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October 10, 2012 12:22 pm

Ray Kelly: Iranian Terror Attack is Ongoing Concern for NYPD Due to New York’s Large Jewish Population

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NYPD Commisioner Raymond Kelly. Photo: James R. Tourtellotte.

According to New York City’s police chief, Ray Kelly, there is an ongoing concern for the NYPD of an Iran- sponsored terror attack in the city. Citing New York’s large Jewish population, and the increasing threat of retaliation from Iran as sanctions over their nuclear program continue to cripple them domestically, The New York Post quoted Kelly as saying, “Obviously if there’s any action involving Israel and Iran we have to be very cognizant of the potential of retaliation here in New York City.” Kelly made these statements at an anti-terror conference called NYPD SHIELD. A recent study by the UJA-Federation of New York, shows that there are more than 1 million Jews in New York’s five boroughs.

The New York Post article also quotes NYPD Lt. Kevin Yorke of the Intelligence Division as saying, “Within the last year, we’ve seen a worldwide increase in incidents involving the stockpiling of explosives, the surveillance of targets, and a number of very significant plots and attacks[… ]That increase in activity is in direct relation to Iran’s nuclear-weapons program and the tension surrounding it.”

During a visit to the northeastern province of North Khorasan Wednesday, as reported by Ynet, Iran’s supreme leader,  Ayatollah Khamenei, gave no sign of Iran’s willingness to concede to outside pressure, saying in a nationally televised speech that “These sanctions are barbaric. This is a war against a nation…But the Iranian nation will defeat them.”

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  • Julie Moskowitz

    Heres the nugget…Islam will not stop until world domination is achieved…It will never be achieved so they will never stop..whether you are christian,jew,hindu,budist,even atheist …if u are not muslim You must die…that is all Islam works toward…

  • The Middle East conflict is an Islamic Cultural War.

    It is not about land, rights or settlements, water or being politically left or right. If it were it would have been solved long ago. It is not.

    It is Cultural War that means Islamic Culture must destroy Western Culture or Western Culture must destroy Islamic Culture.

    It is a Genocidal War.

    It also could means that Islamic culture can change us or we could try and change them.

    The book “Culture and Conflict”, explains it clearly. It shows that current cultural conditions in the Arab Middle East will not support internal development, advancement or peace until there is a major cultural change. “It is critical that we understand our enemy. That is step one in every conflict,” RR. Philip Carl Salzman, INSB # 978-1-59102-587-0.

  • Muhammad loved killing Jews…That’s why he had 900 unarmed Jews decapitated at Quaraza…Muslims revere Muhammad..
    Enough said..

  • Lawrence Kulak

    I think that the NYPD has been so overzealous in searching out terror plots that there is little chance that the Iranians will try anything in NYC no matter what Israel does. Just like the cowards in Benghazi, they will try to find the weak spot and then strike there. Still, we have to be on guard so that we do not become the weak spot here. Remember, you are dealing with terrorists who are generally the more cowardly type of men. they loathe the idea of getting caught and would rather die than rot in an American jail.