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March 6th, 2012
12:16 PM ET

Pressure mounts over NYPD Muslim surveillance

(CNN)– Pressure mounts on the NYPD over surveillance of Muslims. CNN's Mary Snow has more.

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  1. The Obama Christian Church Worldwide

    When president Obama becomes of divine order on October 21st of this year, things will be put in perspective. We need to read the good gospels of Obama because he is a good christian family man and will be God on October 21st of this year.

    March 19, 2012 at 7:22 pm |
  2. Seriously?

    I could careless what people think i'm sick of 1.6 billion people on earth always having to defend ourselves. There are good and bad people in this world we all have to deal with it.You want to be ignorant thats fine. But the fact of the matter is that Islam is growing at a rate that cant be affected. Its not just babies but converts and especially in the usa, england, france, germany, russia, canada there are a lot of educated muslims now. Think about it? while your kids are parting, doing drugs, d-icking around, having kids at 16 dropping and out of school we are praying to our lord and concentrating on our education. Where do you think we are going to be in 30 years from now? one day the world is going to look back and be ashamed of how people were stereotypers and treated but i guess america looks back at slavery and the treatment of black like this right?. The world we live in is changing and what i don't understand is all these countries let all these people in to better their lives and the majority of these people are doing that not even the majority but 99% of them. So why hate?What you think i don't have Jesus in my life? let me think about it... the only other people on earth who even consider Jesus a messenger of God are Muslims. The rest of the world simply denies everything about him. If the world followed their own religion the way they were suppose to we wouldn't be in this mess.

    March 19, 2012 at 11:58 am |
  3. dieshard

    Muzzslumms are hate filled people who want to conquer the U.S. !!!! BAN izzslumm NOW !!! DEATH to muzzslumms !!!

    March 8, 2012 at 12:55 pm |
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      April 3, 2012 at 10:58 pm |
  4. dieshard

    BAN izzslummm !!! izzslumm is nothing but hate and hatred of any other religions !!! Only izzslumm blows up Christian churches !!! Have you ever met a Baptist suicide bomber???? THERE ARE NONE !!!! muzzslumms should be rounded up and DEPORTED TO baggdadd or bayyrooot !!! STOP ALL izzslumm immigration !!! BAN the building of their mooseques they are buildings hiding terrorists !!!!!!!!!! izzslumm is not a religion IT IS A CULT OF MURDERERS and TERRORISTS !!!! JUST like muzzslumms

    March 8, 2012 at 12:52 pm |
  5. btruth

    To bad it is EVERYONE "they' consider terrorist threats not just cultist muslims. NDAA & patriot acts ENDED THE BILL OF RIGHTS. The new east german stasi/homeland insecurity spies/monitors EVERYONE, not just the super cultists!

    March 7, 2012 at 3:40 pm |
  6. GodsPeople

    Perhaps the muslims should go home then, if they don't want to deal with being in the US after muslim terror attack after muslim terror attack.

    March 7, 2012 at 1:07 pm |
    • C'mon

      GodsPeople,

      Where should Muslims go home to?... to New York City, where they were BORN, or Chicago, or St. Louis, or Minneapolis, or Los Angeles, where they were BORN American citizens?

      Maybe you should go home to Vatican City or Wittenburg, Germany.

      We deal with thugs and criminals of any stripe with our justice system - nobody ever said that it would be easy.

      March 7, 2012 at 1:16 pm |
    • Cedric

      @GodsPeople You're so ignorant to think that all Muslims are immigrants and that all Muslims are brown people from the Middle east.

      Many Muslims are Americans by birth and Muslims have been in America since the late 19 century.

      The first Muslims came here in 1850 and Muslims have served the military during the Civil war.

      The first mosque in America was built in 1915 in Biddeford, Maine by Albanian immigrants(Albanians are white).

      Arabs comprise only 12% of the global Muslim population and only 26% of American-Muslims( 62% of Arab-Americans are Christian).

      25% of American-Muslims are African-American, and 34% are South Asian.

      March 10, 2012 at 12:55 pm |
  7. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things.

    March 7, 2012 at 7:47 am |
    • Jesus

      The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs!

      March 7, 2012 at 8:23 am |
    • just sayin

      Sadly it that takes the Lords name in vain has been duped once again by a completely false study. Scholars everywhere suggest it study God in prayer for honest, credible results.

