NYPD to Purge Docs On Islamic Terrorists Inside US

ByPamela Geller on January 19, 2016
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Yes, we knew about purging the docs, thanks to Bill de Blasio, the organi grinder’s monkey to Islamic supremacist subversives (above: ad we ran warning New Yorkers not to vote for de Blasio.)

But this is new:

“The settlement further affirms that the NYPD will be ‘committed to mitigating the potential impact’ of future investigations on political and religious groups, such as those in the Muslim-American community.”

In other words, the NYPD must first consider if an investigation of jihad terror will upset Muslim supremacists and sharia enforcers.

“Court Requires NYPD to Purge Docs on Terrorists Inside U.S.,” By Adam Kredo, WFB, January 18, 2016 (thanks to Lou):
Muslim community sued police over surveillance programs
The New York Police Department has been directed by a U.S. court to remove from its online records an investigation pertaining to the rise of Islamic extremists in the West and the threats these individuals pose to American safety, according to legal documents.

As part of a settlement agreement reached earlier this month with Muslim community advocates in U.S. District Court, the NYPD will purge from its website an extensive report that experts say has been critical to the department’s understanding of radical Islam and its efforts to police the threat.

The court settlement also stipulates that the NYPD make a concerted effort to mitigate the impact of future terror investigations on certain religious and political groups, according to a copy of the court documents published by the American Civil Liberties Union, which has spearheaded the case since June 2013.

Legal experts and critics of the settlement maintain that it could hamper future terrorism investigations and view it as part of a larger campaign by Muslim advocacy organizations in the United States to dismantle surveillance programs encompassing that community.

Critics expressed particular concern about the case in light of a recent surge in attacks on U.S. citizens committed by individuals pledging allegiance to terror groups such as ISIS.

A key portion of the settlement focuses on the NYPD’s purported use of a document produced by the department’s intelligence division to examine how radicalized individuals make their way to the United States and carry out terror attacks.

The document, “Radicalization in the West: The Homegrown Threat,” aimed to provide local law enforcement and policy makers with information about domestic terrorists and their operations.

As part of the settlement agreement, the NYPD will be forced to remove the publication from its database and vow not to rely on it in the future.

The NYPD and New York state government agencies included in the case “represent that they do not, have not, and will not rely upon the Radicalization in the West report to open or extend investigations,” according to the settlement. “Defendants will remove the Radicalization in the West report from the NYPD website.”

The settlement further affirms that the NYPD will be “committed to mitigating the potential impact” of future investigations on political and religious groups, such as those in the Muslim-American community.

While NYPD officials would not comment Thursday when contacted by the Washington Free Beacon, a spokesperson directed a reporter to a recent press release affirming the department’s commitment to upholding the court settlement.

The NYPD and relevant New York state agencies will “provide additional guidance to police officers as part of a settlement of lawsuits accusing the NYPD of improperly investigating Muslim groups,” according to the Jan. 7 press release. “While the City did not admit to engaging in any improper practices, the changes represent an effort to provide more detailed guidance to NYPD personnel within the existing Handschu Guidelines,” which govern how authorities investigate political activities.

The NYPD confirmed that it would remove from its website the 2007 radicalization report.

The department will additionally incorporate into the guidelines “police policies against religious profiling” and insert an additional “provision for considering the impact investigations have on people who are not targets of investigations,” according to the statement.

John Miller, the NYPD’s deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism, maintained in a statement that the settlement would not “weaken the [department’s] ability to fulfill its steadfast commitment to investigate and prevent terrorist activity in New York City.”

However, some experts have cast doubt on this statement, claiming that the decision to delete the anti-terrorism handbook will impact officers’ ability to understand how terrorists organize and operate in the United States.

Benjamin Weingarten, a writer and national security analyst who has covered the court case, said that local police departments should be relying more heavily on the now-banned counterterror analysis.

Referring to the recent shooting of a Philadelphia police officer by a radicalized individual who allegedly pledged allegiance to ISIS, Weingarten noted that the assailant followed the “‘four stages of radicalization’ detailed in the NYPD report.”

The information about radical terrorists provided in “the NYPD’s analysis may have at the least led Philadelphia authorities to dig deeper and flag him,” he said.

