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As Anti-Islam Sentiment Rises, So Do Cases Of Airport Profiling — And Not Just From The TSA

American Muslims have long encountered difficulties at airports, where security officials have been accused of unfairly profiling, questioning, searching, and detaining passengers simply for “looking” Muslim — including people who are not devotees of Islam, such as Sikhs and Arab Christians. Policies that support such profiling — many enacted in the years immediately following the September 11 attacks (although most have proven largely ineffective at catching terrorists) — remain in place today and have been defended by White House officials, even though Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents have voiced misgivings about programs that single out people based on race or religion…MORE: THINKPROGRESS

NYPD: Muslim Spying Led to no Leads or Terror

NYPD’s secret Demographics Unit spent 6 years spying on Muslim neighborhoods and placing informants in student groups and mosques in New York City and parts of New Jersey Imam Konate Souleimane, center, emerges from a meeting with New York City…