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Islamic Leader's Plea For Less NYPD Surveillance

Newsday | Anthony M. Destefano | Posted 08.26.2013 | New York

A Muslim leader from Brentwood gave an impassioned plea Tuesday for the NYPD to rely more on alliances with his community and less on surveillance act...

In Fighting Terrorism, NYPD Must Treat Muslim Americans Like Partners, Not Suspects

Al-Hajj Talib ‘Abdur-Rashid | Posted 07.08.2012 | New York
Al-Hajj Talib ‘Abdur-Rashid

Instead of embracing American Muslims as partners, the NYPD has destroyed trust. As a religious leader who talks to a wide variety of American Muslims on a daily basis, I can tell you that this treatment is demoralizing.

Racial and Religious Profiling: What Will Be the Toll on Our Children?

Deepa Iyer | Posted 05.23.2012 | New York
Deepa Iyer

Our collective psyche has been shaped by the experiences of living in post-9/11 America, and future generations will be forced to wrangle with questions of identity, history, shame and our place in America.

Ray Kelly: NYPD Under 'Attack' From Associated Press Reporting

Posted 03.23.2012 | New York

Despite numerous protests, a highly critical New York Times op-ed, and outrage from the City Council, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has been firm in h...

Lawyer In Synagogue Bomb Plot Says Case A Target Of Illegal NYPD Surveillance

AP | By KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 03.14.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A lawyer for an Algerian native accused of planning to blow up synagogues said Tuesday that her client was a mentally unstable man targete...


AP | By DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 02.25.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- New York's mayor served notice Friday that his police department will do everything in its power to root out terrorists in the U.S., even ...

NYPD Oversight Bill Introduced To Overlook Muslim and Occupy Wall Street Abuses

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 04.11.2012 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Three Democratic New York state senators want an independent inspector to oversee the New York Police Department after what they ...

WATCH: NYPD Cops Training Included This Anti-Muslim Movie

| Posted 01.24.2012 | New York

By Sonja Sharp MANHATTAN -- A movie about radical Islam was shown to nearly 1,500 NYPD recruits for up to a year of their training, The New York Ti...

The Spoils of Spying

Len Levitt | Posted 03.10.2012 | New York
Len Levitt

Now that the AP investigation of the NYPD's widespread spying on the city's Muslims has apparently run its course, what's been the result? Much of the city's establishment have derided the AP series as "smearing" the NYPD.

New York Muslims Rally To Protest NYPD Surveillance Program

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN and CHRIS HAWLEY | Posted 01.18.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — Hundreds of Muslims prayed in a lower Manhattan park and marched to New York Police headquarters Friday to protest a decade of police...

In NYPD Spying, A Yippie Legal Battle Echoes Again

AP | By CHRIS HAWLEY | Posted 11.17.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Barbara Handschu had tried to remove her name from the agreement that is her legacy. More than a quarter century ago, after New York's po...

WATCH: Muslims Angry Over New York Police Surveillance

Posted 01.08.2012 | Religion

After an undercover NYPD officer infiltrated their group at Brooklyn College, Muslim students there are learning to protect themselves. And dozens of ...

NYPD Intel Unit Caused Muslim Businesses To Close

AP | By CHRIS HAWLEY | Posted 01.08.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Even before it showed up in a secret police report, everybody in Bay Ridge knew that Mousa Ahmad's cafe was being watched. Strangers loit...

Targeting Muslims: Does Anyone Care?

Len Levitt | Posted 11.27.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

It seems no exaggeration to say that the NYPD has infiltrated every level of Muslim life in NYC. Where's the outrage? Where's the concern? Where's the lawsuit?

One Muslim's 9/11

Melody Moezzi | Posted 11.09.2011 | Religion
Melody Moezzi

On this mournful anniversary, I pray to one day spend an uneventful year in New York -- without the disaster, without the stench, without the hate.

The NYPD And Muslims In New York

Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D. | Posted 10.31.2011 | Religion
Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D.

Since the news report last week suggested that every single mosque in New York City had been canvassed and "crawled," then effectively, there is no mosque in New York City that the police deem safe from terrorism.

WATCH: NYPD, Bloomberg Defend CIA Connection

AP/The Huffington Post | Eileen Sullivan | Posted 10.25.2011 | New York

New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly confirms that a CIA officer is working out of police headquarters but says the spy agency's role at the de...

FACT CHECK: Islam Already Lives Near Ground Zero

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WASHINGTON — A New York imam and his proposed mosque near ground zero are being demonized by political candidates – mostly Republicans &nd...