NYPD Spying On College Students Is Counterproductive
by Alejandro J. Beutel and Haris Tarin
What we share is the experience of having shaped our American Muslim identity on a college campus through involvement with Muslim student organizations. Becoming involved in civic activism, we always saw our values as Americans and as Muslims in harmony with each other. The NYPD's surveillance of an entire community based on their faith -- with no evidence of criminal activity -- is a blow against democracy ….