A couple of months back, French Muslims aligned with the Islamic State released a video calling on Muslims to stage jihad attacks on French soil and offered them direct operational support. Those exhortations were heard and acted upon.
New York City is the number one target in the United States of America.
And if the jihad he attack in France taught us one thing, it’s that we have entered a new era in the global jihad war on the west.
This was a military strike against freedom in the heart of one of the great cities in the west. The attackers were well-orchestrated, well-coordinated, and well-trained.
“They were well-armed commandos on a mission,” said Emmanuel Quemener from the police union Alliance. “They had weapons of war, including Kalashnikovs. We’ve never seen anything like it.”
Indeed. But it won’t be the last time that we see it.
When Mayor Bill de Blasio (nee Warren Wilhelm) was running for Mayor of NYC in 2012, I ran ads in NYC warning of his plans to dismantle counter-terror programs. NY media viciously attacked our ads warning of de Blasio’s treachery (scroll down).
Watch this video. Former NYC Mayor Giuliani warns of de Blasio’s war on the NYPD and our safety.
Today, the NYPD is deploying counter-terrorism officers to landmarks around the city following the Islamic terror attack in Paris Wednesday that left 12 people murdered. “These are not amateurs,” Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said of the “heavily armed” gunmen. “They are quite clearly well-trained professionals on a mission.” It was a well-orchestrated military strike against the West, against freedom.
“Paris terror attack: Mayor de Blasio weakened NYC anti-terrorism,” Jim Kouri, Washington Examiner, January 7, 2014
In the aftermath of the Islamic terrorist attack in Paris, France, on Wednesday — an attack that left 12 journalists and cops dead — cities throughout the world are increasing alert levels especially those in Western nations, according to a number of reports. However, the terrorists’ crown-jewel target, New York City, has become more and more vulnerable under the leadership of Mayor Bill de Blasio. For example, his dismantling of a special operations unit of police officers that conducted surveillance and investigations of the city’s and metropolitan area’s mosques has left the Big Apple arguably as vulnerable as it was on Sept. 10, 2001.
The New York Police Department (NYPD) surveillance unit, that had gathered and analyzed intelligence on Muslim communities throughout the area, including mosques in New Jersey, wasn’t disbanded until de Blasio took power. During the administration of Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his tough-as-nails police commissioner, Ray Kelly, even after an enormous amount of political pressure from Muslim groups and left-wing organizations, such as the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
The NYPD’s anti-terrorism united known as the Zone Assessment Unit was created with the help of members of the federal intelligence community following the Sept. 11, 2001, al-Qaida attacks. The police commissioner at that time, veteran cop Bernard Kerik, was honest about its existence and its overall role in preventing another 9-11 attack by monitoring Muslim-owned business and mosques across the New York region. It was successful in uncovering a number of suspects including wealthy Muslims who were illegally transferring money to the coffers of terrorist groups such as al-Qaida, Hamas, Hezbollah and others. Unfortunately, it also was a favorite target protests and civil lawsuits.
As a result of the firestorm created by the coalition formed by the ACLU, CAIR, most news organizations, and others, the NYPD and the New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a statement in April 2014 that said: “The Zone Assessment Unit, previously referred to as the demographics unit, has been largely inactive since January. Recently, as part of an ongoing assessment of Intelligence Bureau operations, personnel assigned to the Zone Assessment Unit were reassigned to other duties within the Intelligence Bureau. Understanding certain local demographics can be a useful factor when assessing information regarding potential threats coming to the attention of the New York City Police Department, it has been determined that much of the same information previously gathered by the Zone Assessment Unit may be obtained through direct outreach by the NYPD to the communities concerned.”
“Our administration has promised the people of New York a police force that keeps our city safe, but that is also respectful and fair. This reform is a critical step forward in easing tensions between the police and the communities they serve, so that our cops and our citizens can help one another go after the real bad guys,” Mayor de Blasio (not very popular with members of the NYPD) said in a statement at the time.
“Just like the Obama administration, de Blasio believes that politically-correct, feel-good policies are more important than protecting American lives. In fact, Obama and de Blasio are more interested in the lives and the rights of illegal aliens than in preserving the sovereignty of the nation and the protection of U.S. citizens,” said former police lieutenant, Kiernan McDonald. “In fact, the Obama administration freely spies on American citizens and even targets them, but coddles lawbreakers and radical Islamists,” he added.