Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A Move That Will Ensure That Behemoth Brother Casts the Widest Net Possible While Ignoring a Primary Source of Radicalization

Thus do the jihadists' useful idiots undermine us while aiding and abetting the jihadis:
The New York Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the New York Police Department over its surveillance of Muslim communities, accusing the police of trampling on religious freedoms and constitutional guarantees of equality.
The surveillance by the NYPD's intelligence division has extended beyond New York City's five boroughs into neighboring New Jersey and other nearby states. The police department says that surveillance of Muslims is legal under an earlier federal court order.
The lawsuit is the latest skirmish in an ongoing battle between the NYPD and civil liberties advocates over the department's aggressive policing tactics - including its stop-and-frisk practices, which are the subject of a separate federal lawsuit.
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, in Brooklyn, seeks to put an end to the NYPD's surveillance of Muslims, the destruction of all records on individuals created as a result of the program and the appointment of an independent monitor to oversee the department.
"When a police department turns law-abiding people into suspects because they go to a mosque and not a church or a synagogue, it violates our Constitution's guarantees of equality and religious freedom," said Hina Shamsi, director of the American Civil Liberties Union National Security Project. She called the NYPD monitoring "suspicionless surveillance" and "religious profiling."...
Most American mosques are funded by the Saudis. That fact alone warrants our paying extra-special attention to what's going on in these masjids.


Carlos Perera said...

Come now, Scaramouche, surely the noble Sons of the Desert--I've seen _Lawrence of Arabia_ several times--would not stoop to plotting terrorist acts in their houses of worship. (I just can't seen either Omar Sharif or Alec Guinness doing anything so dastardly. Can you?)

scaramouche said...

Of course they wouldn't stoop to such plotting, CP. To claim that houses of worship are being used to radicalize young Muslims and turn them into jihadis would be the worst sort of bigotry. (That's me channeling, say, CAIR--obviously.)