October 30, 2014

Panelists Discuss Ethics of U.S. Surveillance of Muslims

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Members of the Cornell community examined religious bias and the pervasiveness of Muslim surveillance in America during a panel discussion Thursday.

The panel, titled “Big Brother Is Watching,” was headed by three panelists — Prof. Russell Rickford, history, and lawyers Hugh Handeyside and Faisal Gill — who spoke about the ethical issues of the surveillance of Muslims as security measures after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States.

Lawyer Hugh Handeyside discusses the suspicionless assessment and surveillance practices of the CIA, FBI and NYPD that target Muslims during a panel discussion in Goldwin Smith Hall Thursday. (Diana Mak / Sun Senior Photographer)