NYPD Document: Gather Intel Info At Shiite Mosques (Associated Press)

February 2, 2012 12:00 am

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A New York Police Department document recommended targeting dozens of Shiite Muslim mosques from Pennsylvania to Connecticut for surveillance in a search for possible Iranian terrorists, though no evidence of such a threat existed. The recommendation to target groups based solely on their religion, and previous reports of NYPD infiltration and surveillance of mosques with assistance from the CIA, violate NYPD and FBI guidelines, and constitutional rights to freedom of religion.


To See the NYPD document: http://bit.ly/wYrAUX

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