NYPD’s Counterterrorism Unit Gutted!

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WHEN America’s financial capital is purposefully left exposed; when its counterterrorism “best practices” are gutted; and when the most horrific jihadi attack on the nation struck a blow to its heart, yet, its Mayor blinds the NYPD into “seeing no Islamic evil, hearing no Islamic evil”, what exactly does it portend?

GUARANTEED blow back.

Commentary By Adina Kutnicki

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NO one has to educate this investigative journalist on the ins and outs of Islam and the “radicalization” process which leads to jihad. Ain’t that the truth.

SO take it to (mental) vault when this claim is asserted: New York City’s security net has taken a dangerous nosedive, ever since a chief radical revolutionary, Bill DeBlasio, took over the Mayoral helm. In fact, it took less than a New York minute for him to dispatch the NYPD’s top gun Police Commissioner, Ray Kelly, an “out-of-the-box” leader and counter terror expert, and to replace him with a malleable surrogate, William Bratton. Rest assured, this is the case even though Bratton served as top cop under Giuliani and Dinkins. The fact is that Bratton wouldn’t have been appointed, if he hadn’t agreed to gut the most effective counter terror tools, bar none, developed by Ray Kelly. Believe it.

An NYPD unit tasked with spying on the city’s Muslims was publicly killed Tuesday, just days after a ruling that upheld its legal basis. So what gives?

New York is the country’s largest city and one of its most progressive but since 2001 it’s also been at the forefront of some of the most aggressive and controversial anti-terrorism tactics. Yesterday, city officials announced the end of one of those major tactics: targeted spying on Muslim communities.But there’s some strange timing going on here. For one thing, New York’s liberal Mayor Bill de Blasio was in favor of the surveillance program before he was against it. Then there’s the fact that just days after the New York Times reported that Attorney General Eric Holder will sign off on new guidelines for the FBI that would allow it to continue using nationality to map and surveil neighborhoods, the NYPD program that had been assembling detailed files on Muslim neighborhoods is being publicly dismantled.More on that in a bit, first some background on the program itself.Officially, the spying was done under the auspices of the NYPD’s “Zone Assessment Unit.” Muslims in New York City saw their mosques, restaurants and, in some cases, student associations infiltrated by undercover NYPD officials and confidential informants who took notes on overheard conversations, television programs that were playing, nationality of store owners and customers, and anything else that NYPD officials thought gave them a flavor for what was happening in the city’s cloistered immigrant communities that catered to Muslims from the Middle East, North Africa and Eastern Europe.

BUT to understand why this “touchy” subject hits to the core, its particular resonance comes from being a native New Yorker (notwithstanding other related matters), though currently living in Israel.

REGARDLESS, some high level professional contacts keep tabs on evolving dangers. Alas, not too much escapes certain finely tuned eyes and ears. Thus, the notion that De Blasio is endangering New York City, America as a whole, is untenable. Not only that, essentially, his pro jihad actions invariably blow back onto Israel and that is a fact .

DUE to the above, this is precisely why it was incumbent to jump into the fray, when two of the NYPD’s finest were assassinated, execution style, in Bed-Stuy. As a tidbit, Bed-Stuy houses one of New York City’s most Islamic infested enclaves, for that matter, one of the most jacked up terror nests in the U.S. Yes, this ‘nabe bears close watching, and then some.

AS a matter of jihadi record, Masjid At-Taqwa boasts a “star” player in the hierarchy of the terror arena. And this is why he has been featured, more than once, at this site – Siraj Wahhaj!

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THE notion that any NYC Mayor would cease surveillance within said Islamic infused areas, well, bespeaks of nothing less than supporting the plotting and execution of terror attacks within NYC, and beyond its borders. Like night follows day.   NYC may yank terrorism report to appease mosque ‘spying’ critics

In top-secret talks to settle federal lawsuits against the NYPD for monitoring mosques, the city is weighing a demand that it scrub from its Web site a report on Islamic terrorists, The Post has learned.

The groundbreaking, 92-page report, titled “Radicalization in the West: The Homegrown Threat,” angers critics who say it promotes “religious profiling” and discrimination against Muslims. But law-enforcement sources say removing the report now would come at the worst time — after mounting terror attacks by Islamic extremists in Paris, Boston, Sydney and Ottawa.

Here in New York, Zale Thompson, a man who heeded online calls by ISIS for jihad,attacked two NYPD officers with a hatchet in October.

“The harm is that it sends the message that the NYPD is ­going to back down on its counterterrorism effort in the name of political correctness,” said a former NYPD official. “Shame on the NYPD if they do.”

Sources familiar with the case confirmed that removal of the NYPD report is one of the major sticking points in settlement negotiations.

Also on the table are demands that the NYPD halt any ongoing surveillance in the Muslim community and that records of prior monitoring be expunged, sources said.

