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April 05, 2012
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NJ mosque uses NYPD surveillance in ad campaign

Ad uses the incident to try and recruit new members

Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. — The leader of a New Jersey mosque that was listed in a secret NYPD surveillance report is using the incident to try and recruit new members.

Imam Mustafa El-Amin of Masjid Ibrahim in Newark ran an ad Thursday in The Star-Ledger newspaper urging people to read the Quran.

Under a bold-letter headline that reads: "NYPD Surveillance of Muslim Community," the ad says there's no need for the NYPD or any other agency to conduct secret surveillance of the mosque, because: "We have nothing to hide. Our doors are open."

El-Amin was one of several Muslim leaders who met recently with New Jersey's attorney general to demand a formal investigation.

The Associated Press has reported for months that the NYPD conducted surveillance on Muslims in New York and New Jersey.

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