NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Yale University is objecting to the monitoring of Muslim student association websites by the New York Police Department, while Muslim leaders call for investigations and student groups at Rutgers University express outrage.
The Associated Press reported Saturday that an NYPD intelligence unit visited websites, blogs and forums of Muslim student associations at Yale and other universities.
Yale President Richard Levin says such surveillance is "antithetical to the values" of Yale and the country.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations and Rutgers University in New Jersey called for investigations.
An NYPD spokesman says police wanted to get a better handle on what was occurring at student associations. He cited 12 people arrested or convicted on terrorism charges in the United States and abroad who had once been members of Muslim student associations.
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