Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
November 2nd, 2017
By the order of comrade “Red” Bill De Blasio, in 2014 the New York Police Department dropped a program that monitored potential suspects of Islamic extremism.
Created in 2005, the program was pretty cut and dry: plain clothed detectives were sent out to mosques and gathering places for Muslims to see if anyone was pushing extremist rhetoric on the community.
While it might seem a bit intrusive, this happened in a city of 8.5 million people with as many as 800,000 Muslim residents in the greater metro area, many of whom are foreign born nationals.
It’s also the same geographic location as the biggest Islamic terror attack in United States history.
Known as the Demographics Unit, the program seemed to make sense. After all, New York City has a history with Islamic extremism that resulted in thousands of people dying. But when liberal activists and special interest groups caught wind of it’s existence, it had to go.
In 2014 the New York Times reported that the Demographics Unit would no longer exist. They didn’t make this decision on their own. They were pressed into the move by a feminist Sharia Law advocate & liberal activist named Linda Sarour.
In the wake of Tuesday’s deadly truck attack in Lower Manhattan, police and the FBI swarmed areas in New Jersey to which Saipov was believed to have ties. They included the mosque, an apartment building, and other residences and storefronts.
Saipov is not a U.S. citizen and is originally from Uzbekistan, a former Soviet republic east of the Caspian Sea in Central Asia.
A 2016 U.S.-commissioned report said Uzbek nationals were “most likely to radicalize while working as migrants abroad,” according to the U.S. State Department.
Previous terror attacks linked to Uzbek nationals have included an attack at the Istanbul airport in 2016, preparing suicide bombers in Turkey, several plots to commit attacks in Russia, and a gruesome beheading of a child in Russia by a nanny who was reportedly religiously motivated.
Saipov reportedly moved to New Jersey from Tampa, Fla., to do just that. A Florida friend, Kobiljon Matkarov, told Fox News that the man he knew was “very friendly” and “very nice.”
But locals in New Jersey described Saipov in different terms.
Slavo Petrov, a 64-year-old neighbor of Saipov, said he saw the man in the area with his wife and two children, and noticed him going to the local mosque.
He described Saipov as unfriendly, adding that he “never says good morning and never says good afternoon,” NJ.com reported.
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