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ACLU Listed on Tennessee Terrorism Map

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Tennessee was listed on a map of terrorism threats following a letter to schools in which the civil rights group requested them to be “inclusive” in their holiday celebrations.

The Tennessee Fusion Center, set up in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, tracks potential terror threats and other “suspicious activity” on a map of the state.

The ACLU entry states that “ACLU cautions Tennessee schools about observing ‘one religious holiday.'”

The ACLU, naturally, is upset. “Equating a group’s attempts to protect religious freedom in Tennessee with suspicious activity related to terrorism is outrageous,” said state ACLU director Hedy Weinberg. “Religious freedom is a founding principle in our Constitution—not fodder for overzealous law enforcement.”

Disclaimer: Moral Low Ground founder and editor Brett Wilkins is a proud card-carrying member of the American Civil Liberties Union.

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