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Poll Shows Broad Support For NYPD Surveillance Of Muslims

The disclosure of the NYPD’s expanded surveillance of Muslims prompted criticism for Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. Some politicians and law enforcement officials critiqued the program.


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Holder: Reports Of NYPD Surveillance In NJ ‘Disturbing’

The attorney general made the remarks at a Senate hearing when asked by Sen. Frank Lautenberg how a law enforcement agency could spy on another state’s residents without notifying authorities.


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FBI Launches Unprecedented Attack On NYPD Over Muslim Surveillance Tactics

The head of the Newark FBI said Wednesday the NYPD’s monitoring of Muslims in New Jersey has had a chilling effect on the feds’ ability to gather counter terrorism intelligence.


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Christie Lashes Out At NYPD, Ray Kelly Over Surveillance Of Muslims In New Jersey

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie isn’t mincing words when it comes to what he thinks of NYPD’s surveillance of Muslims in the Garden State.


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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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Muslim Groups Plan Rally After NYPD Intel Report

Muslim groups are planning a march to NYPD headquarters Friday afternoon to protest what they say is police spying on their community.


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Document: NYPD Recommended Surveillance Of Mosques Based Solely On Religion

The recommendation for increased, secret surveillance on Muslims and Shiite mosques was contained in a 2006 NYPD Intelligence report on Iran, obtained by the Associated Press.


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Rep. King To Testify In British Parliament About Muslim Radicalization

Saying the radicalization in Muslim communities has increased in America and Britain, King said “we can’t afford to be politically correct.”


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1010 WINS 9/11 Series: L.I. Muslims Discuss Tolerance Ten Years Later

Speaking with worshipers at the Islamic Center Of Long Island, 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera came across a variety of sentiments, ranging from uncertainty to optimism.


The site of a proposed mosque is seen in New York, NY - May 25, 2010 - Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

Developer Of Proposed Mosque Near Ground Zero Says Project May Take Years To Complete

Sharif El-Gamal told The New York Times that further decisions would be made only after consultation with lower Manhattan residents and Muslims in New York City.


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Local Muslims Glad Bin Laden Gone, But Some Not Thrilled With Method

The message on the door of the Masjid el Ber of Astoria is not a violent one. It prays that peace be upon the messenger of Allah. It’s through that lens that people here viewed the life and death of bin Laden.


Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., center, the only Muslin in Congress, becomes emotional as he testifies before the House Homeland Security Committee on the extent of the radicalization of American Muslims, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Muslim Congressman Breaks Down At Radicalization Hearing

Rep. Peter King’s hearings took an emotional turn when Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, tried to speak of the heroism and patriotism of Mohamad Salman Hamdani, a New York City EMT who died on 9/11.


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Rep. King: Islamic Radicalization Hearings Will Be Fair

“The reasons the hearings are focusing on the Muslim community, the president’s own national security advisor said al Qaeda is attempting to radicalize the Muslim-American community,” King said.


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Interfaith Rally Protests Rep. King’s Hearings On US Muslims

A coalition of over 100 interfaith, nonprofit and governmental organizations plans to rally in New York City against a planned congressional hearing on Muslims’ role in homegrown terrorism.


Pastor Terry Jones, right, of the Dove World Outreach Center of Gainesville, Fla., speaks to reporters across the street from the proposed Islamic cultural center near the World Trade Center site, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Florida Pastor Leads Anti-Mosque Protest In NYC

Pastor Terry Jones — who backed down from a threat to burn the Koran on Sept. 11 — has led a few dozen protesters to the site of a proposed mosque near ground zero.