New York Won’t Name Street After Cop to Avoid Offending Muslims

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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I can’t think of any clearer signal that Bill Bratton has abandoned police work to be Bill de Blasio’s puppet. Right down to picking Muslims over cops.

Again.

A plan to honor a Harlem cop killed by Nation of Islam radicals is drowning under a flood of racial tensions created more than four decades ago, but no one wants to throw it a lifeline — not even the NYPD’s new top cop.

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton is distancing himself from the controversial push to get the street in front of the 28th Precinct renamed in honor of Officer Phillip Cardillo, who was shot and killed inside a mosque run by Louis Farrakhan in 1972 — noting that the community should make the final decision.

“The Police Commissioner always welcomes the honoring and memorializing of fallen NYPD officers,” Deputy Commissioner Stephen Davis, the NYPD’s top spokesman, said when asked if Bratton favored the street renaming. “However, the issue of street naming is primarily a decision for the community board and other local leaders.”

Cardillo’s family, friends, and former police officers marked the 42nd anniversary of the cop’s death with an annual motorcycle ride from his grave at Calvary Cemetery in Queens to the W. 123rd St. cop shop — and were not shy about lashing out against how Bratton sidestepped the issue.

I don’t think it’s a good representation of his brotherhood of blue,” said Christopher Cardillo, 46, the fallen cop’s first cousin. “Why should the community’s vote have such a strong presence when we are talking about renaming a street outside a police station for a police officer? How could that be a bad thing for the community?”

Manhattan’s Community Board 10 hasn’t reviewed the proposal since last May, even though advocates pushing for the renaming handed over thousands of petition signatures and Inspector Rodney Harrison, the former commanding officer of the 28th Precinct, made a personal plea to honor Cardillo.

Before the issue was shelved, board members voiced concerns that the street renaming would displease local Muslims and “open old wounds.

And we mustn’t offend Muslims. Or they might shoot a cop.

  • Gee

    I remember when America had guts to stand up for Americans. Wonder how long before that happens again

    • HERBERT

      IT WONT CHANGE GEE. Only approach americans will use is more lip service.

  • DogmaelJones1

    Afraid of opening up “old wounds”? Very old wounds, indeed. Like, fourteen centuries worth of them, give or take a decade? But then, we mustn’t “re-wouond” the Muslims. They might riot, or shoot more cops. Is the new police commissioner a secret member of Code Pink?

  • Josh Randall

    Personally I find Muslims offensive.

  • Veracious_one

    now NY will probably name the street after the cop killer….to appease the Muslims,

  • bigfred41

    The NOI (aka Black Muslims) have always been more about being black and being anti-white than about being Muslim.

    • john spielman

      in fact Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam are considered completely apostate from all sects of islam as the NOI teaches that Allah became incarnate in the body of Wallace Fard in 1930 and the Farrakhan is Allah /Fard’s hand picked successor (after Elijah Muhammed who succeded Fard, that is).
      So the whole concept of Allah being physically incarnated as a man is an anthema to them (as basic as the rejection of the incarnation of Jesus as theonly Son of God )
      If Farakhan were to go on the Haj to Mecca and the authorities found out, he would be executed on the spot.

      • DennisMets

        so answer me this why is farraconvict not considered a terrorist or someone that incites hate with his hate speeches about demon devil whites and Jews?

        • laura r

          because its the trend to hate whjites & jews. also i heard he canged his tune about wht people, in the 1990s.

          • Drakken

            He still hates whites with a fiery passion and calls us blue eyed devils.

          • laura r

            i heard him say it live @ a speech.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Eugene Walcott Louie Garbage-Can was an entertainer – a calypso singer.

      Louie’s stage name was “The Charmer”.

      Screwey Louie ordered the shooting and resulting death of Malcolm X.

      Why the savage Louie Garbage-Can isn’t in jail for criminal racketeering and murder is a wonder.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9s2hW2PUVtU

    • DennisMets

      you right and it wont be to long before millions of blacks convert to Islam and Mulsim and of course the demos have been busy programming everyone to like them and accept them

    • Dan Borden

      You are correct. The Koranimals generally want nothing to do with the NOI. They will happily exploit them as useful idiots, but even the Muzzies recognize they are complete kooks.

  • just sayin

    Those of us who must only be identified as individuals must never offend those who identify themselves collectively.

  • Veracious_one

    “And we mustn’t offend Muslims. Or they might shoot a cop”

    if they shoot a cop they just may be honored…just ask H Rap Brown aka Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin,

    • bigfred41

      Or much adored (by liberal bigots) cop-killer Mumia.

  • knightsman

    NYC is lost . Hide under the bed and wait for the extermination. You cannot complain about your demise.

  • cheese101

    It is sad how quickly politicians back down from gay, religious & ethnic groups out of fear of offending them.

    • laura r

      just following orders.

  • Steve Bryant

    The “Muslim” issue is really nothing more than a cover for Farrakhan’s racist hate filled organization. The only reason he chose to be identified as “Muslim” was to create an identity where there is none. Kwanza, anyone?

