“I think it is shocking what is happening,” she said.

“We are getting a lot of telephone calls from people. We are hearing that people went down wanting to co-operate and then they were detained.”

Islamic community leaders said many detainees had been living, working and paying taxes in the US for up to a decade and had families there.

“Terrorists most likely wouldn’t come to the INS to register,” said Sabiha Khan of the Southern California chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations.

—BBC: Mass arrests of Muslims in LA

I feel safer already.

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