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ISLAMIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL OF METRO NY ON THE DISBANDING OF THE NYPD DEMOGRAPHICS UNIT

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 . Yesterday,  Police Commissioner William Bratton announced the disbanding of the  NYPD Special Surveillance Unit, that targeted the Muslim community for years under the leadership of Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. The Majlis Ash-Shura of Metropolitan New York congratulates all Muslims in New York City and beyond, and our many allies, who "dared to struggle, dared to win" against such an injustice. 
To all who spoke out, marched, rallied, wrote, litigated and engaged in every possible act of legal resistance, know that Allah has blessed your efforts. You were determined to stand for our communal and individual civil, constitutional and human rights. You refused to be intimidated and compromise for the sake of expediency. You were criticized and rebuffed by the former mayor and police commissioner and boycotted their photo ops. You did not defend nor apologize for their actions. Instead, you supported the leadership of the …