“A knowledgeable source said the agreement will ‘tighten the language’ governing rules that must be followed by counter-terrorism agents and detectives” — which will make it easier for jihad terrorists to operate. Look at what the NYPD says about the plaintiffs below, and their agenda is obvious.
“Deal reached in lawsuit over NYPD’s surveillance of Muslims,” by John Marzulli, New York Daily News, June 22, 2015:
The city has reached a settlement “in principal” [sic] of a federal lawsuit accusing the NYPD Intelligence Division of religious profiling of Muslims.
The terms of the deal remain confidential until additional details are worked out, city lawyer Peter Farrell informed Judge Pamela Chen in a letter filed in Brooklyn Federal Court.
The suit was brought by three Muslim men, two mosques and a nonprofit organization alleging they were harmed by “suspicion-less surveillance” of their religious activities.
NYPD officials had pushed back, saying there was plenty of basis to look into the plaintiffs.
A knowledgeable source said the agreement will “tighten the language” governing rules that must be followed by counter-terrorism agents and detectives under the so-called Handschu guidelines which resulted from a 1971 lawsuit over the NYPD special services unit’s spying on Communist radicals.
After 9/11, there had been an easing of the Handschu guidelines to help the NYPD protect the city from emerging terrorist threats, but there was concern in the Muslim community and among the lawyers in the original Handschu case that detectives were “failing to pay attention” to the guidelines.
NYPD officials fought the Muslim suit, offering detailed explanations about why the Intelligence Division had opened probes of the plaintiffs.
Members of the security team and the caretaker at the Masjid At-Taqwa mosque in Brooklyn — which is a plaintiff in the suit — gave instruction on how to disarm cops, and conducted paintball exercises and survival training outside the city, during which the leader of the security team referred to members of his paintball squad as “jihad warriors” and “jihad assassins,” according to court papers.
The Masjid Al Ansar mosque in Brooklyn, where plaintiff Hamid Raza is the imam, was co-founded by 23-year-old wannabe jihadist Abdel Hameed Shehadeh of Staten Island, who was convicted plotting to join the Taliban or Al Qaeda, the city had argued.
The wannabe subway bombers Najibullah Zazi, Zarein Ahmedzay and Adis Medunjanin, who trained with Al Qaeda in Pakistan, had attended lectures by leaders of the mosque.
Another plaintiff, Mohammad Elshinawy, whose father is a close associate of convicted terrorist Omar Abdel Rahman (the “blind sheik”), was allegedly the leader of a paintball trip that he called training for jihad, with members of the Muslim Student Associations, court papers stated.
Plaintiff Asad Dandia was also reputed to be a “close associate” of Long Island wannabe jihadist Justin Kaliebe, who pleaded guilty to plotting to travel overseas to join Al Qaeda.…