Robert Jackson, a City Councilmember from Harlem and the only Muslim in the body, defended police commissioner Ray Kelly today against charges that he should resign.
“There is a press conference right now on the steps of City Hall calling for the resignation of Ray Kelly,” Mr. Jackson said. “I am not at the press conference.”
Critics are calling for Mr. Kelly to resign after it was revealed that the NYPD screened repeatedly a movie called “The Third Jihad” that depicts Muslims as violent extremists. At first, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said that the video was screened just a few times and that Mr. Kelly did not participate in the making of the film. Both accounts turned out to be false. Read More