Community Response to Troubling Revelations of NYPD Surveillance of NYC Shia

Since February 2012 Muslim Leaders have been calling for the NYPD Commissioner to attend a Town Hall Meeting, but with no results. Many Muslim leaders attended the Annual NYPD Pre Ramadan Breakfast in July 2012 but surveillance was not addressed at all.  Still other leaders and leading organizations registered their protest in a public statement.

On Friday February 2, 2012 NYC Muslim Rally Highlighted the Surveillance of Shia mosques and the urgent need for police accountability: About 300 participated; including many organizational reps and leaders

At the same time a Muslim Advocates coalition delivered a Group Letter to the Attorney General regarding this issue.

For the new Associated Press article:

For NYPD secret document:

Community statement signed by over 50 community groups

LA Times article

Democracy Now Discussion with Imam Talib & others Feb 2, 2012

Kelly Article in New York Times Feb 4, 2012

Petition for Resignation

New York One NewYorkers Call for Oversight

 Additional comments by Interfaith Center of New York & Partners:


Published on February 2, 2012 at 11:23 pm  Leave a Comment  

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