So this happened.
At 11:40 p.m. last night in Philadelphia, a man named Edward Archer attempted to execute a Philadelphia police officer while he sat in his squad car. Wearing what investigators described as “Mulsim garb,” the 30-year-old ambushed Officer Jessie Hartnett, firing 13 rounds into his cruiser and hitting Officer Hartnett several times. Police managed to arrest the suspect shortly after the attack. According to police, after his arrest, Archer stated that he carried out his ambush “in the name of Islam.”
Totally predictable, right? Muslims are all told to kill for their religion, and they prefer easy, high-profile targets.
Here’s the funny (not funny “ha ha,” but sad funny) part. Brand new, wet-behind-the-ears Mayor Jim Kenney, liberal Democrat, immediately got in front of cameras to weigh in on the incident. Did he condemn Islam or jihadi violence? Nope … he blamed the gun:
“There are just too many guns on the streets and I think our national government needs to do something about that.”
Then he went on to emphasize that the attack was in no way related to “being a Muslim or the Islamic faith.”
Let that sink in for just a minute. Edward Archer specifically told police that his attack was “in the name of Islam.” He put on a shalwar kameez to make sure to get his point across. Is the mayor claiming to know more about how Muslims believe and think than actual, you know, Muslims?
If that weren’t enough, there’s more. Apparently, there are “too many guns on the streets” because the cops can’t keep track of their own firearms. According to Police Commissioner Richard Ross, the gun used by Archer in the attack had been stolen from Philadelphia Police back in 2013.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery for Officer Hartnett. And fingers crossed for Mayor Kenney to someday, somehow, somewhere, get a clue. I initially thought it might be a good idea if we offered to draw the mayor a picture, but of course, the drawing of pictures is forbidden in Islam. We wouldn’t want to prompt another attack.
You just can’t make this stuff up.