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A New York University (NYU) student attends a town hall to discuss the NYPD's surveillance of Muslim communities on February 29, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

End Of NYPD Muslim Surveillance Program Applauded

The NYPD said Tuesday it had disbanded the surveillance program and that detectives assigned to the unit had been transferred to other duties within the division.

04/16/2014

City Council Education Chair Robert Jackson (Photo/CBS 2)

Muslim City Councilman Pleased As Candidates Back School Holidays

With both mayoral candidates supporting the addition of two Muslim holidays to the New York City public school calendar, one city councilman may finally get his wish.

10/20/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Shoots Down Idea Of 3 Additional NYC Schools Holidays

A holy war is brewing over school holidays. Proposals were revealed Thursday to add three new “school is closed” days for all New York City students in honor of Muslim and Hindu observances.

10/17/2013

Prabhjot Singh (credit: CBS 2)

Police Investigating Possible Bias Attack On Columbia Professor

Prabhjot Singh, who is Sikh, was approached by a group of 15 to 20 young men on bicycles making anti-Muslim statements, police said.

09/23/2013

Courtroom/File (Photo: CBS 2)

N.J. Muslim Leader’s Deportation Hearing Delayed Until March

An attorney for Mohammad Qatanani says a hearing originally scheduled for Sept. 12 has been delayed until March.

09/21/2013

Michael Enright

Michael Enright, Who Slashed Cabbie In Anti-Muslim Tirade, Sentenced To Nearly 10 Years In Prison

Enright pleaded guilty to attempted murder and assault as hate crimes for the Aug. 24, 2010 attack against Bangladeshi cab driver Ahmed Sharif.

06/25/2013

Muslims In New York City  (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images, FILE)

Civil Rights Groups Sue NYPD Over Muslim Spying

The New York Police Department’s widespread spying programs directed at Muslims have undermined free worship by innocent people and should be declared unconstitutional, religious leaders and civil rights advocates said Tuesday after the filing of a federal lawsuit.

06/18/2013

Tamerlan Tsarnaev

Report: Russian Wiretaps Caught Bombing Suspect Discussing Jihad With His Mother

Russian wire-taps caught a conversation between Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his mother in which the two may have discussed jihad, CBS 2 reported.

04/27/2013

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Lawsuit: Bosses Were Hostile To Former NYC Transit Worker’s Muslim Faith

A former New York City transit worker filed a lawsuit Wednesday, claiming that he faced “a campaign of hostility” toward his Muslim faith on the job.

04/03/2013

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Police Release Sketch Of Suspect Wanted For Attack Outside Queens Mosque

Around 5 a.m. Sunday, police were called to the Masijid-Saaliheen mosque on Kissena Boulevard. When they arrived, they found the 57-year-old victim stabbed in the torso.

11/19/2012

Ad from Rabbis For Human Rights

Two Religious Groups Launching Campaigns Against Anti-Jihad Ads

Last month, following a court order, a controversial ad went up on the subway, saying, “In any war between the civilized man and the savage support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.”

10/08/2012

Muslim, Coptic leaders meet at the Islamic Center of Jersey City (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Muslim, Coptic Leaders Meet In Jersey City To Discuss Violence Over Controversial Film

At the Islamic Center in Jersey City Saturday night, Muslim and Coptic leaders engaged in a peaceful dialogue and said that should be an example for the rest of the world.

09/16/2012

President Barack Obama (credit:BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages) and Mitt Romney (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Fact Check Friday: Romney Accuses Obama Of Apologizing For America

Was Mitt Romney accurate in the way he portrayed President Barack Obama in the early hours of the embassy attack in Egypt and the consulate attack in Libya?

09/14/2012

An ad paid for by the American Freedom Defense Initiative at a Metro-North station in Larchmont, NY on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 (credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

‘Islamorealism’ Ads Coming Down In Westchester Metro-North Train Stations

An MTA spokesman said most of the ads have been taken down, saying that they had run their course. But opponents of the ads said the damage has already been done.

09/06/2012

Muslims pray on last day of Ramadan at John D'Amato Field. (Staten Island Advance/Hilton Flores) www.silive.com

Report: Anonymous Caller Takes Responsibility For Bacon Found At S.I. Ramadan Site

An anonymous caller who claimed to have discarded spoiled bacon in a park where Muslims had scheduled Ramadan prayers said he was putting it out for seagulls and raccoons to eat, not as an anti-Muslim statement.

08/22/2012

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