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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  1. It was really an effort to build databases of where Muslims live, eat, work, shop and pray.

    — On Wednesday’s Fresh Air, AP reporter Matt Apuzzo joins Terry Gross for a conversation about his Pulitzer Prize-winning series, which revealed that the NYPD transformed itself after September 11 into an aggressive domestic intelligence unit and monitored hundreds of Muslims in their mosques, workplaces and schools – even when there was no evidence of any wrongdoing present.

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