A federal appeals court panel in Philadelphia on Tuesday was reviewing the legality of the controversial NYPD religious surveillance program.
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.
Civil rights advocates on Tuesday accused New York City authorities of continuing to support discriminatory surveillance of Muslim communities by police.
Suspected hate crimes against Jewish and Muslim people are up following unrest overseas, according to the New York City police department.
Muslim residents in a Brooklyn apartment complex are on edge after anti-Islamic fliers were posted there.
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.
The pope started his historic trip to the Middle East, arriving first in Jordan.
The NYPD has disbanded a unit that drew widespread criticism for reports that it conducted broad surveillance on Muslim neighborhoods.
A federal judge on Thursday threw out a civil rights lawsuit challenging surveillance by the NYPD of Muslims in New Jersey.
Christie said the new the law protects civil liberties while also keeping the country safe from terrorism.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.