NY Police: Anti-Semitism is a Form Terror, Must Be Stopped

NY Police: Anti-Semitism is a Form Terror, Must Be Stopped

The NYPD’s Intelligence and Counterterrorism unit is employing the same tactics to prevent violent anti-Semitic attacks that it uses to stop terrorism.

By United with Israel Staff

New York City Police Department (NYPD) Intelligence and Counterterrorism Deputy Commissioner John Miller testified in front of the U.S. Congress’ House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism on Wednesday.

During his congressional testimony, he equated anti-Semitism with global terrorism, explaining, “[W]e go by the same rule-book and the same tactics and the same techniques we used to thwart attacks by ISIS and al-Qaeda and the lone wolves they inspire.”

“We’ve already opened dozens of investigations within [the Racially and Ethnically Motivated Extremism unit] in the short time since it was formed,” Miller said.

The Racially and Ethnically Motivated Extremism unit (REME) is a new NYPD department consisting of 25 officers and analysts. This group is “specifically dedicated to investigating not just hate crimes, but more specifically the actions in the growth among violent hate groups as they spun across the country and across the Internet,” Miller explained.