      March 7, 2012 at 3:12 pm |
    • Jesus

      "Sadly it that takes the Lords name in vain has been duped once again by a completely false study. Scholars everywhere suggest it study God in prayer for honest, credible results."

      You've been proven a LIAR over and over again even under all your different names.

      March 8, 2012 at 8:22 am |
    • just sayin

      Sorry "duped" you are not only wrong but your flawed studies are proven wrong as well, Try God in prayer. God bless

      March 8, 2012 at 8:26 am |
    • Jesus

      "Sorry "duped" you are not only wrong but your flawed studies are proven wrong as well, "

      More lies with no facts to back your lying opinion.

      March 8, 2012 at 8:29 am |
    • H. (Bart) Vincelette

      I've always heard of prayers helping with a real estate deal, a lost item of jewelery, headaches , hemorrhoids, & the shame of psoriasis. But not one incidence of curing cancer, heart disease, MS, multiple myeloma, dementia, leprosy, schizophrenia, or ultra right wing perspectives which result in genocides of unthinkable proportions.

      March 12, 2012 at 2:06 am |
  8. Darwin

    Hey, you!!! Out of the gene pool!!!

    March 6, 2012 at 4:31 pm |
  9. Iqbal Khan

    Improve your knowledge...

    http://www.flagrancy.net/timeline.html

    March 6, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
  10. Reality

    Dear Sister and Brother Muslims,

    What instigated the attack on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon?

    And what drives today's 24/7 mosque/imam-planned acts of terror and horror?

    The koran, Mohammed's book of death for all infidels and Muslim domination of the world by any means. Muslims must clean up this book removing said passages admitting that they are based on the Gabriel myth and therefore obviously the hallucinations and/or lies of Mohammed. Then we can talk about the safety and location of mosques and what is taught therein.

    Until then, no Muslim can be trusted anytime or anywhere !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 6, 2012 at 3:34 pm |
    • HarshReality

      Ditto

      April 6, 2012 at 7:50 am |
  11. Tim Jefferson

    Those that do not value security do not value freedom and liberty either!

    March 6, 2012 at 3:27 pm |
    • Benjamin Braddock

      Those who do not understand the reply button do not deserve to post

      March 6, 2012 at 5:25 pm |
  12. Iqbal Khan

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoDYDLFrv9g&w=640&h=360]

    March 6, 2012 at 2:46 pm |
    • Three Prophets, One Message

      [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6TIsxTdrCU&w=640&h=360]

      March 6, 2012 at 5:34 pm |
  13. Iqbal Khan

    Chek this out....

    http://www.realzionistnews.com/?p=314

    March 6, 2012 at 2:34 pm |
  14. Doc Vestibule

    It's not that the NYPD are racist – they just want to lock up anyone who looks like they come a country that ends in "stan".

    March 6, 2012 at 1:16 pm |
  15. William Demuth

    Being the child of a New York police officer I am quite curious

    What steps has the NYPD taken to monitor the lunatics and sociopaths within its own ranks?

    I am far more afraid of them than I ever shall be of Muslim college groups.

    March 6, 2012 at 1:00 pm |
    • Reality

      Why one should be waryof Islam and its followers:

      The terror and aggression via a Partial and Recent and Not So Recent Body Count

      As the koranic/mosque driven acts of terror and horror continue:

      The Muslim Conquest of India – 11th to 18th century

      ■"The likely death toll is somewhere between 2 million and 80 million. The geometric mean of those two limits is 12.7 million. "

      and the 19 million killed in the Mideast Slave Trade 7C-19C by Muslims.

      and more recently

      1a) 179 killed in Mumbai/Bombay, 290 injured

      1b) Assassination of Benazir Bhutto and Theo Van Gogh

      2) 9/11, 3000 mostly US citizens, 1000’s injured

      3) The 24/7 global Sunni-Shiite centuries-old blood feud currently being carried out in Iraq, US troops killed in action, 3,480 and 928 in non combat roles. 102,522 – 112,049 Iraqi civilians killed as of 9/16/2011/, mostly due to suicide bombers, land mines and bombs of various types, http://www.iraqbodycount.org/ and http://www.defenselink.mil/news/casualty.pdf

      4) Kenya- In Nairobi, about 212 people were killed and an estimated 4000 injured; in Dar es Salaam, the attack killed at least 11 and wounded 85.[2]

      5) Bali-in 2002-killing 202 people, 164 of whom were foreign nationals, and 38 Indonesian citizens. A further 209 people were injured.

