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Law used to detain David Miranda frequently targets Muslims

As has been reported, Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald’spartner David Miranda was detained at Heathrow airport this weekend, in London under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000. Greenwald, famous for exposing the National Security Agency’s (NSA) mass surveillance project, described the treatment to Miranda as both “despotic” and an attack against journalism. “It’s bad enough to prosecute and imprison sources,” he stated. “It’s worse still to imprison journalists who report the truth.”

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  • http://www.loonwatch.com/ Ilisha

    This is also a good article on the topic, I think:

    What Snowden and Manning Don’t Understand About Secrecy
    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/08/what-snowden-and-manning-dont-understand-about-secrecy/278973/

  • Jekyll

    Partner….oh my…anyway Gren has gone overboard with the Snowdedn issue as reported of LGF.

  • http://www.yellow-stars.com/ eslaporte

    Last year, Greenwald told (part) of the truth about the terrorism industry. He doesn’t call himself a critical terrorism theorist, but these observations have been observed by critical theorists for years.
    It’s actually a government terrorism expert class that always speaks for the interests of the government it serves whe it comes to “terrorism.”
    After I read this – Greenwald became my hero!
    http://www.salon.com/2012/08/15/the_sham_terrorism_expert_industry/

    We are going to find that there will be more watchlists and more freedom of movement hindrances for those of us who speak out against “war on terror” abuses.

  • jameyfan

    True and now it looks like investigative REAL journalists are being profiled as well.

  • jameyfan

    How is free press violating US law?

  • JD

    Sorry guys I am Fan of Glen G and his work but for the for the sake of honesty and facts we have to note also that

    The Guardian first released this story, it left out many key facts and
    gave the impression that David Miranda was a mere tourist transiting
    through Heathrow. Greenwald was quick to state on Twitter that Miranda
    “was not even a journalist.” Upon more detailed reporting from other
    news organizations, including the NYT, The Guardian has admitted that
    Miranda was essentially a document mule for Greenwald and was on a
    special mission paid for by The Guardian to meet with Laura Poitras and
    others responsible for leaking UK-US national secrets. Miranda, in fact,
    was ferrying UK-US national secrets between Europe and South America at
    the time of his detention.

    Greenwald sends his own husband through Heathrow carrying encrypted
    stolen information from another confederate, basically aiding and
    abetting violations of U.S. law that is why he was detained

  • mindy1

    That is pathetic, but I am glad they let him go, too bad it happend in the first place.

  • Jon Diamond

    If only he had shaved.

  • Yusuf Leuer

    Yeah I don’t see what the big deal is with this story. Muslims, who have never done anything wrong in their life, are detained for 7-9 hours all the time when they travel internationally.

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