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Lawsuit Alleges NYPD Surveillance of Muslims is Discriminatory

Members of the Muslim community filed a complaint against the New York Police Department this morning alleging that the department’s surveillance of Muslims based on their religion is discriminatory and unconstitutional.

Published: June 18, 2013

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Members of the Muslim community filed a complaint against the New York Police Depart­ment this morn­ing alleging that the depart­ment’s surveil­lance of Muslims based on their reli­gion is discrim­in­at­ory and uncon­sti­tu­tional. The lawsuit alleges that the NYPD has used Muslim reli­gious beliefs and prac­tices as a proxy for terror­ist activ­ity, stig­mat­iz­ing an entire faith community and harm­ing indi­vidu­als and reli­gious insti­tu­tions.