      6) Bali in 2005- Twenty people were killed, and 129 people were injured by three bombers who killed themselves in the attacks.

      7) Spain in 2004- killing 191 people and wounding 2,050.

      8. UK in 2005- The bombings killed 52 commuters and the four radical Islamic suicide bombers, injured 700.

      9) The execution of an eloping couple in Afghanistan on 04/15/2009 by the Taliban.

      10) – Afghanistan: US troops 1,385 killed in action, 273 killed in non-combat situations as of 09/15/2011. Over 40,000 Afghan civilians killed due to the dark-age, koranic-driven Taliban acts of horror

      11) The killing of 13 citizen soldiers at Ft. Hood by a follower of the koran.

      12) 38 Russian citizens killed on March 29, 2010 by Muslim women suicide bombers.

      13) The May 28, 2010 attack on a Islamic religious minority in Pakistan, which have left 98 dead,

      14) Lockerbie is known internationally as the site where, on 21 December 1988, the wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103 crashed as a result of a terrorist bomb. In the United Kingdom the event is referred to as the Lockerbie disaster, the Lockerbie bombing, or simply Lockerbie. Eleven townspeople were killed in Sherwood Crescent, where the plane's wings and fuel tanks plummeted in a fiery explosion, destroying several houses and leaving a huge crater, with debris causing damage to a number of buildings nearby. The 270 fatalities (259 on the plane, 11 in Lockerbie) were citizens of 21 nations.

      15 The daily suicide and/or roadside and/or mosque bombings in the terror world of Islam.

      16) Bombs sent from Yemen by followers of the koran which fortunately were discovered before the bombs were detonated.

      17) The killing of 58 Christians in a Catholic church in one of the latest acts of horror and terror in Iraq.

      18) Moscow airport suicide bombing: 35 dead, 130 injured. January 25, 2011.

      19) A Pakistani minister, who had said he was getting death threats because of his stance against the country's controversial blasphemy law, was shot and killed Wednesday, 3/2/2011

      20) two American troops killed in Germany by a recently radicalized Muslim, 3/3/2011

      21) the kidnapping and apparent killing of a follower of Zoraster in the dark world of Islamic Pakistan.

      22) Shariatpur, Bangladesh (CNN 3/30/2011) - Hena Akhter's last words to her mother proclaimed her innocence. But it was too late to save the 14-year-old girl. Her fellow villagers in Bangladesh's Shariatpur district had already passed harsh judgment on her. Guilty, they said, of having an affair with a married man. The imam from the local mosque ordered the fatwa, or religious ruling, and the punishment: 101 lashes delivered swiftly, deliberately in public. Hena dropped after 70 and died a week later.

      23) "October 4, 2011, 100 die as a truck loaded with drums of fuel exploded Tuesday at the gate of compound housing several government ministries on a busy Mogadishu street. It was the deadliest single bombing carried out by the al Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group in Somalia since their insurgency began. "

      March 6, 2012 at 3:38 pm |
    • Cedric

      @Reality get a life.

      March 10, 2012 at 1:19 pm |
  16. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things

    March 6, 2012 at 12:53 pm |
    • Jesus

      The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs.~

      March 6, 2012 at 2:36 pm |
    • just sayin

      studies mentioned have been proven wrong, study God instead.

      March 6, 2012 at 6:37 pm |
    • Jesus

      "studies mentioned have been proven wrong"

      You've been proven a liar.

      March 6, 2012 at 7:27 pm |
    • Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

      Prayer changes things
      Proven

      March 6, 2012 at 8:00 pm |
    • Jesus

      "Prayer changes things
      Proven"

      Since you are the same poster as "just sayin" – you are still a proven LIAR!

      March 7, 2012 at 8:24 am |
  17. Scientific

    The number one priority of everyone should be safety and security.

    March 6, 2012 at 12:47 pm |
    • Benjamin Franklin

      They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.

      March 6, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
  18. Islam: The religion that goes BANG!!!

    Hey religious people! Grow brains!

    March 6, 2012 at 12:34 pm |
    • momoya

      Religion was/is a crucial evolutionary step, and people don't seem to deal with change very well..

      March 6, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
    • HarshReality

      Muslims – they're the bomb!!

      April 6, 2012 at 7:54 am |
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