Philly mayor: guy who shot cop “in the name of Islam” has “nothing to do with” Islam

posted at 11:31 am on January 9, 2016 by Jazz Shaw

When the news broke about the attempted assassination of a Philadelphia police officer yesterday, Ed covered the story and noted the gun control aspect of it. Philadelphia’s brand new mayor, Jim Kenney, was quick out of the gate to declare that this was a problem because of all the guns out on the streets. You’ll notice that he hasn’t had much more to say on that subject since it turned out that the gun in question had been stolen from a cop’s home and probably traded around among gang members like a baseball card.

Perhaps in an effort to put that embarrassing little incident behind him, the Mayor later came out with a trick worthy of an acrobat, sticking his other foot in his mouth while attempting to explain what had happened. One of the few things everyone could agree on shortly after the shooting was that the Jihadist who nearly killed the officer told the police that he had done it “in the name of Islam” and that he had pledged his allegiance to ISIS. Mayor Kenney, however, was clearly unwilling to take the would-be assassin at his word and decided to insist that Islam had nothing to do with it. (Daily Caller)

The second part is that in no way, in no way, shape or form does anyone in this room believe that Islam or the teaching of Islam has anything to do with what you have see on that screen. That is abhorrent. It’s terrible and it does not represent the religion in any way, shape or form or any of its teachings. And this is a criminal with a stolen gun who tried to kill one of our officers, has nothing to do with being a Muslim or following the Islamic faith. That is abhorrent.

It’s true that there are already stories circulating that the shooter had mental problems and his own mother claimed he’d been hearing voices. So what? You’ve got to be pretty crazy to want to join ISIS in the first place, assuming that “crazy” includes murderous, homicidal monsters. That still does nothing to change the fact that something caught his attention and appealed to him. In this case, it was the call to the faithful to take up arms against the west and decent society. Striking at the police is significant because the would be killer was attempting to terrorize our nation by destroying our law enforcement capabilities.

For the Mayor to immediately pronounce that this has “nothing to do” with Muslims or any related subject is the usual, tone deaf political correctness we’ve come to expect from the hopelessly liberal. It’s not just an abject denial of reality, but yet another symptom of a society which is quickly losing the ability to defend itself and hang on to its identity. It’s suicidal behavior in a social sense and this is clearly what we should continue to expect in too many of our larger cities.

This is a good time to point out that on November 3rd of last year, the city’s residents had a choice between electing yet another Democrat (Kenney), continuing a more than six decade long tradition, or giving a chance to business owner Melissa Murray Bailey, the Republican. Kenney received more than 85% of the vote. There’s more than a little irony in the fact that they were electing somebody to replace a guy named “Nutter.” Good job, Philly. You just keep on doing what you’re doing since things are going so fabulously well.

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elskid -Jan. 8, 2016 at 3:45pm
Stolen from the internet…
It’s like a bad Monty Python sketch:

Jihadist speaking; liberal answering ….

“We did this because our holy texts exhort us to to do it.”
“No you didn’t.”
“Wait, what? Yes we did…”
“No, this has nothing to do with religion. You guys are just using religion as a front for social and geopolitical reasons.”
“WHAT!? Did you even read our official statement? We give explicit Quranic justification. This is jihad, a holy crusade against pagans and disbelievers.”
“No, this is definitely not a Muslim thing. You guys are not true Muslims. You defame a great religion by saying so.”
“Huh!? Who are you to tell us we’re not true Muslims!? Islam is literally at the core of everything we do, and we have implemented the truest most literal and honest interpretation of its founding texts. It is our very reason for being.”
“Nope. We created you. We installed a social and economic system that alienates and disenfranchises you, and that’s why you did this. We’re sorry.”
“What? Why are you apologizing? We just slaughtered you mercilessly in the streets. We targeted unwitting civilians – disenfranchisement doesn’t even enter into it!”
“Listen, it’s our fault. We don’t blame you for lashing out.”
“Seriously, stop taking credit for this! We worked really hard to pull this off, and we’re not going to let you take it away from us.”
“No, we nourished your extremism. We accept the blame.”
“OMG, how many people do we have to kill around here to finally get our message across?”

From the Blaze comments on this news item.

talkingpoints on January 9, 2016 at 3:10 PM

“It’s not just an abject denial of reality, but yet another symptom of a society which is quickly losing the ability to defend itself and hang on to its identity.”

So how many people have to die before the Left, political correctness, and the individual politicians are held accountable…?

