US officials and apologists often say “those who have nothing to hide have nothing to fear”.
This one example should be more than enough to disprove that expression:
We recently wrote about a new lawsuit from some Muslim men, suing the US government after they were all placed on the no-fly list for refusing to become informants. Some of the stories were ridiculous, displaying just how aggressive and coercive the FBI has been in trying to force totally innocent people into becoming informants, even when they lack any actual connection to any terrorists or terrorist organizations. But those disgusting stories pale in comparison to a story reported by Nick Baumann at Mother Jones, in which it becomes quite clear that the US governmentwrecked the lives of multiple family members (mostly US citizens) after one American muslim man refused to become an informant.