Diala Shamas on the Impact of Surveillance on American Muslims in Aljzaeera Op-Ed

In an op-ed in Aljazeera, Diala Shamas, a Liman Fellow at the Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR) project, and Nermeen Arastu, a volunteer attorney with the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), discuss the impact of NYPD surveillance on American Muslims. Interviews with American Muslims in New York revealed “how fear of surveillance suppressed religious practice, speech, political expression, and threatened to dissolve the very fabric of entire community.”

Shamas and Arastu co-authored the recent report Mapping Muslims: NYPD Spying and Its Impact on American Muslims.

Read the op-ed.