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Topic - Shamiur Rahman
A paid informant for the New York Police Department's intelligence unit was under orders to "bait" Muslims into saying inflammatory things as he lived a double life, snapping pictures inside mosques and collecting the names of innocent people attending study groups on Islam, he told The Associated Press.
He said it involved creating a conversation about jihad or terrorism, then capturing the response to send to the NYPD.
Rahman said he wanted to turn his life around and stop using drugs, and said he believed Islam could provide a purpose in life.