New York police recruit Muslims to be informers

NYPDBeginning a few years after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, a squad of detectives, known as the Citywide Debriefing Team, has combed the city’s jails for immigrants – predominantly Muslims – who might be persuaded to become police informants, according to documents obtained by The New York Times, along with interviews with former members of the unit and senior police officials.

New York Times, 10 May 2014

See also “New York police recruiting Muslim informants: NY Times”, Reuters, 11 May 2014

Update:  See “CAIR asks DOJ to probe NYPD’s coercion of Muslim immigrants to become spies”, CAIR press release, 11 May 2014