We’re so used to hearing the mainstream media (and President Obama) admonish us for jumping to conclusions whenever there’s a new incident of “workplace violence” (like a beheading), it’s quite something to hear CNN of all sources run with the narrative that Thursday’s hatchet attack on four New York City police officers was inspired by radical Islam.
A law enforcement official has identified the suspect in the attack as Zale H. Thompson. Thompson has a criminal record in California and was discharged from the Navy for misconduct. CNN reports it’s Thompson’s social media posts, though, that have law enforcement concerned about a “lone-wolf” terrorist attack. Also of concern is that fact that Thompson apparently targeted police rather than attack a random civilian.