Clarion Special Report: NY’s Sharia Patrol
Not surprisingly, the sight of official-looking cars - made to look like police New York City cars -emblazoned with the words "Muslim Community Patrol" cruising the avenues of Brooklyn and Staten Island-in the United States of America-was quick to generate news coverage, commentary and alarm. Most of the mainstream American media reacted in typical fashion. Ever fearful of offending radicalized Muslim communities or digging too deeply into unsavory truths, they gushed in glowing news reports about the new patrol cars and portrayed them as a "neighborhood watch" for Muslim-dominated areas.
center stage was the controversial imam Siraj Wahhaj,
Sr., the sharia force behind the patrols. He is known among law enforcement officials
for his links to terrorist operatives and radicalized Islamists.