Perpetually outraged Muslims compare NJ court ruling that NYPD spying on Muslims is legal to WWII Japanese internment camps in America

watching-you-mosqueA federal judge ruled that the NYPD’s secret spying on Muslims in schools, restaurants, and mosques with no evidence of wrongdoing is perfectly legal, and it was the media’s exposure of this surveillance that was the real cause of harm. The decision prompted outcry from civil rights and racial justice advocates.

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Common Dreams  “The idea that the only harm was that you found out you are being spied on is ridiculously absurd logic,” said Ibrahim ‘Uncle Dougie’ Hooper, spokesperson for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, in an interview with Common Dreams. “When a judge says it’s okay for a government to do any level of spying on a religious community, that has a chilling effect.” (Awwwww) 

U.S. District Judge William Martini in Newark, New Jersey on Thursday tossed out the lawsuit Hassan v. City of New York, brought against the NYPD by a group of New Jersey-based Muslims — including an Iraq war veteran and the former principle of a Muslim girls’ grade school — who had been directly targeted by the surveillance. In a complaint filed by the civil rights organization Muslim Advocates and counseled by the Center for Constitutional Rights, the plaintiffs charged they had been unlawfully targeted on the basis of race, religion, and country of origin, causing them direct harm.

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Martini — a Bush appointee and former Republican congressman — rejected their argument, writing, “The more likely explanation for the surveillance was to locate budding terrorist conspiracies.” The judge went on to argue that the Pulitzer Prize-winning Associated Press investigations of the NYPD’s spying on Muslim communities — not the surveillance itself — caused harm to the plaintiffs.

He wrote, “None of the Plaintiffs’ injuries arose until after the Associated Press released unredacted, confidential NYPD documents and articles expressing its own interpretation of those documents. Nowhere in the Complaint do Plaintiffs allege that they suffered harm prior to the unauthorized release of the documents by the Associated Press. This confirms that Plaintiffs’ alleged injuries flow from the Associated Press’s unauthorized disclosure of the documents. The harms are not fairly traceable to any act of surveillance.”

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“Martini essentially said that what the targets didn’t know didn’t hurt them,” writes Dan Froomkin for The Intercept.

Center for Constitutional Rights Legal Director Muslim Baher Azmy slammed the ruling: “In addition to willfully ignoring the harm that our innocent clients suffered from the NYPD’s illegal spying program, by upholding the NYPD’s blunderbuss Muslim surveillance practices, the court’s decision gives legal sanction to the targeted discrimination of Muslims anywhere and everywhere in this country, without limitation, for no other reason than their religion.”

Since 2002, the NYPD has spied on Muslims in “20 mosques, 14 restaurants, 11 retail stores, two grade schools, and two Muslim Student Associations in New Jersey,” according to a statement from CCR. This has included sending paid infiltrators and informants into Muslim communities, capturing video and photograph surveillance, and community mapping.

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The NYPD also identified “ancestries of interest” when determining which communities to target. These people were surveyed with no indication of wrongdoing, and to date there is no evidence that the spying has made anyone more safe.

A similar lawsuit by the ACLU, and legal proceedings filed by civil rights lawyers, are still pending. Meanwhile, the plaintiffs in this case vow to press on. 

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Critics warn that the Thursday ruling strikes a dangerous blow to civil rights. (No, it’s a blow to Muslim terrorists’ rights) “The ruling is a modern day version of the discredited Korematsu decision allowing the wholesale internment of Japanese Americans based solely on their ancestry,” said Azmy. “It is a troubling and dangerous decision.”

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22 comments on “Perpetually outraged Muslims compare NJ court ruling that NYPD spying on Muslims is legal to WWII Japanese internment camps in America

  1. Today around 98% of terrorrists atacks are mede by muslims, in their jihad to destroy and conquer the waetern countrys. Islam is our enemy, that it’s already in war against us. We must start taking seriously the threat and fight back against them in all directions!

  2. Maybe John Guandolo can ask a mohammedan or leftard infiltrator to his seminar:

    “Is the US dar al-islam or dar al-harb?”

    And when is Associated Press going to be sued for publishing confidential information?

  3. Maybe if they would sign a pledge not to make jihad against the United States…but then, Moslems LIE TO HELP ISLAM…so the pledge would be useless.

    What’s the use of having immigrants if a sacred sworn oath is totally meaningless for them because they are religiously AT WAR WITH THE HOST COUNTRY?

  4. We can be sure that our crime rate will plummet by 90% when ALL Moslems are evicted from the ENTIRE West AND when then ALL links between the West and dar al-Islam are completely TERMINATED in all regards!!!!

    Thank goodness for this ruling – in fact, if Moslems don’t like it, they should simply LEAVE the USA!!!!!

  5. If they dont like this ruling, just wait until they are ordered to use toilet paper, the filthy unhygienic third worlders.

    • the 2 largest internment camps were called Poston and Gila River together they held 30,000 people and were the largest in the US. if you’ve ever been in Arizona in summer then you know how hot it gets 115-118 degrees day in and day out
      this was horrific and for these mulsim whiners to compare themselves that that horror is waaaaaay beyond belief
      How dare they!!! they haven’t got a clue

  6. Woo-Hoo!

    Hopefully, in the near future, we WILL have REAL intern camps again for every FILTHY MUZ SCUM littering America with their smelly carcasses.

    I volunteer to help build them for free!! When can I sign up?

  7. The Japanese are a good people. The peaceful Japanese in America should never have been interned. They sought to harm no one! The Quran WAR book commands Muslims to harm innocents! To commit atrocities and mass murder non-Muslims!

    Muslims and their Leftist enablers believe Muslims should not be spied on but be given total freedom to carry out Quran WAR commands!

    The Quran is filled with commands to Muslims to commit atrocities, barbaric murders and jihad against non-Muslims. The commands are permanent for all time.

    Bukhari:V4B52N220 “Allah’s Apostle said, ‘I have been made victorious with terror.’”

    Qur’an:8:12 “I shall terrorize the infidels. So wound their bodies and incapacitate
    them because they oppose Allah and His Apostle.”

    Quran (3:151) – “Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers”

    Quran (3:56) – “As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help.”

    Quran (9:5) – “So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captive and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush.”

  8. mudslum is not a religion. It is a cult of evil and mayhem. Imagine all of the lives saved by the vigilence of our police and our security agents. To not profile muslums would be a serious mistake and cost many lives. We have done well so far in reducing the threat of islum terrorism by our surveillance. We can learn from Putin and from Israel on the value of viligence and surveillance when it comes to stopping the terrorist’s success as evident by Sochi.

  9. Great news! I have a feeling that maybe, just maybe, a member or two of CAIR’s U.S. staff – including lawyers – may be infiltrators.

    I love the judge’s reasoning. They didn’t expect that one!

  10. Muslims, stop whining. The rest of us cannot forget that we are all subject to unwarranted search and seizure every time we fly, every time we enter a court house…all because we DID NOT search the 19 Muslims who highjacked our planes on 9/11. You brought this enmity on yourselves by not standing up against and repudiating this violent “religion.” Our people sat on those planes and watched as your people crashed the planes into the Towers. We will never forget.

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