The American Islamist groups are back on the offensive against the NYPD after misleading headlines suggested that it had spied randomly on mosques by branding them terrorist organizations. Again, the NYPD is falsely depicted as a rogue agency hell-bent on trampling all over the civil rights of innocent Muslims.

The latest controversy began after a book was published revealing that the New York Police Department had labeled some mosques and Islamic groups as "terrorism enterprises," permitting intelligence-gathering on them through the use of undercover agents.

The hysteria leads one to believe that this is happening all over. The numbers tell a different history.

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