1. That’s just a fascinating effort because the changing of names – the Americanization of names – is such a part of the immigrant story of America. To see it now being scanned for potential red flags for terrorism just shows how much has changed in New York since 9/11, not just on the ground, but the way we view things in New York.

    — New York City police officers keep track of every person in the city who changes his or her name. When that person’s name sounds Arabic, the police run an extensive background check that is then put in a database for future reference.

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