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NYPD and the Muslim community: how to make good

By Marwa Helal New York: A few weeks ago, the New York Police Department (NYPD) made headlines when it was discovered that a controversial film, “The Third Jihad”, which claims to explore radical Islam in America, was shown to nearly 1,500 officers during a counterterrorism training in 2010. Due to the sensationalist tone of “The Third …


NYPD files: ‘Focus’ scrutiny on Muslim Americans

By Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo / AP NEW YORK: The New York Police Department collected information on businesses owned by second- and third-generation Americans specifically because they were Muslims, according to newly obtained secret documents. They show in the clearest terms yet that police were monitoring people based on religion, despite claims from Mayor Michael …


Muslims at rally: NYPD surveillance keeps us safe

By Colleen Long / AP NEW YORK: Members of an Islamic coalition stood in front of police headquarters with signs to support the New York Police Department’s aggressive counterterrorism efforts, saying the agency is doing what is necessary to protect the city — and Muslims. Imam Qazi Qayyoom, who was among the group Monday, said he …


New York police can do better for Muslim students

By Altaf Husain WASHINGTON, DC: The Associated Press discovery that the New York Police Department (NYPD) monitored Muslim college students both within and outside the city limits in 2006 and 2007 has sparked outrage from university officials and students. The surveillance included Baruch College, Columbia University, New York University and the State University of New York …


Records detail mosque spying; NY police defend it

By Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo / AP NEW YORK: The New York Police Department targeted Muslim mosques with tactics normally reserved for criminal organizations, according to newly obtained police documents that showed police collecting the license plates of worshippers, monitoring them on surveillance cameras and cataloging sermons through a network of informants. The documents, obtained …


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