Imam Mustafa El-Amin
The civil rights lawyers complained police have monitored public places where Muslims eat, shop and worship and kept records and notes about police observations despite any evidence of unlawful or terror-related activities.
Imam Mustafa El Amin said since 9/11, the Muslim faith has come under the microscope. El Amin said he’s spent 11 years trying to turn around the shadow cast by the hijackers.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has reassured Muslim leaders he remains troubled by the way the New York Police Department conducted surveillance of Muslim communities in New Jersey, even though his administration has said it was legal, but again stopped short of criticizing the spying itself.
After a New Jersey mosque used its NYPD surveillance controversy to recruit new members through a newspaper ad, Imam Mustafa El-Amin of Masjid Ibrahim in Newark says that all are welcome for Friday’s prayer service.
Imam Mustafa El-Amin of Masjid Ibrahim in Newark ran an advertisement Thursday in a New Jersey newspaper urging people to read the Quran, denouncing terrorism and emphasizing that his mosque has an “open door” policy.