St. Louis Public Radio News
12:24 pm
Thu March 20, 2003

Local Arabs Concerned About Profiling

St. Louis, MO. – Advocates for Arabs living in the U.S. say Arabs around St. Louis are being profiled for investigation, even if they've committed no crime.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations is expressing concern that the FBI is questioning Arabs at their homes, mosques, and work.

Tom Bush, with the FBI's St. Louis office, says the agency is scrutinizing Iraqi refugees in St. Louis.

Estimates put the Iraqi population in St. Louis at 3,000.