About Us, Media

The 700,000-strong NYC Muslim community is highly diverse, and the coalition that came together to boycott the breakfast is also. Many of its leaders had been pursuing NYPD for a meeting for many months to no avail. Though the city’s divisive strategy is apparently to manipulate our differences we have been encouraged to learn that though not everyone joined this action,  many others (even those attending the Breakfast) strongly share our concerns and support us on the issues.

We all want to be safe and expect the police to investigate actual criminal behavior. However, the question, going forward, is how to change policies that harm the civil liberties of us all, with law enforcment and politicians over-reaching in the name of security. As the quick response by interfaith allies shows, this is not just a Muslim issue and many people know it, whatever the tabloids may say.

One article by our colleague Linda Sarsour gives her thoughts on my she joined the boycott: http://hijabirevolution.blogspot.com/2012/01/justice-before-breakfast.html

Some Media reports on our campaign:

http://news.yahoo.com/religious-groups-oppose-nypd-surveillance-222304101.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/29/nyregion/14-muslim-leaders-plan-boycott-of-bloomberg-interfaith-breakfast.html?_r=1

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2079721/Muslims-snub-New-York-Mayors-annual-breakfast-claims-police-spying-mosques.html

http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20111228/POLITICS/111229895&template=printart

https://www.facebook.com/notes/mohammad-ali-naquvi/the-mayor-and-his-myopia/10150508857164185

http://www.silive.com/newsflash/index.ssf/story/muslims-upset-by-nypd-to-boycott-mayors/4504ebc41ac84f1ab22c9ca9b1842148

http://openchannel.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/05/9982460-thursday-reading-the-best-investigative-reporting-on-the-web

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2079721/Muslims-snub-New-York-Mayors-annual-breakfast-claims-police-spying-mosques.html

http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2011/12/muslims-upset-by-police-boycott-mayors-breakfast.html
http://demographicsunited.com/2011/12/29/nyc-muslims-reject-bloombers-sunny-side-up-racism/
http://www.religiondispatches.org/dispatches/husseinrashid/5539/muslim_boycott_of_bloomberg’s_interfaith_breakfast/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/dec/29/new-york-muslims-snub-bloomberg?fb=optOut

http://www.wpix.com/news/local/wpix-muslims-protest-bloomberg-breakfast,0,3549881.story

http://www.silive.com/newsflash/index.ssf/story/muslims-upset-by-nypd-to-boycott-mayors/4504ebc41ac84f1ab22c9ca9b1842148

http://online.wsj.com/article/AP4504ebc41ac84f1ab22c9ca9b1842148.html

http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2011/12/28/muslims-boycott-mayor-over-nypd-surveillance/

http://www.ny1.com/content/news_beats/political_news/153339/ny1-online–associated-press-reporters-defend-controversial-stories-on-nypd

http://www.ny1.com/content/news_beats/political_news/153343/interfaith-breakfast-boycott-to-protest-nypd-s-alleged-surveillance-of-local-muslims

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57349921/muslim-leaders-to-boycott-nyc-mayors-breakfast/

http://www.news12.com/archive/articleDetail.jsp?articleId=294687&position=1&news_type=news

http://www.ny1.com/content/news_beats/political_news/153339/ny1-online–associated-press-reporters-defend-controversial-stories-on-nypd

AP Reporters

http://www.ny1.com/content/news_beats/political_news/153343/interfaith-breakfast-boycott-to-protest-nypd-s-alleged-surveillance-of-local-muslims

http://bit.ly/tbjUna

http://www.aclu.org/files/assets/aclu_eye_on_the_fbi_alert_-_fbi_engaged_in_unconstitutional_racial_profiling_and_racial_mapping_0.pdf

The struggle to change ineffective and harmful policies will continue!

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