This is especially ironic in light of the national surveillance scandal, which arises out of our officials’ unwillingness to face the reality of Islamic jihad. Because they all agree that Islam is a religion of peace, they can’t possibly address where the threat is really coming from, and monitor mosques or subject Muslims with Islamic supremacist ties to greater surveillance. Instead, they have to pretend that anyone and everyone is a potential terrorist, and surveil everyone. Our freedoms and privacy are now at risk because of our refusal to admit the truth about Islam.
This program was one of the only ones that was a bit more realistic, focused on the group from which the threat was likely to come — had there been such a program involving Boston-area mosques, the Marathon jihad bombings might have been prevented. That the indefatigable dhimmi Bloomberg would defend these programs is an indication of how legal and non-intrusive they really were. The objective of suits like this one is to challenge any and every counter-terror measure except those that retail politically correct fictions about Islam and focus scrutiny more on “right-wing extremists” than on jihadis. And the goal is to clear away all obstacles to jihadis so that they can advance unimpeded. “Civil rights groups sue NYC mayor and top cop over post-9/11 Muslim surveillance programs,” from the Associated Press, June 18 (thanks to Kenneth):
WASHINGTON — Civil rights lawyers say they plan to ask a federal judge to declare the New York Police Department’s spying programs directed at Muslims to be unconstitutional, and to order police to stop their surveillance and destroy any records in police files.
In a lawsuit being filed Tuesday, the lawyers say the spying has hindered residents from freely practicing their religion. It is the third significant legal action filed against the NYPD Muslim surveillance program since details of the spy program were revealed in a series of Associated Press reports in 2011 and 2012.
The lawsuit says Muslim religious leaders in New York have modified their sermons and other behavior to not draw additional police attention.
The NYPD did not immediately respond to a phone call and email asking for comment.