Tampa civil rights group warns Muslims to talk to FBI only with lawyer present

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A local civil rights group is issuing an “urgent warning” to Muslims not to talk to the FBI unless their lawyer is present; the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR-Florida, says it stems from a prominent New Tampa Muslim being questioned at home.

For more, WMNF interviewed, Hassan Shibly, an attorney and executive director of CAIR-Florida.

Later this week we’ll air the 2nd half of this interview in which Valdosta GA Attorney emphasizes the danger of entrapment and outlines the case of Sami Osmakac, who was convicted of plotting terrorism and is awaiting sentencing. His supporters say he was entrapped and incapable of carrying out the crime.