The New York Police Department monitored Muslim college students far more broadly than previously known. Surveillance included schools beyond the city limits, including elite Ivy League colleges like Yale and the University of Pennsylvania, The Associated Press has learned.
Police spoke with local authorities about professors 300 miles (480 kilometers) away in Buffalo and even sent an undercover agent on a whitewater rafting trip, where he recorded students’ names and noted in police intelligence files how many times they prayed.
Associated Press article reveals “The Weekly MSA Report”, an NYPD surveillance and infiltration program of Muslim students and teachers. The report includes Ivy League Colleges such as NYU, Yale and more. Detectives trawled Muslim student websites every day. Although professors and students had not been accused of any wrongdoing, their names were recorded in reports prepared for Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly.
(AP Photo/David Duprey)