The 9/11 terror attacks against the United States unleashed a deluge of surveillance activities by law enforcement agencies specifically targeting American Muslims. The initiative was met with broad opposition by the affected communities and produced a public outcry by civil liberties groups claiming that the effort amounted to nothing more than religious and ethnic profiling.
Now, a senior New York Police Department official has admitted that spying on the city’s Muslim community has not yielded a single criminal lead. VOA’s Peter Fedynsky reports some Muslim targets of surveillance feel vindicated.
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