New York Mayor Bloomberg Defends Monitoring Muslims
New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, pictured with Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, have no problem with the city’s secret spying operation on Muslims.
As he has previously, the mayor denied that the department’s monitoring of Muslims not suspected of any crime amounted to spying. Instead, he suggested that the department’s intelligence-gathering efforts — which involved photographing mosques, eavesdropping on conversations inside shops, and keeping files on Muslims who Americanized their names — amounted to looking around, “just to kind of get familiar with what’s going on.”
“We don’t target individuals based on race and religion,” he said.
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