NYPD Report at Odds with Federal Law Enforcement
Washington, DC | August 15, 2007 | www.adc.org | The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) expressed disappointment in a report released today by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) intelligence division entitled, "Radicalization in the West and the Homegrown Threat."
ADC National Executive Director Kareem Shora said, "The report is at odds with federal law enforcement findings, including those of the recently released National Intelligence Estimate, and uses unfortunate stereotyping of entire communities. This approach runs counter to successful efforts by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the FBI at building constructive partnerships with these communities." Shora added, "The use of such language by NYPD is un-American and goes against everything for which we stand. We do not want to alienate any segment of any community, and by using that type of language, you are actually aiding the extremists in their recruiting efforts."
Last month, when the National