Perhaps the most notorious perpetrators of unwarranted spying on Americans is the New York Police Department (NYPD), which continues to establish questionable counter-terrorism and counterintelligence units to spy on New Yorkers despite being repeatedly sued over it.
Singling out American Muslims for blanket surveillance does not make our nation safer. Spying based on race, ethnicity or religion has failed to identify criminal activity while undermining the very trust between American Muslims and law enforcement that is needed to fight real threats.
The use of racial, ethnic and religious profiling by law enforcement is un-American and should end. Targeting people for what they look like or because of their group characteristics is discrimination at its worst and a poor excuse for law enforcement.
Bratton, who has previously led the NYPD and the Los Angeles Police Department, has earned his share of admirers. But his past support for discriminatory policies de Blasio campaigned against makes him a curious choice for commissioner.
Responding to this news, Sarsour told host Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, "I absolutely was not surprised ... but to know that the New
In light of the recent news that the NYPD has been spying on mosques, Arab American Association Director Linda Sarsour weighed
Linda Sarsour joins Ahmed to share her outrage at the NYPD spying scandal.
Earlier in the summer, police officials announced that they'd expand the Domain Awareness System to grant access to local
Since when did dissatisfaction with certain aspects of the government indicate one was disloyal to the U.S.? Many Americans oppose government policies, such as Obamacare, TSA regulations, immigration policy, and abortion, but that does not automatically equate them to a high threat.
“I think the American public can accept the fact if you tell them that every time you pick up the phone it's going to be
So who is Ahmed Ferhani, sentenced last week to 10 years in jail after pleading guilty to planning to attack New York City synagogues?