    Poor officer Cardillo’s supporters will just have to get in line in order hope for any demonstraion of respect for the life he donated to this 3 ring circus of political correctness and cowering to the sensibilities of thugs like Louis Farrakhan and company. It’s disgusting.

  • DennisMets

    Let us be honest how much longer before we pull down and burn the stars and stripes and replace it with an africian flag of some sort to keep from offending blacks and muslims or the mexicians? laugh now but the day is comming as many blacks already do not stand or respect the flag or anthem and prefer to sing their own version of a black anthem

    • Vesuvius

      Demographics is king…to answer your question, it won’t be long.

  • phillyfanatic

    As Europe is collapsing over the Quisling Islamofascists who undermine their foundations plus the onset of the Russian Bear again, America is so PC and so afraid to offend Islam and the modern day Islamists in America who have never contributed to our foundations that frankly it is sickening. Time for Americans, even Muslims who reject sharia, madrasses, Islamofascist terror to simply tell the Islamists, CAIR et al, out damn spots, out.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    “I don’t think it’s a good representation of his brotherhood of blue,” said Christopher Cardillo, 46, the fallen cop’s first cousin. “Why should the community’s vote have such a strong presence when we are talking about renaming a street outside a police station for a police officer? How could that be a bad thing for the community?””

    Critical Theory and multiculturalism. Police are oppressors (unless of course we’re talking about the police in a communist state).

  • objectivefactsmatter

    “And we mustn’t offend Muslims. Or they might shoot a cop.”

    Things I learn from the left: Because offending Muslims perpetuates the cycle of violence. Therefore offending Muslims must be morally equivalent to murder.

  • Simon Timothy

    “And we mustn’t offend Muslims. Or they might shoot another cop”. But Muslims can offend any body and get away with it in USA!

  • laura r

    daniel, how many years behind sweden? 15? 20?

    • Vesuvius

      Sweden will fall within 30 years, USA by turn of the century

      • laura r

        US will fall in 75 yrs? i think sooner. look @the mass immigrations.

    • Drakken

      If amnesty gets passed, we are done, it will shortly turn to a very Balkanized state of affairs as folks take whatever slice of the pie they can.

      • laura r

        it will get passed.

  • Alleged Comment

    America practicing racism again. Had it been a KKK temple the street would of been named for him the NEXT DAY!

    Racism is what put an illegal unqualified negro as president. Negro worship must stop!

    Stop believing the LIES OF THE LEFT!

  • Danny

    New York doesn’t deserve a cop like officer Phillip Cardillo. This was a police officer who gave up his life while doing his duty to protect the people of his city. If the brass in New York are so cowardly and so disgracefully weak as to refuse to honour a cop who lost his life on the job, then that city simply doesn’t deserve police protection. I would like to see other police officers go on strike over this. And the next time a Muslim puts the life of a New Yorker in Jeopardy (and can anyone honestly believe there won’t be a next time?), I’d like to see NYPD refuse to investigate it, out of fear that arresting, trying, and convicting a Muslim might offend others in the Muslim community. This could only happen under a mayor like Bloomberg; it would have never happened under Giuliani.

  • Gamal

    Even back in 1972 America was appeasing Muslims. The outrageous story of Philip Cardillo is told in a book called Murder at the Harlem Mosque. This is the riveting story of how in 1972 officers responding to a false “10-13″ (officer in trouble) call entered the Harlem Mosque and were attacked, one murdered, and the incident’s aftermath. As tragic as it was, the murder was not the real story. In fact, several officers had been ambushed and murdered in the same precinct within a year of this incident by a group calling themselves the Black Liberation Army (BLA)*. The real story is how the Black Muslims, lead by Minister Louis Farrakhan, had the mayor and police commissioner so intimidated that they ordered all police officers out of the Mosque, which was now a crime scene, severely hampering the murder investigation. They later ordered all white officers to stay away from the entire area of the mosque to appease Farrakhan and his followers. This book is an indictment of the higher echelons of a police department that was more concerned with maintaining an appearance of race relations than solving the murder of a police officer.

  • Josiah Longknife

    How about displeasing the populace? Oh wait they don’t count.

  • Ravn Rey

    guess which stage this is in?
    When Muslims form a small minority of a population, the
    message of Islam is “peace and tolerance” (Stealth Jihad). As numbers
    rise, so do complaints, as well as retaliatory attacks for perceived affronts
    (Defensive Jihad). When Muslims eventually establish a majority, all
    non-Muslims are violently subjugated (Offensive Jihad).

  • Scooter Tramp

    SCREW i-slum!!!!!

  • Martel732

    Not so much to avoid offending muslims,as to avoid offending textbook childishly-hot-headed, RACIST Blacks, with fever-on-the-brain mindsets towards Whites, who insanely itch to riot en masse, at any given moment. Y’know….morons( Mel Brooks’ infamous punchline about White small towners in “Blazing Saddles”. Worked then, it can work to describe Black racist ,Louise FairieCon types ).

  • Matrel732

    Hey, Black Racist TRUE Devils:

    WHAT “Racism”?
    WHAT “Oppression”?
    WHAT “Unfairness”?
    WHAT “Intolerance”?
    WHAT “Man Keepin’ Da Bruhthuhs Down”?
    WHAT……..?