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Is the FBI’s Surveillance of Muslims Really a State Secret?

The Supreme Court considers whether to shield the FBI from accountability for its surveillance of Muslims.

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Episode Notes

Members of an Orange County mosque noticed a new convert was asking some strange questions. He turned out to be an FBI informant. Will the Supreme Court allow the bureau to be held accountable?

Guest: Rowaida Abdelaziz, national reporter covering islamophobia & immigration for HuffPost.

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Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Davis Land, Danielle Hewitt, Elena Schwartz, and Carmel Delshad.

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  • Mary Harris is the host and managing editor of What Next, Slate's new daily news podcast. She has reported throughout the public radio system, for NPR, Marketplace, and WNYC.