Anti-fascists, BLM activists, environmentalists and others could all get tangled up in the government's new anti-extremism legislation.
But critics say this new bill is flawed and will likely be ineffectual in moving the dial on the viewing and sharing of extremist content.
The Senate is considering legislation that would allow the FBI to access people's email metadata and browsing histories without a warrant.
The arrests come amid increased security alerts in Belgium and Europe after warnings that the 2016 Euro soccer tournament could be a potential target for extremists.
The crackdown comes after the Islamic State claimed responsibility for three brutal hacking murders targeting religious minorities last week.
A VICE News Freedom of Information request revealed the UK Department for Education consulted 29 organizations for its Educate Against Hate website — but not a single one was Muslim.
A US District Court judge contracted a German firm to conduct evaluations of four Minnesota residents who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to support the Islamic State.
The 28-year-old man posted more than 600 tweets denying the existence of God, critiquing the teachings of prophets, and deriding Quranic verses.
Teachers and nurses are being turned into part-time spies with the bare minimum of "training."
The government has promised to review the case.
Conservatives are already pushing to fast-track a bill that Edward Snowden has called "the most intrusive and least accountable surveillance regime in the West."
VICE News explores the different issues that British Muslims are facing in the run up to the UK General Election.