Actually, what DeBlasio said was, “Tell Muslims I will end NYPD surveillance of Muslims if I am elected.” And make sure all their terrorist friends know about it.
CBS Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio told a group of Muslim supporters Wednesday that they won’t have to live in fear of being under constant surveillance if he’s elected mayor.
As WCBS 880′s Jim Smith reported, de Blasio, the front-runner in the Nov. 5 general election, said that, on his watch, NYPD surveillance tactics would only be authorized to follow up on specific leads and that the police force would be under the supervision of a new inspector general.
“The efforts of surveillance have to be based on specifically specific information, and obviously you need to go through a careful vetting process,” de Blasio said during a rally at Columbus Park in Downtown Brooklyn.
Based on internal NYPD reports and interviews with officials involved in the programs, the NYPD has conducted wholesale surveillance of entire Muslim neighborhoods, chronicling daily life including where people eat, pray and get their hair cut, according to a series of reports by The Associated Press. Police also reportedly infiltrated dozens of mosques and Muslim student groups.
In addition, the NYPD secretly labeled entire mosques as terrorism organizations, a designation that allows police to use informants to record sermons and spy on imams, often without specific evidence of criminal wrongdoing, according to the AP.
The NYPD has said its investigations target individuals suspected of criminal activity and are constitutional. (And this is how the NYPD has averted several Muslim plots to attack NYC)
Linda Sarsour, head of the Muslim Democratic Club, said surveillance on the community is weighing on the minds of voters. Yes, it’s bringing people out to the polls,” she told Smith. “People are tired of a mayor that unequivocally stands behind the (police) commissioner and says that everything we’re doing is right.”
Linda Sarsour is a rabidly anti-Semitic Islamic supremacist who has said that “nothing is creepier than Zionism” and equated it with “racism.” She is also a frequent visitor to the Obama White House, and has claimed that the jihad underwear bomber was a CIA agent – part of what she claims is a U.S. war against Islam. She is a practiced exploiter of the “hate” smear against foes of jihad terror and Islamic supremacism, and has never apologized for using the Islamic honor murder of Shaima Alawadi to spread lies about the prevalence of hate crimes against Muslims in America. Although she decries “hate,” she is venomously hateful herself — far more so than any foe of jihad has ever been — as you can see in her self-righteous, self-pitying, foul-mouthed, hate-filled and utterly off-putting performance below, which reveals that the preening preachers of the “Islamophobia” myth are the real haters
Earlier this month, Republican mayoral hopeful Joe Lhota questioned the AP’s reporting about Muslim surveillance, saying evidence he’s seen suggests that the investigations targeted individuals and that gathering such intelligence keeps the city safer.