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Published:September 16th, 2009 10:22 EST
New York City Police Department Backs off of 2007 Report on Islamic Radicalism

New York City Police Department Backs off of 2007 Report on Islamic Radicalism

By SOP newswire2

The New York City Police Department has issued a "clarification" to a 2007 report about Islamic radicalism that critics said cast broad swaths of the Muslim population as potential terrorists.

Muslim-American advocacy groups welcomed the two-page clarification, but worried the new statement would go largely unnoticed, and remain concerned that the original report remains intact.

"There was a lot of publicity surrounding the first report," said Faiza Ali, the community affairs director for the New York City chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. "But when it comes to the clarification, there wasn`t any attention brought to it."

Ali said she learned about the clarification in a casual conversation with an NYPD detective at a Ramadan dinner last week hosted by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The detective told Ali the statement was added to the report between April and June.