June 30, 2016

Supreme Court of Japan Approves Surveillance of Muslims at Work and Play

Supreme Court Of Japan

Under some system of collective reasoning, it could be argued that if the United States could incarcerate Japanese descendants living in the United States during World War II, then Japan is 
justified watching Muslims during the undeclared World War III. I mean, you know, like, you know, the government in Japan is just watching them. They are not doing anything to them. Unlike in Cambridge, MA where police, crime families, Harvard University campus police and building superintendents not only watch a 70-year-old white man, they also harass him every day. They disturb his sleep, provoking, insulting, ridiculing, humiliating him while they see what he will do. Unlike the Japanese government and Muslims the US government uses psychologists for intense behavior conditioning, evaluations and testing all contrary to law. The US government has its priorities. Watch and attack weak, vulnerable persons. Leave dangerous violent repeat criminals alone. Vulnerable persons will not harm police or crime family associates or the men and women sent to do the daily dirty work. 

[From article]
Japan's Supreme Court has upheld the government's blanket surveillance of the country's Muslim community.
The court struck down the second appeal by Japanese Muslim plaintiffs against what they perceive as an unconstitutional invasion of their privacy and freedom of religion.
A 2010 leak of 114 police files revealed nationwide surveillance of Japanese Muslims. The files revealed that Muslim places of worship, halal restaurants and Islam-related organisations across the capital, Tokyo, were being monitored.
Within a few weeks of the leak, the data had been downloaded 10,000 times in 20 different countries from a file-sharing website.
A group of 17 Japanese Muslims, mostly from Middle Eastern and North African countries, decided to sue the Japanese government for infringing on their constitutional rights.
Mohamed Fujita, a native of Japan who converted to Islam over 20 years ago, is one of the 17 plaintiffs fighting the surveillance.
He told Al Jazeera: "They made us terrorist suspects, we never did anything wrong - on the contrary."
The Supreme Court finally dismissed the case after two appeals on 31 May.
The plaintiffs were awarded ¥90 million ($880,000) as compensation due to violation of their privacy by the leak.
However, the presiding judges did not make a judgment on police profiling and surveillance tactics which a lower court had upheld as "necessary and inevitable" to guard against international terrorism.


Japan's top court has approved blanket surveillance of the country's Muslims
'They made us terrorist suspects, we never did anything wrong,' says Japanese Muslim, Mohammed Fujita
Matt Payton
Wednesday 29 June 2016

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