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New York Post
That's the title of a startling new report out of CUNY Law School. It calls for imams and other Muslim community leaders to "announce to your congregations or membership that informants will not be tolerated in your communities."
The report is co-authored by the Muslim American Civil Liberties Coalition, CUNY's Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility Project, and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund. They argue that the NYPD's secret surveillance of Muslim mosques and neighborhoods in the New York area has "marginalized and criminalized a broad segment of American Muslims."
Let's take a deep breath here. As NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly noted, his cops adhere to guidelines signed by a federal judge in 1985 and amended in 2002. Last year, an investigation by the New Jersey attorney general backed up the commissioner when it found there were "no violations of law."
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