Seven Percent Solution on January 9, 2016 at 3:18 PM

If we can save just ONE life by keeping refugees out of America, it’s worth it. Right, Barry?

topperj on January 9, 2016 at 3:26 PM

Obysmal’s best buddy, Erdogan, told Turks (in Cologne in 2011) that “assimilation is a crime against humanity.”
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/429505/erdogan-assimilation-crime-against-humanity-speech-cologne

onlineanalyst on January 9, 2016 at 3:28 PM

Most of us can’t afford to share in the mayors delusions.

antipc on January 9, 2016 at 3:32 PM

Philly mayor: guy who shot cop “in the name of Islam” has “nothing to do with” Islam

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Ignorant and arrogant.

ExpressoBold on January 9, 2016 at 3:34 PM

If it dresses like a duck, acts like a duck, talks like a duck, is arrested in a duck pond, and swears its a duck and has pledged allegiance to a flock of ducks, most people would think it may be a duck. Liberals don’t care what the duck thinks if Big Brother and the sycophant media says four fingers is five fingers and a duck is a chicken then you’re a five-fingered chicken and that is that.

KW64 on January 9, 2016 at 3:37 PM

Kenney, like most Progressives today, appears to consider himself a theologian and Islamic scholar.

AcronisF on January 9, 2016 at 3:54 PM

Islam’s false prophet Mohammed would of approved of this attack and of said this has everything to do with Islam..How about that Mayor? You are defending a rapist, murderer, pedophile, beheader, robber conqueror and many other evil things

sadsushi on January 9, 2016 at 4:01 PM

If screaming Aluh Akbar while shooting a cop has nothing to do with Islam then gun deaths have nothing to do with guns.

IXXINY on January 9, 2016 at 4:04 PM

The Mayor has a point,no one would ever condem All of Christianity because one or two Christians bombed an abortion clinic,right ?

IXXINY on January 9, 2016 at 4:15 PM

Is there any other religion that has an instruction manual for enslaving, raping, and killing those who do not subscribe to your beliefs ? Evil. Just plane evil this “religion” straight out of hell.

lel2007 on January 9, 2016 at 2:05 PM

Sure there are. Lessee…. The Aztecs, Molech, Baal… Tlalocism. Probably the Babylonians and Assyrians of ye olden days. Perhaps the Druids of Celtic lore.

In short, lots of old death cults. Islam is the last one that wasn’t conquered by Christianity. Big miss, that.

I’d probably have to give the “most evil ever” to Islam, in terms of sheer numbers. Followed closely by the Mayan/Aztec systems of religion.
Vanceone on January 9, 2016 at 2:39 PM

To the list of death cults suppressed by Christianity, I would also add the Thuggee cult of India (which was suppressed by the British).

I am not sure where Odinism fits in – I don’t know if its principles required putting non-believers to the sword. I do, however, know that the savage Norsemen of old turned into peaceful Swedes after Christianity became the norm in that region.

You’re welcome. :)

SubmarineDoc on January 9, 2016 at 4:39 PM

Continuing a long tradition of socialist losers in the Mayor’s office in Philly.
Mayor Jim Dumbazz.

Be thankful this latest loser didn’t drop a fire bomb on the shooter’s house.

james23 on January 9, 2016 at 4:40 PM

Catholics have to live now with all our priests being considered pedophiles until proven otherwise so why are Muslims given a pass on the sins of their co-religionists?

inmypajamas on January 9, 2016 at 4:43 PM

If screaming Aluh Akbar while shooting a cop has nothing to do with Islam then gun deaths have nothing to do with guns.

IXXINY on January 9, 2016 at 4:04 PM

So many epic comments on this thread, but this is my favorite…

SubmarineDoc on January 9, 2016 at 4:48 PM

So how many people have to die before the Left, political correctness, and the individual politicians are held accountable…?

Seven Percent Solution on January 9, 2016 at 3:18 PM

To answer your question, the number who have to die is probably all of THEM.

Us conservatives can defend ourselves, however.

SubmarineDoc on January 9, 2016 at 4:55 PM

We need to have a serious national discussion about the strong – and growing – affinity the Democrats/Left have for Islam.

Democrat politicians, appointees and hangers-on have made themselves PR people for Islam spewing propaganda while denigrating Americans who fail to toe the PC Line.

Don’t forget that Islam is as much or more a form of totalitarian/authoritarian government as it is a religion.

The hard, cold truth is that the American and European Left envy the power Islam has over the people it rules – and they want that same kind of power and control for themselves.

DrDeano on January 9, 2016 at 5:09 PM

Wow. The face of total ignorance and denial.

