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If I recall- before 9/11 happened - our country was focused on trying to end the same behavior from Gangs in America.
Our police were pushed away - every time they came near places like Cabrini Green all hell would break loose. There were several attempts to squelch the illegal and dangerous activities but all failed.
Their final option was to simple relocate everyone - and level the buildings. . . but that merely spread the gangs throughout the city - they still carry on their rivalries and gang wars.
If you think that this video pertaining to Muslim-groups is new - think again.
Groups of thugs will always form around any variety of ideology and social-construct . . . against law enforcement, against civility - against the citizens in their local communities.
It's most certainly not some new form of crime - or pertaining to Muslims alone.
So - what happened to the 'war on gangs' that we were waging? You know - the 'War on Drugs' - it just stopped.
9/11 happened and all the efforts taht were focused on dealing with THOSE issues were diverted to other parts of the country and other parts of the world . . . but that doesn't mean that the problem *ended* - it just means that it was given the blind eye and the cold shoulder.