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F.B.I. Is Accused of Bias by Arab-American Agent

The F.B.I.’s highest-ranking Arab-American agent has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the bureau, charging that he was kept out of the investigation of the Sept. 11, 2001, hijackings because of his ancestry. The agent, Bassem Youssef, filed the lawsuit on Friday in Federal District Court for the District of Columbia. Mr. Youssef, a naturalized American citizen born in Egypt, said in his complaint that “no other non-Arab F.B.I. employee with similar background and experience was willfully blocked from working 9/11-related matters.” Full Story

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