It was revealed this week by the Associated Press that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has given "the green light" to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to allow its agents to spy on Muslims in the city.
In at least one known venue -- the New York City police department -- CIA agents have infiltrated the department in predominantly Muslim areas of the city, in an effort to obtain information on possible terrorist activities.
The primary objective behind this CIA spying is to prevent terrorist acts -- like those of September 11, 2001 -- from occurring.
While this kind of spying -- which is a violation of Muslims' constitutional rights -- may provide New York City officials with information on Muslim activities, it is contrary to the American democratic process and to the individual freedom to which Muslims are entitled.
Mayor Bloomberg "justifies" these illegal actions of profiling Muslims by claiming they are meant to be "preventative;" that is, to prevent future terrorist attacks from occurring in New York City. In fact, he said he intends to broaden this infiltration technique by soon using it in several other city departments.
The fact is that -- preventative or not -- these secret spying activities are a violation of Muslims' constitutional rights.
A Muslim court case against Mayor Bloomberg and New York City will most likely result because of their usage.