A Muslim slashed a New York cop with a meat cleaver on September 15. Another Muslim planted bombs in New York and New Jersey; one went off, wounding 29 people in Chelsea on September 17. In response, the city of New York is honoring all the contributions Muslims make to the city.
Mayor Bill de Blasio seems to think that his primary responsibility after every jihad attack is to make sure that no one thinks ill of Islam. Stopping jihad attacks? That’s farther down on his list.
The thinking here appears to be that if we welcome Muslims and laud and applaud them, they will not be driven by our unkindness to become “radicalized” and will not join jihad groups. So we should see a dropoff of jihad activity now in New York, with everyone being so nice to Muslims, right?
We’ll see. De Blasio has been mayor for a few years now, and he ended a surveillance program that Muslims hated. That didn’t stop the meat cleaver jihadi or the bomber. I doubt that de Blasio’s scheme will have any success in the future, either.