With your (NYPD) Shield or on it…

The New York Post published an article yesterday warning that New York City leadership may be preparing to disappear a an important intelligence product on Terrorism and indoctrination, as part of a settlement with Muslim Brotherhood-linked groups prosecuting a lawsuit against the city government over its successful intelligence program:

In top-secret talks to settle federal lawsuits against the NYPD for monitoring mosques, the city is weighing a demand that it scrub from its Web site a report on Islamic terrorists, The Post has learned.
The groundbreaking, 92-page report, titled “Radicalization in the West: The Homegrown Threat,” angers critics who say it promotes “religious profiling” and discrimination against Muslims. But law-enforcement sources say removing the report now would come at the worst time — after mounting terror attacks by Islamic extremists in Paris, Boston, Sydney and Ottawa.

Radicalization in the West: The Homegrown Threat” is one of the most studiously produced open source intelligence products which accurately and unapologetically discusses the way individuals are indoctrinated to engage in jihad. The document specifically calls out the desire to implement the sharia, and the role of Muslim Brotherhood ideologues in preparing individuals for jihad:

Implementation of sharia law and replacement of the system of nation states with a worldwide Caliphate are the ultimate political aims. While other Salafi currents encourage non-violent missionary or political activities to achieve these religious/political goals, jihadi-Salafis utilize endorsements of respected scholars of Islam to show that their aims and violent means are religiously justified…

The political aspect of jihadi-Salafi ideology is heavily underpinned by the work of Sayyid Qutb, an Egyptian author, Islamist, and the leading intellectual of the Muslim Brotherhood in the 1950’s and 1960’s. He believed that Islam was under attack from the West and divided the world into the Muslim and the non-Muslim. To Qutb, democracy challenged the sovereignty of God’s divine law and should be resisted.

In particular, the report warns that  the Muslim Student’s Association, a Muslim Brotherhood front organization, with its chapters on various colleges campuses, served as an “incubator” for jihad:

Muslim Student Associations. Among the social networks of the local university population, there appears to be a growing trend of Salafi-based radicalization that has permeated some Muslim student associations (MSA’s). Extremists have used these university-based organizations as forums for the development and recruitment of likeminded individuals – providing a receptive platform for younger, American-born imams, to present a radical message in a way that resonates with the students. For example, one book increasingly being cited for discussion by many of these associations is Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab’s Kitab At-Tawheed, the foundational book for Wahhabi Islam.

Additionally the report warns of indoctrination at mosques, which in turn lead to key investigations into mosques where indoctrination to Jihad has been ongoing. While this has been reported as blanket surveillance of mosques, the truth is the opposite, as the City’s lawyers recently wrote in a letter to the judge in the mosque surveillance lawsuit:

Nor did the NYPD target mosques wholesale for surveillance simply because the attendees were Muslim; rather, the NYPD followed leads suggesting that certain individuals in certain mosques may be engaging in criminal, and possibly terrorist, activity, and investigated those individuals where they happened to be, including, at times, in certain mosques.

It’s products like “Radicalization in the West” which give Law Enforcement and intelligence the ability to sort the wheat from the chaff, and the future jihadist from the everyday citizen.

As we’ve repeatedly warned here at Free Fire Blog, one of the ongoing goals of the Muslim Brotherhood is to undermine and eliminate the ability of law enforcement to surveil mosques or to use informants to gain information on potential threats before they strike. For now the “Radicalization in the West” report remains hosted on the NYPD Shield Website. Go there now, read it, and then save a copy.

This is information the Muslim Brotherhood and their allies don’t want to be read, so share it widely on Facebook and twitter, host it on your blog. Print a copy out and deliver it to your local police or Sheriff’s department. Through intelligent and diligent policing the NYPD has had one of the most successful counterterrorism programs in the country, and now they are in the crosshairs for it.

It’s time to stand up and protect their ability to protect us.

 

 

 

About Kyle Shideler

Kyle Shideler is the Director of the Threat Information Office (TIO) at the Center for Security Policy. Kyle works to inject serious research and analysis on the subject of Islamic terrorism and Shariah law into the beltway policy discussion, by challenging false assumptions and providing fully documented resources, primary research and influential talking points to policymakers, journalists, and foreign relations professionals. Kyle has previously served as a Director of Research and Communications, Senior Researcher, and Public Information Officer for several organizations in the field of Middle East and terrorism policy since 2006. He is a contributing author to “Saudi Arabia and the Global Islamic Terrorist Network: America and the West’s Fatal Embrace,” and has written for numerous publications as well as briefed legislative aides, intelligence and law enforcement officials, and the general public on the threat posed by Islamist influence and penetration operations.