Repost: Racism and Xenophobia Are Bad Policy   Leave a comment

The hostile stance that US law enforcement takes towards Islam alienates American Muslims and wastes police resources. See here to learn that the NYPD’s illegal and Islamophobic dragnet of Muslim organizations and businesses yielded exactly zero useful information.

But that explanation crumbled today with an Associated Press article that reports that after six years of eavesdropping on conversations and recording them and infiltrating mosques, the spying “never generated a lead or triggered a terrorism investigation.” The admission, which came in court testimony from June that was just unsealed, was made by Thomas Galati, the head of the NYPD’s Intelligence Division.


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