Japan Supreme Court decision allows blanket surveillance of Muslims

Japan is almost completely unbound by political correctness when it comes to Muslims. There have been no instances of Islamic terrorism there, mostly because Japan does not permit immigration without marriage to a Japanese citizen. There are some illegal aliens from Muslim counties working in Japan, but very few with families. So the common sense notion that if you want to prevent Islamic terror, you watch Muslims for signs of trouble, is accepted popularly, and even at the highest levels of Japan’s judiciary. Thus, as the UK Independent writes (via MSN): 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. The surveillance came to light because of a leak: A 2010 leak of 114 police files revealed nationwide surveillance of...(Read Full Post)