With what seems today like a crystal ball, the 2007 NYPD report identified an “emerging threat” — al Qaeda-inspired jihadists in the United States and abroad, hell-bent on attacking their host countries.

“Radicalization is something the NYPD saw happening in Europe,” said the former NYPD official. “It was prescient in identifying this phenomenon and predicting it would increase.”

Among the report’s warnings:

  • “The majority of radical individuals began as ‘unremarkable’ — they had ‘unremarkable’ jobs, had lived ‘unremarkable’ lives and had little, if any criminal history.”
  • Most terrorist wannabes are reasonably well-educated male Muslimsbetween ages 18 and 35, local residents, second- or third-generation with roots in the Middle East or South Asia, and from middle-class families.
  • “The Internet is a driver and enabler for the process of radicalization” — providing information on extremist beliefs to practical advice on constructing weapons
  • Recent converts to Islam can be the most radical. “Their need to prove their religious convictions to their companions often makes them the most aggressive.”
  • Potential jihadists flock to mosques as their religious beliefs deepen, then withdraw from them when “the individual’s level of extremism surpasses that of the mosque.”
  • Once a person is radicalized, an attack can happen very quickly. “While the other phases of radicalization may take place gradually, over two to three years, this jihadization component can be a very rapid process, taking only a few months, or even weeks.”

Under former Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, the report served as a blueprint for the NYPD’s “demographic unit,” which sent plainclothes detectives into Muslim cafes, stores and mosques to detect potential terrorists.

After the initiative was exposed by The Associated Press Muslim leaders and groups filed two lawsuits in Brooklyn federal court claiming they were subjected to unwarranted surveillance. {blogger’s note: that’s what should be expected when Islam’s followers plot jihad, you think?}

The suits complain the radicalization report puts virtually all Muslims under suspicion.

Last April, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton disbanded the intelligence-gathering unit.

A spokesman for the city Law Department said, “Discussions are ongoing, and nothing is final.”

YET, if any of the above appears out of left field – no pun intended – consider the fact that Comrade DeBlasio and Barack HUSSEIN Obama are absolute kindred spirits, both red and green imbued and aligned. Anti-Americans to their core. Therefore, the following video link is of piece with an Islamist-in-Chief, one who exhorted on September 21, 2014: America is the Number One Muslim country in the world!

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=f78_1411337081

KNOW this: the counter terrorism unit which Ray Kelly birthed, conceived and developed has been the main reason why NYC hasn’t suffered another 9/11/01. And those who argue otherwise do not know what they are babbling about. Trust this info. Not only that, it is not a politically biased statement, but one borne out of a host of knowledge-based material. Readers may also want to “sit in” on a bird’s eye view of what had been regular briefings, under the stellar command of Ray Kelly.

AND if folks truly want to know what’s what, you must internalize – pass along too – the following report, and then extrapolate its findings from NYC to ANY city USA!

https://www1.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloads/pdf/public_information/NYPD_Report-Radicalization_in_the_West.pdf

ON the other hand, those reporting to Bratton, regarding Islamic threats, are working akin to a game of blind man’s bluff. How so? Since the so-called Islamic-based “spying” is no longer on the table; and the most comprehensive, fact based analysis compiled by the NYPD’s counterterrorism intelligence division is on the chopping block, well, how do you think the security situation (NYC’s and America’s) is going to be affected, positively or negatively?

CASE closed!

About Author

Adina Kutnicki

Adina Kutnicki is an investigative journalist and independent op-ed contributor to various Zionist and Conservative media outlets. She contributed to an in-depth investigative series at FrontPage Magazine with Lee Kaplan from 2003-2007. They are still working together. Her op-eds have been featured at American Thinker, Israel National News,Israel Insider, The Jewish Press, MidEast Outpost, The Freeman Center For Strategic Studies, HONENU – Providing Legal Aid To Israeli Soldiers & Civilians In Distress, JEWSNEWS.co.il(http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/11/10/why-is-drunk-driving-treated-more-leniently-than-assault-with-a-deadly-weapon-op-ed-by-adina-kutnicki-featured-at-jewsnews-co-il/) as well as at other sites. Some interviews include: The Inquisitr Interviews Adina Kutnicki: The Reality Of Life For An Israeli Patriot and ‘The Muslim Brotherhood’s Quest For Global Dominance – An Interview With Adina Kutnicki.’ Her recent book review On A Wing From The Holy Land [Review Of An Exciting New Novel About The Spiritual Journey Of An Israeli Woman] was also spotlighted at Inquisitr. In addition, she is the Israel Administrator at Islam Exposed Online Her blog - www.adinakutnicki.com - received a ‘Watcher of Weasels’ Award - see within – scroll down to ‘Non-Council’ winners. Her full profile can be found at - http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

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