2013-03-13 17:11:01

NYPD "Mapping Muslim" Effects

A new report says the New York City Police Department’s efforts to spy on Muslim Americans have had a chilling effect on freedom of speech and religion. A coalition of civil liberties groups says NYPD surveillance of Muslim student groups and mosques across the Northeast silenced activism and religious expression as individuals attempted to "refrain from appearing overtly 'Muslim' to avoid triggering surveillance." Soheed Amin with the Brooklyn College Islamic Society spoke at a news conference Monday.

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