The settlement further reflects a larger cultural shift in America that shuns terms such as “war on terror” and “Muslim terrorism,” Weingarten said.

“To pursue a see-no-Islam counter-jihadist strategy is not only absurd and contradictory on its face, but its a severe dereliction of duty—ignorance is not an excuse, and it represents a failure to do everything necessary to defend against an ideology that seeks to undermine the Constitution and subvert and destroy Western civilization again, according to Islamic supremacists themselves,” he said.

Stephen Coughlin, an attorney and intelligence officer, expressed concern about what he described as a widening attempt by local and federal authorities to redefine the nature of domestic counter-terror efforts.

“I am greatly concerned with the imposition of [the case] which, I believe, exists to replace counter-terror efforts,” Coughlin said. “This is a continuation of a purging of evidentiary based counter-terror analysis first initiated in 2011.”

The ACLU and Muslim community advocates initially filed the lawsuit following reports after the 9/11 terror attacks that the NYPD was running a domestic spy operation centered on the American-Muslim community.

The ACLU, which would not comment on record for this report, directed the Free Beacon to a recent editorial published in the Guardian celebrating the court decision.

“Bias-based policing legitimizes religious discrimination, It can pave the way to copy-cat approaches by other agencies and set the stage for hate crimes nationwide,” wrote Hina Shamsi, director of the ACLU’s national security project, and Ramzi Kassem, a law professor at the City University of New York.

“We hope the settlement announced this week pulls our city and its police department out of a downward spiral by reaffirming core values and principles, ones just as necessary to a local police force as they are to a rational debate on civil rights and liberties nationally,” they wrote.

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  • pdxnag

    So CAIR wants to rule absolutely, but indirectly? This makes think of how an Ayatollah rules in muslim-dominated countries, from the sidelines. The democratic election is a farce. Soon all persons running for office will have to be similarly pre-approved.

  • Darrell Standing

    http://i.imgur.com/soIkcSc.png

    On a brighter note this POS was finally confirmed 100% as dead today !!! 😎

    • Fern

      Cool. He should have me Satan by now. No virgins. Just Satan.

      • SchoolinSession

        Too bad about hell being a man made thing that doesn’t really exist.

        • Jeb not Bush

          LOL you’re one heart-beat from finding out!

          • SchoolinSession

            How so? I’m not a fat American

          • joe1429

            No but you an a hole for trash talking america… the greatest country on earth.. who in one way or another probably helped your shi t hole, where you come from!!

          • SchoolinSession

            Greatest country on earth?!?!?! Come on now……so far from it. Cute of you to say, tho. True patriot right here. USA! USA!! USA!!!

          • Dorrie

            No, you’re just an inbred, obese, hell-bound moron.

          • SchoolinSession

            Like I said, I’m not American let alone from the south

          • Dorrie

            That doesn’t mean you’re not an inbred, obese, hell-bound moron! LOL!

      • joe1429

        Happy roasting!!

    • random

      Good riddance…. that monkey deserved to die for what it did.

    • cliffleaper

      Yay :-)

    • JSebastian

      No wonder that ugly sumbitch wore a mask. Filthy nasty fucker….typical raghead though. The women are as ugly and unattractive as the men (And have the same mustache). Gross people.

  • Fern

    Big Bill doin’ NYC proud….
    .

    • joe1429

      you got it right.. only this big bird should be in color RED!

  • The NYPD and NYC are apparently run by anti-American, Mooslim-loving imbeciles.

    • SchoolinSession

      riiiiight……

  • Dr. Doomsday

    Let us not forget Senator Clinton, who no doubt encourages this behavior, and Islam…

    • joe1429

      hahaha lmao

  • random

    This is why America needs to vote for Donald Trump….. its your last chance!

    • SchoolinSession

      Gross

  • Mahou Shoujo

    New Yorkers, what fools these democrat liberals be. When they finally come to the realization that they have allowed themselves to be played by islam, there will be hell to pay. With interest.

    • ThisObamaNation

      If they can’t see they are being played by now their is something seriously wrong with them.

  • cliffleaper

    Welcome to GermanyUSA.
    Do not depend on the press or police to inform or protect. Those are no longer their jobs.
    You are on your own.
    Proceed accordingly.

