I'm glad to see some push-back from Muslims and othersin support of the New York City Police Department's surveillance tactics that seek to prevent terrorist attacks. The NYPD is doing exactly what the FBI and Justice Department should be doing -- instead of conducting sting operations which may have railroaded "a significant number of Muslims who were in fact innocent of any crime," including two in Albany at a trial I covered.
Those two, Yassin Aref and Mohammed Hossain, are currently serving 15-year sentences in federal prison. The U.S. District Court said it wasn't entrapment, but that's sure what it looked like to me and most of the other reporters who were therein 2006. Aref and Hossain ought to be released immediately in the interest of justice. And the feds should emulate the NYPD in trying to prevent actual terrorism, instead of inventing plots into which they try to lure innocent people.