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NYPD Forced To Produce Muslim Surveillance Records
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A federal judge ruled on Friday that targets of the NYPD’s surveillance of Muslims can probe the department’s files. Brooklyn U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen’s order comes at an early phase of a lawsuit against the NYPD, one of three such ongoing legal efforts.




NYPD Secretly Designated Entire Mosques As Terrorism Organizations
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NEW YORK — The New York Police Department has secretly labeled entire mosques as terrorist organizations, a designation that allows police to use informants to record sermons and spy on imams, often without specific evidence of criminal wrongdoing.




Ray Kelly Changed “Nothing” About How NYPD Spies On Muslims
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New York City,Kelly is asked how the department’s surveillance methods have changed in the wake of a Pultizer Prize-winning investigative series and the revelation that the very same surveillance program has generated zero leads. His reply: “Nothing…”




NJ Muslims file federal suit to stop NYPD spying
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WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the Obama administration’s go-to civil rights groups in its efforts to build relationships with American Muslims is suing the New York Police Department over its surveillance programs, some of which were paid for with federal money.




Peter King: Iran May Have ‘Hundreds’ Of Hezbollah Agents In U.S.
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WASHINGTON — Iranian-backed Hezbollah agents, not al Qaeda operatives, may pose the greatest threat on U.S. soil as tensions over Iran’s suspected nuclear weapons program ratchet up, according to the Republican chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security.




Poll: NYPD Gets High Approval Rating From NYC Voters; 29 Percent Think Muslims Unfairly Targeted
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Overall, 63 percent of those surveyed approved of way police are doing their job, although when asked about the controversial policy for stopping, questioning and frisking people, only 46 percent approved while 49 percent disapproved.




Sonny Singh: We Are All Muslims: A Sikh Response to Islamophobia in the NYPD and Beyond
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As a brown-skinned Sikh with a turban on my head and a long beard on my chin, I deal with my fair share of racist and xenophobic harassment regularly, including in my home of New York City, the most diverse city on the planet.




Asra Nomani in The Daily Beast: Spy on White People
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By Haroon Moghul

So, Asra Nomani writes an(other) embarrasing example of self-hatred for The Daily Beast, applauding law enforcement’s apparent targeting of Muslims throughout the Greater New York City area.




Zuhdi Jasser’s Astroturf Muslim Groups Behind Rally to Support NYPD Spying
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The American Islamic Leadership Coalition (AILC) and the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) recently held a joint rally to express support for the NYPD and the tactics it uses (including racial profiling and spying on American Muslims).




Homegrown Muslim Terrorism Plots Decreased Again In 2011
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WASHINGTON — A new study of homegrown terrorism involving Muslim Americans suggests that the alarm bells set off by Republicans in Congress over sleeper cells of Islamic extremists may be much too loud.