Despite Muslim Concern, NYC Joins Anti-Terror Program

NEW YORK (AP) -

New York City is joining a Justice Department program aimed at halting terrorist recruitment in U.S. cities, despite concerns by Muslim groups it could discriminate against them.

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his intention to join the Strong Cities Network in a speech last Tuesday. He stressed that the program would treat Muslims fairly. The network is a coalition of cities to share information and training guides.