A group of Muslims yesterday rallied in support of the NYPD's controversial anti-terror surveillance of area mosques and Islamic social organizations and student groups.

"We stand behind transparency and police work," said Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser of the American-Islamic Forum for Democracy outside Police Headquarters in lower Manhattan.

"In no way do we want to be spied on. But this is not about spying; this is about monitoring public programs," said Jasser, one of three dozen Muslims who gathered to support the NYPD's surveillance of their brethren.

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