Investors Business Daily praises the NYPD.
Now we know why New York City has avoided another terror attack: The police there treat radical mosques as the terror enterprises they are and investigate accordingly.
The New York Police Department uses pro-active counterterror tactics, while the FBI’s approach is reactive. Guess which one has a better record preventing terror attacks?
NYPD has disrupted a whopping 16 major terror plots since Manhattan was attacked on Sept. 11, 2001. The department’s intelligence unit has foiled attacks on the Brooklyn Bridge, the New York City subway system, New York Stock Exchange, Manhattan and Bronx synagogues, the Federal Reserve Bank and returning U.S. military service members, among other targets.
The FBI’s success? Not so good. Since 9/11, the federal agency has missed the Boston bombings and the Fort Hood massacre, among other jihadi attacks.
We knew the CIA-trained NYPD was good. But we didn’t know how good until now.
According to the Associated Press, which has obtained secret police documents, the NYPD has been labeling entire radical mosques as “terrorism organizations,” a designation that allows detectives to use informants to record violent sermons and spy on mosque clerics suspected of inciting jihad or recruiting terrorists. The tactic also makes anyone attending the mosques fair game for surveillance.
The FBI has shunned this wildly effective tool in the war on Islamic terrorists as too invasive and politically incorrect.
“As a tactic, opening an enterprise investigation on a mosque is so potentially invasive that while the NYPD conducted at least a dozen, the FBI never did one,” the AP reported.
[...]Studies show some 80% of American mosques preach jihad or distribute violent literature. Many raise money for terrorists. Some even store caches of weapons inside their buildings. One investigated by the NYPD set up a martial arts training center in its basement.
If Washington really wanted to protect Americans from Islamic terrorists, it would adopt the NYPD’s counterterrorism tactics.
The article takes a look at why the FBI is unable to have the same kind of success as the NYPD and concludes that political correctness hampers their ability to their jobs.