Muslims demonstrating against NYPD surveillance

NYPD: Muslims are terrorists

This hideous practice not only tramples on the rights of American Muslims, it also makes a mockery of the very rights and freedoms that are at the heart of the American experiment. If America is great, if America wants to be great, its greatness is to be measured not in the size of the flags we fly, but the extent to which we recognize the innate rights of all of our citizens, starting with the most marginalized amongst us.

RNS photo courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Muslims sue to stop NYPD spying program

(RNS) Muslim civil rights activists are headed to court with a suit to end a New York City Police Department program that they say violates their constitutional rights by spying on Muslims based only on their religion. By Omar Sacirbey.

LAPD modifies surveillance program of Muslims

LOS ANGELES (RNS) Muslim leaders have worked with the Los Angeles Police Department to modify its new surveillance program on suspicious activities, following recent disclosure that the New York Police Department had been spying on local Muslims. By David Finnigan.

RNS photo by Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-Ledger.

NYPD’s Muslim surveillance extended well beyond New York

NEWARK, N.J. (RNS) New reports on the extent of surveillance of Muslim groups by the New York Police Department revealed the NYPD had been operating well outside its jurisdiction, cataloging Muslim communities on Long Island, New Jersey and campuses across the region. By David Giambusso and James Queally.