in a constitutional-rights case. They say all the plaintiffs are Muslim. Furthermore Akil Sachveda was an immigrant to Canada, temporarily married to an American green card holder. http://www.ccr-ny.org/v2/legal/september_11th/sept11Article.asp?ObjID=35KQUuFROg &Content=96
  • EFF [eff.org] have a good page describing the USA Patriot Act, why it's not such a good idea, and what to do about it.