police spying

Some Muslim Leaders Boycott Bloomberg's Interfaith BreakfastMore than a dozen Muslim clerics and community figures skipped Mayor Michael Bloomberg's annual interfaith breakfast which is aimed at bringing people together.
Muslim Groups Plan To Boycott Mayor Bloomberg's Interfaith BreakfastThey 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."
In New York, Ambivalence Over Muslim SurveillanceThere is an ambivalence among many New Yorkers in the wake of an Associated Press investigation showing that after 9/11, police began spying on Muslim and Arab neighborhoods, often based only on ethnicity. The competing impulses of civic welcome and civic safety are evident throughout the boroughs.