What a day to announce that the NYPD is retreating from its so-called Muslim surveillance — on the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing.

It turned out that the Boston terrorists still had six bombs with them and were headed for New York. They fled first to Cambridge, where they killed an MIT police officer and hijacked a car. They were halted by the local police in Watertown. But what might have happened had they reached our city? Would we know how to find them? And where would we look?

The killers, two brothers who'd been radicalized in the Muslim community in the Boston area, might have tried to blend in here with law-abiding members of our Muslim community.

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