Post Tagged with: "NYPD surveillance"

Fatima Ashraf and her husband Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, with their sons Ismael (at left) and Yousef (Photo courtesy of Fatima Ashraf)

Countering the Effects of Surveillance and Distrust

Black, Featured Posts, Muslim, Police, Politics, Voices' Picks March 17, 2015 at 12:55 pm

In this audio report, the mother of two young boys discusses how to deal with the effects of mistrust that police surveillance engenders, while a community activist urges the political empowerment of Muslims in New York.

A view of Masjid Hazrati Abu Bakr Siddique in Flushing, Queens. Run largely by immigrants from Afghanistan, the mosque is believed to have been under NYPD surveillance. (Photo by Jehangir Khattak/Voices of NY)

Shutdown of NYPD Surveillance Unit Welcomed

Muslim and civil rights groups were pleased, but some have lingering worries about the NYPD.

The North Bronx Islamic Center at 3156 Perry Ave. in the Bronx (Photo by Hakeem Muhammad via the Bronx Bureau)

Muslims Hope for Better Relations with New Mayor

Elections 2013, Muslim, Politics November 8, 2013 at 5:41 pm

For many Muslims, Bill de Blasio was the first politician to address concerns of the community. Some in the Bronx spoke to the Bronx Bureau about surveillance, safety and the hope of forging a personal relationship with the new mayor.

Community and religious organizations call for Justice Department to investigate NYPD surveillance programs. (Photo by PaulSteinJC/Flickr.)

Calls for Formal Investigation of NYPD Muslim Surveillance

Government, Religion October 25, 2013 at 4:01 pm

An alliance of community, religious and civic organizations are calling on the Justice Department to investigate the controversial NYPD surveillance of Muslims.

No Hero’s Welcome for Petraeus at CUNY

No Hero’s Welcome for Petraeus at CUNY

Education, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks September 10, 2013 at 8:33 pm

Members of a committee against the militarization of CUNY protested the retired general’s first day of teaching.

Muslim worshippers coming out of view of Jamaica Muslim Center in Queens. (Photo by Jehangir Khattak)

Muslim Community in Shock Over AP Revelations

Muslims are in shock over revelations that the NYPD designated certain mosques as “terrorist organizations.”

Are Relations Between NYPD and Muslims on Mend?

Are Relations Between NYPD and Muslims on Mend?

Featured Posts, Government, Opinion, Religion, Voices' Picks July 10, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Relations between Muslims and the NYPD have been rocky after revelations of the controversial surveillance program emerged. However, as Ramadan begins, a Pakistan Post columnist sees signs that Commissioner Kelly and the department are looking to start anew.

(Photo by Seth Freed Wessler via Colorlines)

Muslims Sue NYPD Over Surveillance

Crime, In the News, Religion June 18, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Civil liberty groups have filed a lawsuit against the City and the NYPD on behalf of Muslim New Yorkers caught up in the controversial police surveillance program, reports Colorlines.

Muslim activists hold up signs against police policies like stop-and-frisk and warrantless surveillance of their communities. (Aisha Asif/The Brooklyn Ink)

‘Praying While Muslim is Not a Crime’

In the News, Religion April 2, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Cries of injustice rang through the steps of a Lower Manhattan courthouse, reports The Brooklyn Ink, as Muslim youth and activists spoke out against NYPD practices of stop-and-frisk and community surveillance.

Soheeb Amin, who says his Muslim Student Association and mosque were targeted by NYPD informants, speaks at a March 11, 2012 press conference at One Police Plaza. Photo: Seth Freed Wessler

NYPD Surveillance Has Lingering Impact on Muslims, Report Finds

In the News, Religion March 13, 2013 at 9:32 pm

Worshippers, families, store owners and students shared how the tactics of the NYPD surveillance program have permeated their lives with fear and paranoia at a press conference attended by Colorlines.

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Civil Rights Lawyers Ask Court to Stop NYPD Surveillance of Muslims

Middle Eastern, New York February 8, 2013 at 10:53 am

Several high-profile civil rights lawyers are urging the court to halt the NYPD’s surveillance of Muslims and are calling for the appointment of an auditor to oversee the department’s activities in this area, Desi Talk reports.

Albanians Puzzled by News of NYPD Surveillance

Albanians Puzzled by News of NYPD Surveillance

Bronx, Eastern European March 29, 2012 at 3:55 pm

On the heels of revelations that the New York City Police Department spied on Muslims, the Albanian community has reacted with anger and puzzlement to news that the same NYPD dossier chronicles undercover surveillance of Albanian-owned businesses and organizations in the Bronx and the rest of the city in 2006.

“In an ideal world you would not profile," George Whittman told the Epoch Times. "But we are not in an ideal world and if most of the terrorism or our enemies are in one sector, we have to profile that sector."  (Photo by Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Poll Shows Strong Support for NYPD Surveillance of Muslims

Crime, Politics March 20, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Despite outrage from Muslim groups at revelations about the New York City Police Department’s surveillance of Muslims, a new poll indicates that a majority of New Yorkers approve of the police actions, as well as those of Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who have defended the program.

Three of the four panelists at Baruch's discussion of portrayals of Muslims in the media were journalists.(Photo by Jaina Teeluck)

Journalists Debate Media ‘Demonization’ of Muslims

Featured Posts, Media, Middle Eastern March 9, 2012 at 2:50 pm

While one panelist at Thursday’s Baruch College discussion of Muslims in the media called the portrayal of Muslims a “demonization,” others argued that the problem goes both ways — that the Muslim community’s suspicion of the media and “bunker mentality” has led it to a demonize journalists, and to avoid them rather than engage with them.

The Veranda club, on 7th Avenue in the West Village, must compensate a group of former employees who alleged labor violations. (Photo by Humberto Arellano / EDLP)

Voices in Focus: Jewish Students Stand With Muslim Peers

Crime, Economy March 2, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Jewish student groups stand in solidarity with Muslim groups after revelations of NYPD surveillance; a West Village club must pay $200,000 to a group of former employees who alleged labor abuses; a banker stabs a taxi driver in what authorities are calling a hate crime; and a mother is arrested and then deported after protesting her home’s foreclosure in Los Angeles.