Rights group sues US government on behalf of Muslim scientist

A Muslim nuclear physicist on Thursday accused the US Department of Energy of revoking his security clearance in retaliation for his criticism of the government's treatment of Muslims. Moniem El-Ganayni, 57, an Egyptian who moved to the United States in 1980, had worked at the Bettis Laboratory in the Pittsburgh-suburb of West Mifflin for 18 years. He was fired after the DOE revoked his security clearance, according to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on his behalf. The ACLU is an organization that advocates individual rights.