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NYPD Stands Down on Anniversary of Boston Marathon Bombing
by Robert Spencer
The New York Police Department announced Tuesday, the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon jihad attack, that it was disbanding a special unit that had been dedicated to watching for jihad terror threats in Muslim communities.
That's good; after all, who ever heard of a Muslim staging a terror attack? And what better day to announce such news than the first anniversary of what New York officials evidently think is the last Islamic jihad attack ever on American soil?
As I show in my book Arab Winter Comes to America: The Truth About the War We're In, this NYPD program had been under fire for several years for "profiling" Muslim communities in New York and New Jersey – that is, for operating on the assumption that communities of Muslims might be more likely to plot a terror attack than, say, communities of Amish, or bowling leagues.
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