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Mr. Ali is among the first 30 members of the all-volunteer Muslim Community Patrol & Services that is preparing to operate in neighborhoods in Brooklyn, with a goal of growing its fleet of two cars to five by the end of the month and eventually expanding citywide. The group recently held a training led by off-duty officers from the Police Department’s 72nd Precinct.
“It’s like a neighborhood watch but on steroids,” said Noor Rabah, the group’s 31-year-old vice president who lives in Sunset Park.
The article goes on to state the following:
As word of the new patrol has begun to spread, the backlash has been swift, even among some members of the Muslim community who have criticized the lack of information, and even questioned the need for the patrol.
Like the Shomrim that patrols largely Hasidic neighborhoods in Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Asian Safety Patrol that operates mainly in Sunset Park, the new group — believed to be the first of its kind in the country — hopes to function as extra sets of eyes and ears for the police.
Seeking security, a group of Muslims have formed a civilian patrol in Brooklyn https://t.co/b5edfq65gm
— NYT Metro (@NYTMetro) February 3, 2019
The Muslim Community Patrol sees itself as a neighborhood watch. But there was alarm after its patrol cars were spotted in Brooklyn without warning or explanation. https://t.co/LOkQbGqWiM
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 3, 2019
Nothing to see here folks. Just the Muslim Community Patrol of Brooklyn.
In cars looking remarkably similar to the NYPD. And blue ‘police style’ uniforms.
Just religious patrols masquerading as police. Nothing to see. Please move along. pic.twitter.com/b28GrKKyui
— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) February 3, 2019
Not at all comfortable with this. ‘Muslim Community Patrol’ in NYC, driving cars that look identical to NYPD RMPs.
This looks a lot like Sharia Police. In Brooklyn. pic.twitter.com/U5RNy5clc8
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) February 4, 2019
DISTURBING NEWS: People are seeing what looks like an NYPD police car painted nearly identical to those used by the NYPD, right down to the insignia. But this is not a police car.
Muslim Community Patrol Car Spotted in New York City – OpsLens https://t.co/F6Tvs8HKT0
— Code of Vets (@codeofvets) January 20, 2019
— Chuck Woolery (@chuckwoolery) January 4, 2019
The white Ford Taurus bears insignia nearly identical to those of an NYPD patrol car — with blue horizontal stripes down the sides, a shield on the front driver’s side door and the words “Muslim Community Patrol” … https://t.co/jfn1uT1rvT
— Flint Bedrock (@flintbedrock) December 30, 2018
“Muslim Community Patrol” (On patrol with ICOM radios scanners programmed into fed channels and point to point.) ” A Law unto themselves? We Allow THIS? pic.twitter.com/HxsUWAkXnF
— Wil (@Bloggasaurus) December 24, 2018
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