Common sense is apparently Made in Japan. Unfortunate it’s no longer Made in America.
Police in Japan are able to collect data and information on individuals just because they are Muslim, despite a court ruling in favor of 17 individuals who sought compensation for having their personal details leaked.
The plaintiffs are Muslims from Japan, Algeria, Iran, Tunisia and Morocco.
The lawyer who successfully won the case at the Tokyo District Court on Wednesday, Toshiro Ueyanagi, said “there was a total lack of consideration for human rights,” regarding the prying into the personal lives of his plaintiffs just because they were Muslims.
The nationalities, portraits, place of employment, family composition and places frequently visited by the plaintiffs were leaked into a 114 page document about terrorism, which was posted on the internet in 2010.
Despite granting a 90 million Yen payout to the Muslim plaintiffs over the leaks, the court also ruled that Japanese police had the right to collect information on individuals just for being Muslim, drawing further condemnation from the plaintiffs.
Meanwhile Holder is once again moving to ban profiling terrorists by their Islamic religion, even though Islam is their whole motivation.