Brief: NYPD calls Mosques terrorist organization
Published: Thursday, August 29, 2013
Updated: Thursday, August 29, 2013 19:08
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department has labeled entire mosques as terrorist organizations, a designation that allows police to use informants to record sermons and spy on imams, often without specific evidence of criminal wrongdoing.
Designating an entire mosque as a terrorism enterprise means that anyone who attends prayer services there is a potential subject of an investigation and fair game for surveillance.