U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Raymond Kelly (far right), Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (NYPD), at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on May 13, 2013.

Muslims oppose possible Raymond Kelly bid for Homeland Security

(RNS) Muslims say that as head of the nation’s biggest police force, the commissioner oversaw a spying program that targeted Muslims based solely on their religion, showed poor judgment by participating in a virulently anti-Islamic film, and approved a report on terrorism that equated innocuous behavior such as quitting smoking with signs of radicalization.

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Former U.S. solider sues NYPD over Muslim surveillance

(RNS) Syed Farhaj Hassan took a lot of pride in being one of the relatively few Muslim Americans to join the military and then go to war in Iraq. But Hassan said that he’s been “betrayed” by the New York City police department's spying on Muslim communities. By Jason Grant.