Contact Us

Informant: NYPD Paid Me To ‘Bait’ Muslims

 A paid informant for the New York Police Department says he was under orders to “bait” Muslims into saying bad things.

He says he lived a double life, snapping pictures inside mosques and collecting the names of innocent people attending Islamic study groups.

Shamiur Rahman, a 19-year-old American of Bengali descent, tells The Associated Press that he regrets his work, which paid up to $1,000 a month. He says he spied on student groups and mosques. He showed the AP weeks of text messages and photographs with his NYPD contacts.

NYPD spokesman Paul Browne didn’t immediately return a request for comment. Browne has denied widespread police monitoring of mosques and student groups, saying the NYPD only follows leads. Rahman, however, says he spied on “everything and anyone.”

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wobm.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 92.7 WOBM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on 92.7 WOBM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!