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Lawless NYPD Spying on Muslims

by Stephen Lendman

America's war on Islam

Post-9/11, America declared war on Islam. Muslims became public enemy number one. They're stereotypically portrayed as culturally inferior, dirty, lecherous, untrustworthy, religiously fanatical and violent.

Doing so turns truth on its head. It also violates the Constitution's First Amendment. It guarantees religious freedom. It means free from persecution. 

It's rhetoric, not policy. Muslims are scapegoated for political advantage. 

They're unjustly targeted and persecuted. What Bush began, Obama continues. His policies trickle down to local communities. Washington works cooperatively with them. It's official policy. Homeland Security plays a leading role. 

On March 4, New York Times editors portrayed things both ways. Their editorial headlined "Surveillance, Security and Civil Liberties." 

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