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FBI Interviews

The FBI seeks to interview members of the Muslim community for multiple reasons apart from investigating the individual for criminal wrong doing.

These reasons include: interviewing potential witnesses, conducting background checks for immigration and other federal benefits, gaining intelligence regarding the Muslim community, and recruiting informants. Even if you believe that you have done nothing wrong or have nothing to hide, choosing to talk with the FBI or other members of the terrorism task force is a serious matter with the potential to subject the person being questioned to criminal sanction and /or derogatory administrative consequences. Consequently, we recommend consulting with an attorney prior to agreeing to speak with the FBI and other members of the Terrorism Task Force.

If the FBI contacts you, please call us. We will consult with you by phone or in person to determine the purpose of the interview and determine steps you can take to protect yourself. We will also advise you of your rights and responsibilities to protect you against the risk of saying something incriminating—or that the FBI will perceive as incriminating. In some circumstances, we can arrange for immunity before you speak with FBI agents. Finally, if after speaking with us you decide to participate in the interview, an attorney from our office can be present with you to ensure that your rights are protected.

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