A Move in the Wrong Direction

April 17, 2014 Updated: July 9, 2020

Dear Editor:

Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton have decided to scrap the anti-terrorism program in Muslim communities. This move in my opinion is a move in the wrong direction. These terrorists have been known to hide in such communities and who also are active in enlisting others to commit such evil acts.

What happened on 9/11 and in last year’s bombing in Boston showed missed opportunities to stop these egregious acts by these evildoers. This program was extremely valuable under Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. As reported during their time in office, terrorists hatched no fewer than 14 plots to attack the city and did not succeed.

This makes me think we could now be threatened again with another 9/11. In that case may God have mercy on us all.

Frederick R. Bedell Jr.
Glen Oaks Village, N.Y.

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