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    Author reports on Western surveillance policies against Muslims

    The issue of surveillance against Muslims is a major civil liberties issue in the United States. Wiretapping was present throughout CUNY campuses, including Queens College. A few years ago, NYPD officers — or paid informants — spied on Muslim students as documented in the report “Mapping Muslims: NYPD Spying and Its Impact on American Muslims,” which was released last year. Arun Kundnani, a QC adjunct professor, reported on the consequences of such policies in his book, “The Muslims Are Coming: Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror,” released on March 18. Kundnani was born and raised in London, England and graduated from Cambridge University. He arrived to the U.S.…