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House bill aims to block tech giants from building "Muslim registry"

House bill aims to block tech giants from building "Muslim registry"

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Washington, DC, January 12, 2017 | comments

A new House bill would prevent the incoming government from forcing tech companies to build a so-called Muslim registry.

The bill, dubbed the No Religious Registry Act, is set to be reintroduced by Rep. Suzan DelBene (WA, 1st) after it failed just days after now president-elect Donald Trump won the election.

It comes after the Republican candidate made repeated calls for a "total and complete shutdown" of Muslims entering the US during his campaign.

But it's not a new idea. The Bush administration debuted a requirement forcing immigrant boys and men from predominantly Muslim countries to register with the government following the September 11 attacks. However, in his last days of office, the Obama administration shut down the registry. 

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