Top Secret Documents Reveal More Cases Of Targeted Muslim Spying By NYPD

Leading Muslim Official In New York City: The Police Are 'Attacking A Religion'

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There were new revelations Friday of religious profiling by the NYPD. Now there are calls for the federal government to rein in the Police Department’s anti-terrorism unit.

The NYPD’s anti-terror cops specifically targeted Muslims and gave other religious groups a pass, newly released top secret documents show.

“These are clearly constitutional liberties that are being trampled on. They are not pursuing criminality or terrorism. They’re actually attacking a religion,” Zead Ramadan, president of the Council of American-Islamic Relations, told CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer.

The reports indicate cops collected information on businesses owned by second and third generation Americans, specifically because they were Muslims, and ignored members of other religions in the same ethnic communities.

In a top secret report labeled “Syrian locations of concern” investigators said: “The Syrian community in New York City is divided into two parts, a Jewish Syrian and a Muslim Syrian community. This report will focus on the smaller Muslim community.”

In the Egyptian community, Coptic Christians were left alone, but Muslims were spied upon.

“Here’s the real tragedy: it’s that they’re poisoning American minds with the idea that we must be in suspicion of our Muslim American neighbors,” Ramadan said.

The NYPD defended its actions, citing Justice Department guidelines which state that if “members of certain terrorist organizations live and operate primarily within a certain concentrated community of the same ethnicity, the location of that community is clearly valuable — and properly collectible — data.”

On his radio show, Mayor Michael Bloomberg refused to back down, saying that he believes members of the Muslim community support the NYPD’s actions. He said they want to be safe, too.

“We’re doing the right thing. We will continue to do the right thing. We take every precaution possible to not do anything possible that ever violates the law,” Bloomberg said.

The mayor and the Police Department said they do not intend to stop what they’re doing, because their mission is to prevent another terror attack.

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  1. Christie I'M A HOG AND MAKE PEOPLE PUKE says:

    HAM HOCK, PICKLED PIG FEET, TEN JIM DANDY SUNDAES, 20 BK WHOPPERS, FRIES AND YODELS. MAYBE CHRISTIE WILL SIT ON THE NYPD AS A FORM OF TORTURE. YOU DON’T MESS WITH CHRISTIE. HE WEIGHS 500LBS AND COULD CRUSH A CAR IF HE SAT ON IT.

  2. Are We A Democracy Really? says:

    I GUESS CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS ONLY APPLY TO CERTAIN PEOPLE. HENCE WHY WE ARE NOT A TRUE DEMOCRACY AND A POLICE STATE.

  3. steve says:

    If we were in their Country. we would have to live their rule. so I say live with it.

  4. Linda says:

    What the heck do these people keep gripping about, they are here enjoying the freedom that we Americans keep fighting for. Does anybody see them in their own countries fighting for their freedon & their countries, heck no but, they want to protect here in America for rights they don’t have in their own countries. Listen up you inconsiderate people, our troops are fighting & dying for freedom for all, while you are here trying to underscore our customs & our laws, get with the program or move to Iran.

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  6. Are We A Democracy Really? says:

    CHARLIE YOU ARE A RACIST AND I’M NOT GOING TO QUIBBLE OVER A SPELLCHECK TYPO WITH A NAZI LIKE YOU. YOU ARE DISGUSTING AND BTW I HAVE A DEGREE IN ENGLISH LITERATURE FROM NYU FOOL. AND YOUR EDUCATION COMES FROM AN HONORARY MEMBERSHIP IN THE KKK. YOU SHOULD BE PROUD!

    1. President of NYU.. says:

      by the way Mr. NYU English Literature Degree….. we never begin sentences in English with the word ‘and”.

  7. lee says:

    The FBI and DEA fabricate evidence, steal from suspects and use murder to close those bad cases.
    There is evidence that employees from DoD, CIA and DOJ accepted bribes from Al Quida.
    How is it that 12 of the 9/11 terrorists could live for 2 weeks just 2 miles from NSA head quarters in Maryland.This after several of them had taken flight simulator lessons on Jumbo jet trainers and several of them where on State department terror watch lists.
    There is evidence that employees from DoD, CIA and DOJ accepted bribes from Al Quida.
    If DoJ and DoD employees where more concerned with doing their jobs than enriching themselves by stealing from suspects and taking bribes, then there might have been more a chance that 9/11 had never happened.

    1. Rufus T Firefly says:

      Lee see’s two indians hiding behind every tree!

  8. John Zaffino says:

    We are a Republic, not a democracy, or so I’ve been told. Democratic Republic, I what I say! This is a damned id you do, damned if you don’t situation. If they don’t monitor and something happens, you will get those who will say “Why weren’t they listening? They know something could happen.” And they would get out the committees and the commissions to see what they could have done, and where they failed, be cause we are a society that loves to blame after the fact. Now, they are monitoring, and we get “That’s a violation of their civil rights” It may be, the courts will sort it out and, depending oh if it’s a liberal court or a conservative court, they wil either be absolved of blame, or they will be convicted of violating the civil rights of these people. It’s a murky systen, but it’s better than others that are out there.

    1. William says:

      Rather be damned if we do than DEAD if we DON’T….. That’s not being paranoid, I take the subway every day and the Battery Tunnel 3 days a week..and lost 3 dearly close people on 9/11. There is no solution to this. This became a news issue because of a GOD D@#M leak. The NYPD will continue to do what it needs to do to keep us safe. No story on these web sites or protesting will change that….

  9. Are We A Democracy Really? says:

    WHAT’S NEXT INTERMENT CAMPS? WHATEVER HAPPENED TO PROBABLE CAUSE AND CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS? THE NYPD HAS IT ALL WRONG. IT’S THOUGH THEY ASSUME MUSLIMS ARE GUILTY AND HAVE TO PROVE THEIR INNOCENT. IF THIS ISN’T RACISM OR RELIGIOUS BIGOTRY, PLEASE TELL ME WHAT IS? IT’S NOT A DEMOCRACY FOR THEM APPARENTLY.

    1. Charlie says:

      First off, your English is atrocious! With that said, do you honestly think that muslims adhere to any law, other than sharia law? You need a wake up call, as your head is up your bum! Put a bandage on your bleeding heart, and take a look at that’s really going on, sheeple like you will be the first to go, unless you come to your senses……….muslims are looking to take over!

    2. Rufus T Firefly says:

      You mean Muslims are not guilty? Sorry, If your not a Muslim then most Muslim’s consider you the enemy.

  10. F. Allreligions says:

    We waste far too much time and energy on organisms that put their faith and hope in some highly inconsequential, non-scientific fiction that always involves massive doses of pain, suffering, and destruction to justify what would otherwise be its nonexistence. Take every church, temple, mosque, alleged holy/sacred book and burn them away forever. Then perhaps we can speak of logic and reality. If not, then you may as well smell my ass.

  11. michaelfury says:

    How far from East Rutherford to the George Washington Bridge?

    http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2010/08/23/as-the-crow-flies/

  12. DanTe says:

    Awww…. Just like Hitler found pet Jews. Bloomberg found pet Muslims.

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