| GEO World|
| FBI defends use of informants in mosques|
| Updated at: 1512 PST, Tuesday, June 09, 2009|
LOS ANGELES: FBI Director Robert Mueller defended the agency's use of informants within U.S. mosques, despite complaints from Muslim organizations that worshippers and clerics are being targeted instead of possible terrorists.
"We don't investigate places, we investigate individuals," Mueller said during a brief meeting with reporters in Los Angeles.
"To the extent that there may be evidence or other information of criminal wrongdoings, then we will undertake those investigations," Mueller added. "We will continue to do it."
He called relations with U.S. Muslims "very good," but acknowledged disagreements without providing specifics.