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AMV urges Muslims not to talk to FBI without an attorney

January 25, 2004 - The American Muslim Voice has received information from many members of the Muslim community, who have been contacted by the FBI politely asking for their personal information such as Social Security number, driver's license and religious practices.

The AMV reminds all Muslims, Arabs and South Asians to know their rights and do not talk to any FBI agent without the presence of an attorney even if they are 100 percent sure that they have not done anything wrong or have nothing to hide.

You have a right to refuse to answer any of their questions without the presence of an attorney. You can call American Civil Liberties Union, Council on American-Islamic Relations and National Lawyers Guild for assistance in this respect.

Know your rights

To learn more about your rights visit the National Lawyers Guild page at http://www.nlg.org/sf/rights.html or call (415) 285-1041.

Please keep contact numbers for the ACLU with you at all times. The Northern California ACLU can be reached at (415) 621-2493. To find the number for another ACLU regional office please visit www.aclu.com

Please keep contact numbers for the National Lawyers’ Guild with you at all times. The Northern California NLG can be reached at (415) 285-1041. To find the number for another NLG regional office please visit www.nlg.org

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) can be reached at Tel: 202-488-8787, 202-744-7726 Website: www.cair-net.org

Carry the names and telephone numbers of reputable immigration and civil rights attorneys.