Saturday, September 14, 2013

Being Arab or Muslim is Not Probable Cause for NYPD

By: Linda Sarsour (reposted from MSNBC Melissa Harris-Perry Blog)

I learned a few days ago that the New York Police Department’s Intelligence Division labeled my non-profit organization a “Terrorism Enterprise.”

That organization is the Arab American Association of New York, a social service and advocacy group serving predominantly Arab immigrants looking to make a better life for themselves and their families. Among the services we provide: 
  • English as a Second Language schooling for immigrant women 
  • After-school enrichment programs for elementary and middle school age students 
  • Legal and immigration services 
  • Domestic violence prevention and intervention 
  • Young adult empowerment 
  • Leadership development 
  • Advocacy campaigns on issues that affect our community 
So why would the NYPD consider us a terrorist threat? Why would the NYPD feel the need to spy on us? Read More...

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