[QODLink]
Americas

NYPD labels mosques as 'terror groups'

Designation allows surveillance of sermons and worshippers, according to confidential police documents.

Last Modified: 29 Aug 2013 02:01
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

The New York Police Department (NYPD) has allegedly branded US mosques as "terrorist organisations" so it can monitor anyone who attends them.

This is according to confidential police documents leaked to the AP news agency.

Muslim groups say the labels are consistent with religious profiling by the NYPD and are calling on the US Department of Justice to investigate.

Al Jazeera's Cath Turner reports from New York City.

70

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
Country
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Muslim charities claim discrimination after major UK banks began closing their accounts.
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Featured
Russia is expected to be the main topic of the two-day NATO summit this week in Wales.
In Brussels, NGO staff are being trained to fill the shortfall of field workers in West Africa.
Lawsuit by 6-year-old girl, locked up for a year, reignites debate over indefinite detention of 'boat people'.
Indonesian and Malaysian authorities are keeping a close eye on local supporters of the hard-line Middle East group.
Citizens of the tiny African nation say they're increasingly anxious of the fallout after alleged coup.
join our mailing list