TfromV on January 9, 2016 at 5:29 PM

If we can’t blame an Islamic Terrorist screaming Aluh Akbar
Then we’re left blaming an African-American with a criminal record and a stolen gun,
Pick one demacrats,witch will it be ?

IXXINY on January 9, 2016 at 5:40 PM

Next thing you know republicans will be blaming Islam for screaming
DEATH TO JEWS AND AMERICA.

IXXINY on January 9, 2016 at 5:46 PM

Really too bad the Jihadists don’t just target liberals.

We’d get a Twofer.

GarandFan on January 9, 2016 at 5:56 PM

It’s always sunny there…

2Tru2Tru on January 9, 2016 at 6:02 PM

The Crusades weren’t really Christians.
The assasins of Indira Gandhi weren’t really Sikhs.
ISIS aren’t really Muslims.

etc, etc.

V-rod on January 9, 2016 at 6:08 PM

I wonder if this gentle giant profiled the white cops for assassination

IXXINY on January 9, 2016 at 6:09 PM

If the cop shot the thug you better believe the headlines would read
Police Officer shoots MUSLUM BLACK MALE.

IXXINY on January 9, 2016 at 6:15 PM

Right. And when a woman says NO, she means YES.

Armyspouse on January 9, 2016 at 6:24 PM

I live in Philly. We suck.

electricfunksandwich on January 9, 2016 at 7:04 PM

Sorry for using improper language in the previous post. Let me try again –> we suffer from maximum suckage. That’s better.

electricfunksandwich on January 9, 2016 at 7:05 PM

The mayor has nothing to do with mayoring.

Bertram Cabot Jr. on January 9, 2016 at 11:37 AM

Apparently he has nothing to do with sanity either.

earlgrey on January 9, 2016 at 8:03 PM

If the cop shot the thug you better believe the headlines would read
Police Officer shoots MUSLUM BLACK MALE.

IXXINY on January 9, 2016 at 6:15 PM

That may be coming because the cop did shoot him. He got out of his car and fired several shots, after being critically wounded himself, and managed to actually hit the creep at least once. Now that’s what I call gun control.

Oldnuke on January 9, 2016 at 8:35 PM

The shooting had nothing to do with guns, either. Or with crime. In fact, the whole incident took place in a vacuum and was an isolated one with no semblance to any incident that ever happened in the history of the world.

HiJack on January 9, 2016 at 8:57 PM

Pick one demacrats,witch will it be ?

IXXINY on January 9, 2016 at 5:40 PM

I pick the one from the West. The one from the East got killed by a house.

HiJack on January 9, 2016 at 8:59 PM

The jackels are at the door and Helen Keller and Stevie Wonder are running the show around here….

TED CRUZ 2016

Realdemocrat1 on January 9, 2016 at 9:14 PM

One should listen to Judge Jeanne on Fox. She even asked why Obama has not spoken out on this incident. Obama didn’t speak out on the beheading in Oklahoma either.

garydt on January 9, 2016 at 11:39 PM

Liberalism is a death cult, their own and everybody elses.

307wolverine on January 10, 2016 at 12:09 AM

It’s not hard to understand. Democrats represent themselves, not the interests of the American public.

grumpyank on January 10, 2016 at 5:37 AM

This moron makes just about as much sense as the rest of those idiotic liberals.

rplat on January 10, 2016 at 7:45 AM

A large percentage of Americans, especially in the cities, agree with the mayors of Philly, New York, Chicago, etc.

These guys say insane things… and the people who elect them either agree, or they’re watching the Kardashians and don’t know / don’t care.

The mayor of Philly kisses up to liberals and Muslims who have a soft spot for ISIS because he’s representing his voters. To them, GWB, the police and the GOP are the real enemy.

I would imagine Philly’s mayor will see his poll numbers go up as a result of ‘having the guy’s back of the guy who tried to kill the cop. These people think the police brought it on themselves… the US created ISIS because it treated poor Muslims so badly, yada yada yada.

In the big cities, being anti-American, anti-police, etc. … is good politics.

gwgm on January 10, 2016 at 9:50 AM

Liberals are the stupidest people on the planet.

justltl on January 10, 2016 at 10:32 AM

I would be embarrassed. Shining example that show that most of America’s large cities are run by idealistic incompetents!

