Newly declared mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner said he has seen no evidence that the New York Police Department's anti-terrorism surveillance program focusing on Muslim groups has done anything illegal or unconstitutional.(1)
Some activists opposed to the New York Police Department's program of monitoring Muslim businesses, schools and houses of worship have a message for imams.(1)
Next week will mark the official opening of the Muslim Democratic Club of New York, the first club of its kind in the city.
"I don't think Michael Bloomberg is an ally to our community," said Linda Sarsour, director of the Arab-American Association of New York and advocacy coordinator for the National Network of Arab-American Communities. By her count, there were "two times he could have been perceived "pro our community.'"
The informant "said it involved creating a conversation about jihad or terrorism, then capturing the response to send to the NYPD."
Ray Kelly, the New York Police Department commissioner, gave a wide-ranging interview to the Queens Chronicle which seemed motivated in part by a desire to correct what he considers inaccuracies in the public record.