Muslim groups seek answers on spying

Objections to secret surveillance of mosques
American Muslim groups have asked U.S. government agencies to be more forthcoming about news reports disclosing widespread secret electronic surveillance and radiation monitoring of Muslim mosques.

After a New York Times story reported last month that the National Security Agency had eavesdropped on communications after September 11, 2001, without first seeking warrants from a special court, and President Bush defended his right to do so in the war on terrorism, Senate judiciary chairman Arlen Specter (R., Pa.) said he might call U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to testify before a committee hearing this year.


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