Via Robert Spencer
The Omar Mosque in Paterson, N.J., located near the suspect’s home, is one of the many mosques in the New York metro area that was previously being studied by the NYPD. The location was believed by investigators to be a possible destination for, “budding terrorist conspiracies.” And it turns out those investigators were right. In fact, the mosque was being monitored by the NYPD going back as far as at least 2006. They knew about this place and the possibility that it might be the hang out destination for a potentially lethal terror suspect. Detectives believed someone at this mosque was capable of infiltrating a terror attack [and they were right].
Are you smart enough to remember things that happened prior to 15 minutes ago? Oh, you are? Well, then you’re probably not a Democrat.
Back in 2014 the New York Police Department dropped a program that monitored potential suspects of Islamic extremism.
Created in 2005, the program was pretty cut and dry: plain clothed detectives were sent out to mosques and gathering places for Muslims to see if anyone was pushing extremist rhetoric on the community. While it might seem a bit intrusive, this happened in a city of 8.5 million people with as many as 800,000 Muslim residents in the greater metro area, many of whom are foreign born nationals. It’s also the same geographic location as the biggest Islamic terror attack in United States history.
Known as the Demographics Unit, the program seemed to make sense. After all, New York City has a history with Islamic extremism that resulted in thousands of people dying. But when liberal activists and special interest groups caught wind of it’s existence, it had to go.
In 2014 the New York Times reported that the Demographics Unit would no longer exist. They didn’t make this decision on their own. They were pressed into the move by a feminist Sharia Law advocate & liberal activist named Linda Sarour. You might remember Linda from the Women’s March in DC earlier this year. She’s part of the Arab American Association of New York. She also called for a Jihad against President Trump [her words, not mine]. And she really dislikes Israel [the only Jewish state on Earth].
Back in 2014 Sarsour said, “The Demographics Unit created psychological warfare in our community.” She didn’t offer any evidence to support that claim, but it sounded great when she said it so the New York Times enthusiastically published the quote. That’s when Sarsour met with high ranking members of the NYPD to advocate for the end of the Demographics Unit [which had renamed the Zone Assessment Unit in more recent years].