Muslims

Imam Al-Hajj Talib Abdur-Rashid speaks at a news conference outside City Hall on Oct. 14, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Imams In NYC Denounce Violent Extremism

About a dozen imams from mosques in all five of New York City’s boroughs have gathered Tuesday to denounce violent extremist acts around the world.

10/14/2014

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)

Civil Rights Advocates: NYC Still Allowing Surveillance Of Muslims

Civil rights advocates on Tuesday accused New York City authorities of continuing to support discriminatory surveillance of Muslim communities by police.

10/07/2014

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NYPD: Hate Crimes Against Muslims, Jews Up Due To Unrest Overseas

Suspected hate crimes against Jewish and Muslim people are up following unrest overseas, according to the New York City police department.

09/17/2014

The NYPD hate crimes unit is trying to track down whoever posted anti-Muslim fliers in a Bensonhurst apartment complex. (Credit: CBS 2)

NYPD Investigating Anti-Muslim Fliers In Bensonhurst

Muslim residents in a Brooklyn apartment complex are on edge after anti-Islamic fliers were posted there.

07/29/2014

Pope Francis prays at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on May 25, 2014, in Jerusalem, Israel. (Credit: Getty Images)

Israeli, Palestinian Leaders Accept Pope’s Vatican Invitation

Pope Francis took a dramatic plunge Sunday into Mideast politics while on his Holy Land pilgrimage, receiving an acceptance from the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to visit him at the Vatican next month to discuss embattled peace efforts.

05/25/2014

Pope Francis Visits Assisi

Pope Frances Embarks On Trip To Middle East

The pope started his historic trip to the Middle East, arriving first in Jordan.

05/24/2014

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NYPD Dissolves Unit That Spied On Muslim Communities

The NYPD has disbanded a unit that drew widespread criticism for reports that it conducted broad surveillance on Muslim neighborhoods.

04/15/2014

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Judge Tosses Lawsuit Challenging NYPD Surveillance Of New Jersey Muslims

A federal judge on Thursday threw out a civil rights lawsuit challenging surveillance by the NYPD of Muslims in New Jersey.

02/20/2014

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Christie Signs Law Requiring Consent For Spying By Out-Of-State Agencies

Christie said the new the law protects civil liberties while also keeping the country safe from terrorism.

09/09/2013

An NYU student attends a town hall to discuss the NYPD's surveillance of Muslim communities. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYPD Spying On Muslims Leads To N.J. Senate Committee Approving New Regulations

A New Jersey State Senate committee passed a bill Monday that would require law enforcement agencies from elsewhere to give notice when they plan to conduct counterterrorism surveillance in the state — a measure prompted by revelations about NYPD spying on Muslims.

06/17/2013

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NYC Continues Trying To Block NJ Muslim Surveillance Lawsuit

In a filing earlier this week, the lawyers said the plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit filed in New Jersey have failed to prove the New York Police Department targeted Muslims based solely on their religion.

02/27/2013

An NYU student attends a town hall to discuss the NYPD's surveillance of Muslim communities. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Lawyers Seek Injunction Against NYPD’s Controversial Muslim Surveillance Program

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.

02/04/2013

Erika Menendez Perp Walk (credit: CBS 2)

Subway Shoving Suspect Says ‘Bad Day’ Drove Her To Attack

The woman accused of shoving a man in front of a subway train in Queens last month blamed a “bad day” for her actions in a recent interview.

01/19/2013

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Places Of Worship Spring Into Action To Join The Post-Sandy Relief Effort

During times of hardship many people look to places of worship for comfort and support, but in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy those places have taken action and played a role in the relief effort.

11/14/2012

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NYPD Informant: I Was Ordered To Spy On, Incriminate Muslims

A man who says he was a paid informant working for the NYPD claimed Tuesday that he was ordered to spy on the innocent, and make them issue incriminating statements.

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