Friday, January 8, 2016
Philadelphia Cop Shot "In the Name of Islam"
I remember a speaking appearance a few years ago by radical Oakland Imam Amir Abdel Malik Ali at UC Irvine when he talked about his own conversion to Islam. He mentioned that Philadelphia, where he grew up, was the most important center of (African-American) Islam in the US. ( I am paraphrasing. I don't recall his exact words.)
Now a cop in Philadelphia has been ambushed and shot by a Muslim named Edward Archer, who said he was acting "in the name of Islam".
We will have to wait and see how the investigation plays out in terms of any possible connections between Archer and others. In the meantime, my prayers are with the police officer who was wounded.
Update: Of course, the mayor of Philadelphia assured the public that Archer's foul deed had nothing to do with Islam.
"Thanks for the confession, but you need to think of another one."