NEW YORK - An American-Muslim of Bengali descent says that the New York City Police Department paid him to spy on mosques and “bait” Muslims into talking about jihad and terrorism. Shamiur Rahman, 19, agreed to become an informant in January of this year because he had several misdemeanor arrests for marijuana and feared he would spend extra time in jail, reports the AP. Rahman claimed police said to him: “We need you to pretend to be one of them. It’s street theater.” The police officers told him to use a strategy called ‘create and capture’ to lure Muslims into talking about terrorism, according to the agency.