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NYC Mayoral candidate Bill DiBlasio tells New Yorkers, “When I am Mayor, NYC will be as safe from Islamic terrorism as it was on September 10, 2001″

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.”

De Blasio with Islamic supremacist Linda Sarsour
De Blasio with Islamic supremacist Linda Sarsour

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.

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I'll bet that NY'ers don't even understand what he really said...

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If de Blasio wins, he’ll have to face the music
By Michael Goodwin
October 23, 2013 | 5:33am

Having pulled a shocking upset, the winning candidate is, well, shocked. “What do we do now?” he asks his handler.

The question is left hanging in the 1972 movie “The Candidate,” where Robert Redford plays a politician who, never expecting to win, had given no thought to governing.

I suspect Bill de Blasio is familiar with the terrifying feeling.

Polls show the Democrat with a huge lead, but his weak performance at last night’s mayoral debate should spark buyers’ remorse among supporters. He gave incoherent and at times dishonest answers about the most important issues facing New York, raising fresh doubts about whether de Blasio is ready for the job.

Republican Joe Lhota, on the other hand, passed crucial tests about his own convictions and qualifications. The punch-pulling hesitancy he showed in last week’s debate was gone, replaced with a forceful vision for keeping the city safe and supporting parental choice on schools. And befitting his underdog status, he repeatedly took the fight to de Blasio.

As a result, the contrasts on key issues were stark. And despite de Blasio’s attempts to fudge his attacks on the NYPD, the veneer came off to reveal a thin skin and a nasty habit of making wild charges.

Pressed by Lhota about his work for David Dinkins during the Crown Heights anti-Semitic riots 22 years ago, de Blasio quickly reached for the race card. He called Lhota’s ad on the Dinkins years “race baiting and fear mongering” only a few minutes after urging Lhota “to not use incendiary terms.”

He also alternately praised the NYPD and accused it of racial profiling and spying on Muslims, then said the department should use “overwhelming force” in riots. Wanting it both ways made him look casually conniving and lacking conviction, a charge his primary opponents often made.

The excellent moderator, Channel 2 anchor Maurice DuBois, began by zeroing in on crime, and kept coming back to it.

He asked de Blasio about the fact that the public, by 62 percent to 30 in a Quinnipiac poll, thinks keeping crime low is more important than reforming stop-and-frisk. It’s an important distinction because many of de Blasio’s supporters don’t support big parts of his agenda. The gap could mean victory would come with a short leash and not much of a mandate.

That should alarm de Blasio, who barely mentions crime itself, leaving the impression he sees cops as more of a problem than criminals. Similarly, another poll found 62 percent want Ray Kelly to remain police commissioner, even as de Blasio says he will fire him.

The pattern is clear: After 20 years of falling crime, New Yorkers have come to expect safe streets, and woe is the mayor who allows murder to make a comeback.

That concern is Lhota’s strong suit and he played it well. He credited his former boss Rudy Giuliani with starting “the renaissance” in New York, a point he shied away from in the first debate. And when de Blasio accused Giuliani of being “divisive,” Lhota made the same charge of Dinkins and said that’s why he was fired after one term. Touché.

The exchange highlighted my belief that this election, featuring loyalists from both camps, is something of a referendum on the last 20 years. On facts alone, Lhota has the upper hand and is better prepared to be mayor.

But de Blasio is an experienced politician who, although he won the primary with only 40 percent, inherits the Dems’ 6-1 registration advantage. After 20 years of being shut out of City Hall, the party is hungry for power and patronage. De Blasio stokes that appetite by sneering that Lhota is a Republican.

All’s fair in politics, but only in Hollywood can the winner escape the question of how he will govern. If the polls hold, de Blasio will have to face the music, ready or not.
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Lhota may have done well in the last debate, but he still hasn't got a prayer of winning, being something like 40 points behind.

But even though Lhota has no chance, deBlasio has no clue.

His administration will make David Dinkins' look like a well-oiled machine of competence in retrospect.

Too bad for New York, which will soon begin to slip backwards towards the dysfunctional years of the late 70's/early 80's.

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