Banks in the U.S. have been sending letters to their American Muslim customers telling them that their accounts will soon be closed.
There has been no explanation as to why certain Muslims have been targeted.
The Los Angeles Times reported that a famous Florida Muslim businessman had both his personal and business accounts closed at Chase Bank shortly after opening a new account.
An American Islamic council attorney has submitted a complaint to the US Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, but a Justice Department spokeswoman said the issue was a matter for banking regulators, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
The council is now considering a lawsuit against the banks.