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Muslims Sue to Stop NYPD Spying Program

posted on June 7, 2012

Muslim civil rights activists have filled a lawsuit against the New York City Police Department, “the first legal challenge against the NYPD’s alleged spying and profiling of Muslim Americans in the New York City area,” reports Religion News Service’s Omar Sacirbey. The suit contends that the NYPD’s surveillance program violates Muslims’ rights to freedom of religion and equal protection under the law. “It saddens me that despite serving my country, the NYPD leadership views me as a suspect because of the way I pray,” says the lawsuit’s lead plaintiff, Farhaj Hassan, who is an active U.S. Army National Guardsman. 

Read at Religion News Service