ethnic spying

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file / credit: Edward Reed / Mayor's Office)

Some Muslim Leaders Boycott Bloomberg’s Interfaith Breakfast

More than a dozen Muslim clerics and community figures skipped Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s annual interfaith breakfast which is aimed at bringing people together.

12/30/2011

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file / credit: Edward Reed / Mayor's Office)

Muslim Groups Plan To Boycott Mayor Bloomberg’s Interfaith Breakfast

They say that the rights of Muslims are being “flagrantly violated,” adding they “cannot in good conscience appear at a public gathering with the government official who is ultimately responsible.”

12/29/2011

(credit: Associated Press)

In New York, Ambivalence Over Muslim Surveillance

There is an ambivalence among many New Yorkers in the wake of an Associated Press investigation showing that after 9/11, police began spying on Muslim and Arab neighborhoods, often based only on ethnicity. The competing impulses of civic welcome and civic safety are evident throughout the boroughs.

11/12/2011