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New York Times Weighs In On Muslim Surveillance Program By NYPD

NEW YORK — The New York Times harshly criticized the NYPD’s Muslim surveillance program in a Sunday editorial, while taking particular aim at Mayor Michael Bloomberg for his full-throated defense of the department amid concerns about violations of civil liberties. Bloomberg, the Times editorial board wrote, “has reacted in the worst possible way — with disdain — to those raising ... Read More »

For Muslims, Narendra Modi will have to offer powerful balancing message, says New York Times editorial

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime minister-designate Narendra Modi has a historic opportunity to shape the country’s future on the basis of an incoming government having the strongest mandate in the last 30 years, claims an editorial in the New York Times. Though the editorial admits that there will be several factors that will keep that past alive and hinder the ... Read More »

Muslims and the N.Y.P.D.

New York City’s police commissioner, William Bratton, made the right decision last month when he said he would disband a unit used by his predecessor, Raymond Kelly, to spy on law-abiding Muslims as they worshiped or patronized businesses in their communities. Beyond proving useless for intelligence purposes, the Demographics Unit undermined the fight against terrorism by alienating Muslims who were ... Read More »