CAIR vs. the NYPD

11 April 2008: “[F]or Islamists in America, charges of ‘profiling’ and ‘inappropriate’ methods are the preferred reply to critical discussion of almost all significant matters.” –Excerpted from “The Wahhabi lobby attacks” - an article by Stephen Schwartz.

Mr. Schwartz details the response by the Council on American-Islamic Relations to the NYPD to their 2007 report on the terror threat from radical elements in the U.S. in an article published by The Weekly Standard.

The NYPD report - 90 page PDF file, can be downloaded at the following link: Radicalization in the West: The Homegrown Threat. The Northeast Intelligence Network recommends its readers to download and save the report to your computer at this time (right click on the link, choose “save target or link as” and save the PDF report to your computer.

From the article: LAST YEAR THE New York Police Department (NYPD) issued a clear-sighted and path-breaking document titled Radicalization in the West: The Home-Grown Threat. Prepared by Mitchell D. Silber and Arvin Bhatt of the NYPD Intelligence Division, the report was serious, well-researched, and articulate. It traced radical Sunni Muslim activities in non-Muslim countries to the “jihadi-Salafi” ideology, better known as Wahhabism, created in Saudi Arabia and supported by major extremist resources in Pakistan (the jihadist movement of Mawdudi) and Egypt (the Muslim Brotherhood). It was posted on the internet by Republican congressman Pete Hoekstra of Michigan and may be read here [see link above].

Radicalization in the West met with enthusiastic approval from anti-extremist, moderate Muslims, but with predictable condemnation from the “Wahhabi lobby” represented by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and its allies. On November 23, 2007, as disclosed in documents made available to me, a statement was composed, in the name of the “Muslim community,” protesting against the NYPD’s release of the report. Employing the typically arrogant, peremptory, and militant idiom of the Islamist movements, the statement called on New York police commissioner Raymond W. Kelly:

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