A bi-partisan group of lawmakers including Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer are putting forward NYPD Police Commissioner Ray Kelly's name as a replacement for Janet Napolitano, who recently stepped down as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. The Council on American-Islamic Relations sprang into action, as did its ally, the Interfaith Center of New York.
President Obama is openly considering Kelly for the position and it's easy to see why. The Clinton administration is often credited with a huge decline in crime during its tenure, but the decline in New York City under Kelly is "twice as deep and has lasted twice as long." Kelly writes that the number of shooting incidents has fallen to a two-decade low and the murder rate fell to a 50-year low in 2012 and has amazingly fallen another 29% since then.
The mere mention of Kelly's name raises the temper of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity, and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), another group with a history of pro-Islamist positions (though it did support the overthrow of Egyptian President Morsi). And therefore, CAIR's interfaith friends are also upset.