The Philadelphia police commissioner said Friday that a man who tried to execute a Philadelphia police officer last night has sworn allegiance to ISIS. The officer was ambushed in his car while it was moving. The attack was unprovoked and the suspect started shooting while he was across the street.
The suspect said he follows Allah and the police are executing the laws contrary to the Koran. Some reporters have said he yelled Allahu Akbar though the police commissioner has not confirmed that.
The Chief was astonished that the officer, Jessie Hartnett, who is 33 years old and has five years on the force, escaped death. He had his arm pinned by the terrorist while he was sitting in the car. The officer courageously exited his vehicle while wounded and pursued the terrorist.
The suspect, who has a criminal record, told police investigators that he has sworn allegiance to ISIS.
This man came from out of nowhere and started firing – 13 times. The officer returned fire despite being shot three times and losing a great deal of blood. Officer Hartnett hit the suspect three times. They are both okay though the officer will need multiple surgeries on his left arm where he was shot. Responding officers later captured the perpetrator.
This is the 911 call made by the officer.
Video of the attack:
The absolutely ridiculous Mayor Kenney said it had nothing to do with Islam and put it in the context of the national gun control debate.
“There are just too many guns on the streets,” he said, “and I think our national government needs to do something about that.”
The firearm used the in the attack was a stolen police gun, Ross said Friday afternoon. It had beens token from an officer’s home in 2013.
“Islam has nothing to do with what happened,” Kenney insisted at the same press conference. “This is a criminal with a stolen gun.”
The so-called criminal appears to be dressed in Muslim garb.
This tweet says it all.
— Jennifer Launer (@JenniferLauner) January 8, 2016
Meanwhile, two of Obama’s refugees have been arrested on terrorism charges.
As Barack Obama was telling participants in his town hall Thursday that background checks work in stemming gun violence, they were glaringly not working in California and Texas.
Two REFUGEES were just arrested as terrorists while Obama was trying to divert attention to background checks.
Two men born in Iraq who came to the U.S. as refugees were set to appear in court Friday on terror-related charges in California and Texas, as investigators say one of the men wrote that he wanted to travel to Syria because he was “eager to see blood,” Fox News reported.
Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab, 23, of Sacramento, Calif., is accused of traveling to Syria to fight alongside terrorist organizations and lying to government investigators about it.
At the same time in Houston, federal authorities announced the arrest of Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, 24, on charges of attempting to provide material support to ISIS, procurement of citizenship or naturalization unlawfully and making false statements to investigators. He was the 80th person charged under Federal law in an ISIS-related case since April 2013, and the first in 2016.
In addition to writing that he was “eager to see blood,” Al-Jayab also claimed that he wanted to learn “long range shooting,” and that “God has facilitated” his travels, court documents show.
These are men who passed Barack Obama’s screening process – his background checks. At the same time these men were charged, Obama was holding a town hall on gun control – not terrorism – gun control. Gun violence in the US is down dramatically as Taya Kyle told Obama during the town hall but terrorism is becoming an increasing threat.
So what does he do? He focuses on incrementally disarming Americans and bringing in thousands of unvetted refugees.