It didn’t work in New York and was probably unconstitutional, but that doesn’t stop NY Rep. Peter King (R) from want to see it go national.
For over half a decade after the 9/11 terror attacks, (former NYPD Commissioner Ray) Kelly oversaw a surveillance program that targeted New York and New Jersey Muslims because of their faith. Officers in the since-disbanded Demographics Unit infiltrated Muslim student groups, kept track of Muslims who changed their last names, eavesdropped on conversations between Muslims, spied on Muslim-owned businesses, recorded imam’s sermons, and put undercover officers and informants inside mosques.
Apparently, the PEOTUS is on board, per King:
Asked Thursday how Trump had responded to his proposal for a federal Muslim surveillance program, King said, “I was talking and he was nodding.”