John Wilson of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) objects to the NYPD surveillance of Muslim Student Associations in the New York metro area. “It’s true that police surveillance of student groups raises all kinds of disturbing issues about religious and racial profiling, and free speech on campus,” he avers on his academe blog. “But to me the most disturbing part of this story is the fact that police resources are being wasted on monitoring the websites of Muslim student groups.”
“If the people responsible for our security are actually dumb enough to think that they can find out about future terrorist attacks on the website of the Yale Muslim Students Association, what faith can we possibly have in their intelligence to stop actual terrorism?”
“The Muslim Brotherhood has been in the United States for three generations,” former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy said in a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (C-PAC) on February 12, 2011. “They started in the 1960s with the Muslim Students Association (MSA).”
“They [the MSA] have 600 chapters.” In the Holy Land Foundation case in which the FBI exposed a terrorist front, “the Muslim Brotherhood, the Muslim Students Association and the Islamic Society of North America were named as co-conspirators,” McCarthy claimed.
McCarthy describes the Islamic Society of North America as the “graduate program for the Muslim Students Association.”
Malcolm A. Kline is the Executive Director of Accuracy in Academia.
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