Controversy was mounting Friday evening over a decision by the City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health to invite a pro-Palestinian activist as the commencement speaker.

As CBS2 Political Reporter Marcia Kramer reported, activist Linda Sarsour has spoken out against the NYPD surveillance of Muslim communities under former Commissioner Ray Kelly.

"We were inviting him to our front door," Sarsour told CBS2's Tony Aiello on Feb. 18, 2013. "He was sending us confidential informants to our back door."

Sarsour has also frequently been the public face of the concerns of local Palestinians.

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