    • ThisObamaNation

      Everyone is going to have to start packing something, a gun, pepper spray, a taser, an attack dog, a tactical folding knife, wasp spray, something. You never know when they are going to decide to attack us. Be prepared.

      • joe1429

        yes good advice.. if the european women cannot get a gun or pepper spray, bug spray will do the job… on the roaches, lol

  • Shafiq Islam

    Knowing that 96% of the world’s terrorist acts are committed by Muslims, does it make sense to surveil Tibetan Buddhist temples and Quaker churches as if their worshipers are equally likely to offend? Everyone is entitled to equal justice under the law, but that does not mean that authorities cannot investigate persons at high risk of violent crime.

    • ThisObamaNation

      Profiling is a must, and is completely justifiable.

      • joe1429

        Can you imagine if we were like this in WW2, with the pc, lol? Like us not wanting to offend nazis? lol It would have been a dream come true for hitler

  • Sifter

    So, I guess 9/11 WASNT ENOUGH! What does New York require, an all out Islamic pogrom, to come to its senses?!

  • Joe Manhattaner

    Just call Mufti Merkel to send some Syrian ex cops refugees here to join the NYPD
    What could go wrong?

    • joe1429

      I am sure the immigrant groups will insist nypd hire them !!

  • Mahou Shoujo

    Any politician advertising the support from the muslim community is to be mocked, ridiculed, roundly abused and otherwise inconvenienced for being a dork.

  • Joe Manhattaner

    Is time to form the “Christians has the right to live here to” action group
    As a minority group , we want government and city founding, and invited to the white house>…

    • Mahou Shoujo

      “Infidel lives matter”

  • Drew the Infidel

    Name one thing that does not displease the raghead community. They are miserable wherever they live or to wherever they migrate. It’s in their DNA.

    • JSebastian

      It’s in their DNA.

      That’s because of their backwards beliefs – they have become a bunch of retarded inbreds. That’s what you get for fucking your cousins for 1400 years.

  • BonniePrinceCharlie

    Maybe a couple of bombs in Times Square will cause them to re-consider, but I doubt it. It would be a massive and unacceptable intrusion of Muslim / Jihadi human rights if the police and others were to try and prevent acts of terror by identifying potential perpetrators.

    I now expect to see a similar ‘Protect our Human Rights’ campaigns from suspected criminal groups and drug barons who object to being investigated and surveilled and for the U.S. District Court to uphold these. Such is the blind ignorance of what is actually happening and the total disdain for the average American citizen who – obviously wrongly – objects to Jihadism and the possibly preventable mass murder of innocents. Remember the Twin Towers.

    • JWM

      Remember all the 26,000 acts of jihad committed since 911. Islam is still slaughtering and raping people worldwide.

    • ThisObamaNation

      It is time to quietly arm and organize ourselves for the Marxist-Muslim resistance.

    • joe1429

      Yes, but manhattan in their own world.. of pc correctness…which comes before public safety, and common sense. Cant have none of that, lol

  • Beverly

    We are on the verge of losing two states: The illegals will control California, and the Muslims will control New York.

  • Oh my, NY City is following Britain over the cliff. When is de Blasio up for re-election?

    • joe1429

      Could be worse.. obama could run for ny mayor after the white house… and win! Would not put it past him, as i do not think he will do what past presidents do and shut up and fade away. He will keep the radicalism and agitation up, from the sidelines. Only a strong pres, like trump, will shut him up!!

      • The thought of your first sentence would haunt me for months if not longer if I thought it wouldn’t be a step down for the Current Executive. I think top spot in the United Nations would be acceptable in his eyes, if not a co-host position on the “other O” (The Oprah).

        With respect to Donald Trump, he offends me on a daily basis and it appears that he will continue to do so unless he is stopped by the primary process, which doesn’t address his inevitable third-party run if he were to be denied the nomination.

        The best analogy I can offer to characterize my support of “outsider”, “anti-establishment”, candidate Trump is changing to eating MDMA (“ecstacy”) as a substitution-solution to shooting heroin: In the end, I solve the problem of heroin addiction by substitution with an addiction to another drug, but the inevitable solution of abstinence is forestalled.

