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NYCLU Calls For Federal Probe Of NYPD’s Use Of White House Funds

The Associated Press reports the NYPD used some federal drug fighting funds to help pay for surveillance of mosques and Muslim businesses.


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Potential NYC Mayoral Candidates Weigh In On NYPD Surveillance Of Muslim Student Groups

Responses to the surveillance range from cautious support to a warning about curtailing civil liberties.


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Bloomberg Defends ‘Legal,’ ‘Appropriate’ NYPD Monitoring Of Muslims

The mayor stopped short of acknowledging that police had spied on Muslims who weren’t suspected of any crime, reiterating that investigators only followed leads.


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Sen. Menendez Calls For Federal Investigation Into NYPD’s Muslim Spying

Is it religious profiling or good police work? An intense debate is underway in our area amid new revelations that NYPD spying on Muslim communities included neighborhoods in Nassau and Suffolk counties and Newark, N.J.


Newark Mayor Cory Booker (file / credit: Mayor's Office)

Booker: Newark Misled On NYPD Spying On Muslims

Newark Mayor Cory Booker and his top police official say the city was misled by the New York Police Department and never would have authorized such wholesale spying on Muslims if they had known about it.


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Monitoring Of Muslim Students Sparks Outrage

A spokesman for a major Muslim organization is blasting the New York Police Department for spying on his community.


NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly speaks at One Police Plaza - New York, NY - Jan 27, 2012 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Commissioner Kelly: ‘Jihad’ Movie Showing Not Authorized; Calls It ‘Inflammatory’

While NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said he wouldn’t comment about the allegations against his son, he did speak Friday about a video that has caused an uproar in the Muslim community.


Protest over "The Third Jihad" at City Hall - New York, NY - Jan 26, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Muslim Groups Call For Ray Kelly’s Resignation After ‘Jihad’ Video Showing

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly originally said he was not involved in the controversial “The Third Jihad” film. But after admitting he was and apologizing, some Muslim groups are calling for him to step down.


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.


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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.”


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Muslims Leaders Upset With NYPD, To Boycott Mayor’s Breakfast

The imams and activists said in a letter to Mayor Michael Bloomberg that they’re disturbed at his response to a series of stories detailing police department intelligence-gathering programs.


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Pascrell Backs Muslim Community Protest Over Lowe’s TV Ad Pull

Members of New Jersey’s large Muslim community and some lawmakers are condemning the Lowe’s home improvement chain for its decision to pull ads from a reality TV show about American Muslims.


According to a new fatwa bananas may be among some foods that are off limits to Muslim women. (Credit:CBS)

Phallic Fatwa Bans Certain Foods For Muslim Women

A phallic fatwa is making the rounds on the internet. The religious decree bans Muslim women from handling bananas or cucumbers because their phallic shape may lead to thoughts of sex.


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Upper West Side Parking Dispute Breaks Out Between Muslim Cab Drivers, Residents

A neighborhood feud has developed between cab drivers and residents on the Upper West Side. Cabbies say they are being targeted for their religion — and they’re fighting back.


Muslim protesters march past an NYPD officer at a large anti-war rally in Union Square on April 9, 2011 in New York City. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Muslims To NYPD: ‘Respect Us, We Will Respect You’

Bundled in winter clothes, men and women knelt as the call to prayer echoed off the cold stone of government buildings not far from City Hall.