‘NYPD mimicking behavior of FBI’

Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:38PM GMT

The New York Police Department is just “mimicking the behavior of the FBI” by spying on the Muslim community, says Dawud Walid, executive director of CAIR-MI.

 

In a phone interview with Press TV’s U.S. Desk on Sunday, Walid said the Federal Bureau for Investigation is criticizing the New York police for “spying on Muslim community, spying on restaurants and barbershops” … while itself is “engaged in same way activity”. He said the NYPD spying on the Muslim community “is the symptom of a bigger disease” because it is mimicking the behavior of the FBI.

 

He said the FBI’s criticism of the NYPD is somehow “hypocritical”.

 

On Wednesday, the FBI criticized the NYPD for eavesdropping on Muslim businesses saying that “People are concerned that they’re being followed. They’re concerned that they can’t trust law enforcement, and it’s having a negative impact”.

 

The surveillance of Muslims has been harshly criticized by Muslims, civic and university leaders as an unconstitutional invasion of privacy.

 

ARA/DB

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