Detroit-Area City Has Second-Most People in Federal Terror Watch List

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Arab-American activists in a Detroit suburb are fuming over a report that Dearborn is No. 2 in the number of known or suspected terrorists and their associates.
U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade joined activists at a news conference Friday. She says Dearborn is filled with "great American patriots."
The National Counterterrorism Center says there were 1.1 million people in the database at the end of 2013. The government doesn't need evidence linking someone to terrorism in order for the person to be in the database. It feeds to smaller lists that restrict travel.
An online publication, The Intercept, obtained a secret 2013 government document and found Dearborn was second behind New York City.
The Michigan branch of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee is concerned about hostility toward Arab Americans after the report.


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