Offending Muslims is essentially a crime in NYC, via Renaming street for slain Officer Phillip Cardillo could ‘open old wounds’ – NY Daily News.
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.
Before the issue was shelved, board members voiced concerns that the street renaming would displease local Muslims and “open old wounds.”
Yet ignoring and offending 9/11 victims and survivors is standard protocol, via Muslim 9/11 First Responder Gets New York City Street Named After Him
The New York Daily News reported Monday that “a police cadet who died helping World Trade Center victims on 9/11 was honored Monday at a Queens street renaming — 13 years after being accused of involvement in the attacks. Residents and elected officials came together to formally rename 204th St. at 35th Ave. ‘Salman Hamdani Way’ after Mohammed Salman Hamdani, the son of Muslim immigrants from Pakistan who lived a block from the Bayside street.”