Muslim Groups Plan Rally After NYPD Intel Report

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Muslim groups are planning a march to NYPD headquarters Friday afternoon to protest what they say is police spying on their community.

The rally is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. in Foley Square.

A secret 2006 document, obtained by the Associated Press, shows the NYPD recommended increasing surveillance on Muslims and their mosques based solely on their religion.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said the NYPD never considers religion in its policing.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly clarified the document’s meaning saying, “I’m told it’s our contingency plan for outbreak of hostilities involving Iran, which sounds like something we should be doing.”

Activists in the Muslim community recently sought Kelly’s resignation over a video shown to 1,500 officers saying that Muslims wanted to “infiltrate and dominate” the U.S.

“What we’re seeing here is an institutionalized policy of religious discrimination. This is from the very high levels of the NYPD leadership being lied about and covered up by those in the NYPD leadership,” said Cyrus McGoldrick of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

The document will likely renew debate over how the NYPD views Muslims in 2012.

The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is calling for hearings in Albany over the alleged spying without warrants or evidence of wrongdoing.

  • Paul Woodhead

    Any muslim who don,t like western cultere should do what E.T. done. Go home!

  • A "Going Postal" Worker

    Ahhhh – typical NYPD.

    Anyone who doesn’t remotely look like they could guest-star on Jersey Shore, must either be a criminal or a terrorist.

  • Roger Cotton

    Round up ALL IRANIANS and put them on Ellis Island until the coming war with Iran ends. Just like we did with the Japs in WW2. Otherwise we will have all kinds of sabotage going on everywhere.

    • jagdish

      YES!! – now your talkin’ … What about the Mexicans?

  • truth in the eyes of the universe

    we should protest them!!! many are crooks!!! they should go and protest their own people for radical ideas. if they want to stop terrorists amongst their own kind, they must stand up and stop their kind’s radicals!!! they don’t!!! many are crooks! that’s why i stopped supporting them altogether! no more corner delis for me.

  • Dan Te

    If they have nothing to hide then they shouldn’t worry about the police looking at them.

  • Never forget

    How come the Muslims that protest the nypd trying to stop terrorism don’t protest against the radicals in their community? Why don’t they protest homicide bombings, female genital mutilation, anti semitism, and an overall hatred of the west?

  • Vik

    Why? Are they upsetthat their untrustworhty nastiness has come to light. Don’t ever forget 9/11/01.

  • dollars and SENSE

    In the last 50 years, what percentage of NY City and State tax revenue (income, sales, real estate, etc) has been outlaid for NYC public assistance and food stamp programs on an annual basis? In that same time frame, what percentage of NYC residents have received such benefits (also on a year-to-year basis)? And is it all possible that funds for such programs could ever be exhausted (at least for a few months) one day?

    • Roger Cotton

      FYI Iranians here are a very wealthy group in general. Not like others. They are also more dangerous to the USA in the event there is war with Iran. There are many “moles” here prepared to inflict heavy damage to the USA. This has been the case for many years now. Only answer is to round them all up and put them on Ellis Island or in a desert somewhere until the coming war with Iran is over. Most Iranians here are rich! Sucking America dry, as usual.

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