Krupnikas on January 10, 2016 at 10:42 AM

If an Amish male had attacked the officer, yelling “back to horse and buggies!”, or a fundamentalist Christian was the perpetrator because “God hates heretics” or some such: you’d hear a different tune.
You wouldn’t hear this lunatic apologist Mayor excusing or whitewashing the event, saying “these acts aren’t what Jesus taught and have nothing to do with religion “: because to these two admittedly absurd examples, it IS about religion.
And so too the actual example.
I really wonder if these [email protected] dems even comprehend violent religious fundamentalism. If a guy runs at you with a gun yelling Allahu Akbar: it’s Islamic violence. Period.

orangemtl on January 10, 2016 at 10:45 AM

Philly mayor: guy who shot cop “in the name of Islam” has “nothing to do with” Islam

Meaning, even though you are tracking dog sh!t all over the house, it doesn’t mean you actually stepped in it.

Voodoo Chile on January 10, 2016 at 1:03 PM

I would be embarrassed. Shining example that show that most of America’s large cities are run by idealistic incompetents!

I am not sure they are idealistic so much as self-serving panderers who will kowtow to any one who will give them a buck and a vote, though there is no argument with incompetent.

F X Muldoon on January 10, 2016 at 1:58 PM

Yep, these Presbyterian terrorists are certainly tricky. Everyone knows that they are hiding under Muslim’s jabba so it is easy to blame Muslims. /s
Our elites are clueless and that isn’t sarcasm.

amr on January 10, 2016 at 4:32 PM

Isn’t it just amazing that the United States is blessed with politicians that can not only do a splendid job running our big cities, like Chicago, Detroit and Baltimore but, in addition, they are world-class theologians! How do we find such people?

Fred 2 on January 10, 2016 at 5:30 PM

Philadelphia hasn’t had a ‘real’ mayor since Frank Rizzo.
Yea, I’m old and I remember.

Missilengr on January 10, 2016 at 5:46 PM

After seeing the video, that was one tough cop. Taking three hits and many muzzle flashes he exits the cruiser and pursues his attacker. He just earned his CIB, no question.

Missilengr on January 10, 2016 at 5:49 PM

Progressive apologism at its worst… the arrogance of the mayor to try and tell us sheep that the individual shouting Allah Ahkbar and telling the police himself, that he did this in the name of Islam.
Didnt really do this in the name of Islam, and we should be ashamed to even think he did is absolute insanity.
That news conference should have been broadcast in black and white with a Rod Serling voice over.

Koa on January 10, 2016 at 6:52 PM

In other news, lemons have nothing to do with lemonade.

Fortyback on January 10, 2016 at 8:58 PM

It was doubly arrogant of this dishonest, lying, pandering mayor to claim up front that his was the opinion of all in that room – they all worked for him and couldn’t object.

If you want more like him and more Muslim immigrants and more Muslim “refugees” to come here be sure to vote democrat.

Chessplayer on January 11, 2016 at 8:04 AM

Muck Fohammed.

http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/pages/jesus-muhammad.htm

“I will cast terror into the hearts of those who
disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads
and strike off every fingertip of them.”
“Allah” (Qur’an 8:12)

“Fight everyone in the way of Allah and
kill those who disbelieve in Allah.”
Muhammad (Ibn Ishaq 992)


“Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.”
Jesus (Matthew 5:14)

Nutstuyu on January 11, 2016 at 12:33 PM

Joe Walsh [email protected] 24m24 minutes ago
ISIS locks Christians in caskets, burns them alive.

What’s beyond evil? http://m.christianpost.com/news/isis-burns-christians-alive-locked-caskets-escaped-iraqi-soldier-islamic-state-prisoner-revels-154281/?m=1

Nutstuyu on January 11, 2016 at 12:36 PM

10 day waiting period for a gun is ridiculous
When ever I need a gun I just go to my local
Police Station and borrow one.

IXXINY on January 11, 2016 at 1:15 PM

So the mayor is an islamic scholar? The people at al-Azhar University would beg to differ.

Ward Cleaver on January 11, 2016 at 2:06 PM

“What a Maroon!”

Another Drew on January 11, 2016 at 2:16 PM

When it comes to liberal politicians like this, do “Stupid Lives Matter” ?

Krupnikas on January 11, 2016 at 3:23 PM

Philly mayor: guy who shot cop “in the name of Islam” has “nothing to do with” Islam

Dope.

How people can stand to live within 100 miles of these Dem-run cities is way beyond my feeble comprehension.

Good gravy.

There’s more than a little irony in the fact that they were electing somebody to replace a guy named “Nutter.” Good job, Philly. You just keep on doing what you’re doing since things are going so fabulously well.

Heh…well said, well said.

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 11, 2016 at 5:51 PM

Where is Frank Rizzo when we need him?

unsmiley on January 12, 2016 at 12:05 AM

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