        I’ll let the beleaguered reader determine abstinence from exactly what.

  • JWM

    I hope those who voted for de Blasio feel the tender hand of islam before those who did not vote for him. Then they can clean up the Islamic mess because no one will be left to prevent them.

  • edbo

    VOTE TRUMP END THE MADNESS 2016

    • Dorrie

      I would vote for Bush before I’d EVER vote for Trump, who is a corrupt businessman! #CruzCrew

      • edbo

        WELL IT`S GOING TO BE TRUMP OR A LIBTURD. TRUMP 2016

        • Dorrie

          Honey, Trump IS a “libturd”! He is pro single payer (Obamacare), pro same-sex marriage, was pro partial birth abortion until about 2 months ago, pro eminent domain, pro taxpayer funding Planned Parenthood, pro Affirmative Action and hid $Billions in Swiss banks then filed bankruptcy 4 times, putting thousands out of work and harming his lenders. Then he said, “they deserved to be hurt, they aren’t nice people.” Did his lenders BEG him to borrow from them? He has bragged ON TV about buying politicians and lobbyists!

          He has a Jezebel spirit and has contributed heavily to the Clinton foundation. For heaven’s sale, WAKE UP!

          • edbo

            JUST BUSINESS

        • joe1429

          Yes , he running away with the polls!! The only candidate in history to MAINTAIN a number ONE lead in the polls for 6 MOS!!

    • joe1429

      Yes he the ONLY one who can END the PC MADNESS!!! GO TRUMP!!!!!!!!!!

      • Dorrie

        Yeah, nothing quite like a Progressive, parading as a conservative and pulling the wool over half the country…

  • ThisObamaNation

    We will have to pose as converts and infiltrate the mosques ourselves. If the NSA can illegally spy on us, I have no problem with illegally spying on the mooooslims.

    • Dorrie

      You’ll have to learn Arabic first…

  • lee

    New Yorkers are too stupid to know what’s coming.

    • joe1429

      They too busy sipping their lattes, in manhattan!

  • Stephen Honig

    Disgusting! Coward de Blasio is on his knees and shaking for fear of Muslims.

  • Pathfinder0100

    New York has turned into one fkup state. Aw! go on Mayor turn over the keys to the city to the Islamist! You people deserve what you get for ignoring Pamela’s warning about de Blasio and makin’ him your mayor!!

  • Laurence & hopeful

    Any working link to download the report “Radicalization in the West: The Homegrown Threat”?

  • joe1429

    This is what happens when you have a red commie, muzzie loving , libtard as mayor. It is not a matter of if nyc gets hit with a big attack, but WHEN. Nypd, is being dismantled and handcuffed , piece by piece, by big bird!!

  • Marc Goldstone

    Fine, purge the documents to FOX News so that the Police can not use them in violation of the court settlement to protect US Citizens. The thing to be learned is don’t vote for Democrats!

  • Gene Hull

    W T F ????

  • joe1429

    I guess all the polls that show he is the only primary candidate in history to be number 1 six mos in a row, are incorrect?? Go Trump!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • joe1429

    Wow you really are a mental turd! go get some help

    • Dorrie

      Who are you talking to, joe??? Yourself???

  • Mahou Shoujo

    There is the solution of simply shooting suspected terrorists dead, that will change the focus of the investigation and save a lot of bother.

  • joe1429

    No dorrie, i replied to the a hole , school in session, not you, lol

    • Dorrie

      When you post at the top, NOBODY knows who you’re speaking to. Try posting TO the person you’re speaking to, rather than scrolling to the top and making it look like you’re talking to YOURSELF! It appears, little joe, that you don’t understand how a comment thread works. *snicker*

      • joe1429

        Is this better?? before, i just hit the reply button, and assumed it was goin to the right spot, lol

        • Dorrie

          Yeah, not understanding what you’re doing has been clear for weeks, joe . . .and it looks like you’re still not understanding. What scares the hell out of me is that folks like you VOTE!

  • joe1429

    Had to reply to your neg comments abt trump. He is the only candidate in history to be number ! in a primary poll for ^ mos in a row!! We will see in ten days when he starts to sweep the primaries. Wake up, he is not going anywhere, but the white house!! Go Trump!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!