While President Obama is pushing forward in his war on the 2nd Amendment, real people are suffering real violence at the hands of radical Islamic terrorists right here in America.
Now, once again, a brave American was attacked by a radical fanatic motivated by his warped religious faith.
Christian News Network has the story:
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) — A gunman claiming to have pledged allegiance to Islamic State militants shot and seriously wounded a Philadelphia police officer in an ambush on his patrol car, the city’s police commissioner said on Friday.
Edward Archer of Philadelphia approached Officer Jesse Hartnett, 33, shortly before midnight and fired 11 rounds, three of which hit the officer in his arm, authorities said. Police released still images from surveillance video that showed the gunman dressed in a long white robe walking toward the car and firing, eventually getting close enough to shoot directly through the window.
Hartnett chased Archer, who was arrested by responding officers and later confessed to the attack, saying he had carried it out “in the name of Islam,” police officials told reporters.
“He has confessed to committing this cowardly act in the name of Islam,” Ross told a press conference, adding that the 30-year-old assailant also referenced Islamic State militants.
Philadelphia Police Captain James Clark added, “He said he pledges his allegiance to Islamic State, he follows Allah and that was the reason he was called on to do this.”
Yep. Another Muslim jihadist attack on American soil, this time involving a Philadelphia police officer.
CNS News has more details:
Philadelphia police officer Jesse Hartnett was shot multiple times on Thursday evening by a man who later told police he acted “in the name of Islam” and that “the police defend laws that are contrary to the teaching of the Koran,” Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross, Jr., said at a Friday press conference.
At the press conference, Ross explained the attack and what he said was the attacker’s professed motive.
“The suspect in question is a 30-year-old male from Yeadon, he has a Philadelphia address as well, I believe,” said Ross. “He has confessed to committing this cowardly act in the name of Islam. According to him, he believes that the police defend laws that are contrary to the teachings of the Koran.”
Ross also displayed some photographs of the actual attack.
“You can see the male in question, moving toward Police Officer Hartnett already firing. Second shot: He is literally inside that car. He’s got his arm extended, firing at Officer Hartnett,” said Ross.
“I am absolutely amazed the Officer Hartnett is here today,” said Ross. “This male fired at least 11 shot from a 9 millimeter at close range.”
The reaction from Philadelphia’s new “sanctuary city- loving” mayor – Jim Kenney – was predictable. Breitbart explains:
The Muslim man who said Islam motivated him to shoot a police officer does not represent the teachings of Islam, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney stated in…