Do We Want Counterterror Managed by CAIR and the AP or by NYPD's Ray Kelly?

Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy joins the Center for Security Policy in saluting NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly at the Center’s 2012 Mightier Pen Award in New York City. Commissioner Kelly has kept New York City safe from jihadist terror attacks for decades, beginning with his investigation of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing (the perpetrators of which McCarthy later prosecuted). The rousing thanks to Commissioner Kelly and the NYPD for vigilant, non-politically correct counterterror measures comes amid efforts by the Muslim Brotherhood-linked CAIR, leftist journalists and other activists to undermine the City’s security. For his efforts, Kelly deserves praise and defense from all Americans, not only New Yorkers.

In fact, Dr. Zuhdis Jasser’s American Islamic Forum for Democracy and the American Islamic Leadership Coalition (AILC) will lead a demonstration in support of the NYPD, Commissioner Kelly and Rep. Peter King on Monday, March 5 in New York City. The gathering– in front of 1 Police Plaza– is an important show of support from the pro-American Muslim community. For more information about the event, see the AIFD website.

In his tribute, McCarthy asks the rhetorical question:

We have to make up our minds–in terms of protecting American national security–whether we want our security managed by the Associated Press and CAIR or whether we want it managed by Ray Kelly.

Most Americans, I think, would prefer Kelly.