Overnight in Philadelphia, a police officer was ambushed and shot at point blank range several times by a suspect using a stolen gun who reportedly told authorities he “did it in the name of Islam.”
Authorities are now describing the suspect as an ISIS sympathizer:
— CNN (@CNN) January 8, 2016
Homeland Security Committee Chair says Philadelphia attack was ordered by #ISIS.
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) January 8, 2016
In response, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said the following:
Last night’s shooting had nothing to do with any faith. It was a violent assault by a criminal. I urge all Philadelphians to stand together.
— Jim Kenney (@PhillyMayor) January 8, 2016
Not everybody’s buying into that:
Can't you just say, "don't be the kind of ass who harasses the nice Muslim family that lives down the street"? https://t.co/sNNLJYo9ku
— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) January 8, 2016
Should really delete this. https://t.co/APyS4G0Csb
— JWF (@JammieWF) January 8, 2016
Despite the shooter saying "in the name of Islam". https://t.co/llthEMQeFe
— Tar Heel Troll (@tarheeltroll) January 8, 2016
Didn't the assailant say he did it in the name of Islam? https://t.co/vVL913w58L
— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) January 8, 2016
— I AM HE (@StevenAReese) January 8, 2016
Are you even following the news? https://t.co/uPyULyR43I
— Michael Freeman (@michaelpfreeman) January 8, 2016
— Adam (@GPIA7R) January 8, 2016
— fusca (@JosephFusca) January 8, 2016
— John Burtner كافر (@JohnBurtner) January 8, 2016
@PhillyMayor except for the suspects own words of course.
— Brad Cundiff (@bradcundiff) January 8, 2016
— Barbara B (@Just2spiffy) January 8, 2016
— Tom Crowe (@TomCrowe) January 8, 2016
But if we’re to believe progressive politicians, Americans are just going to have to accept this as the “new normal”:
Okay, cool. So we now have self-professed ISIS sympathizers in the streets of Philly, attacking cops with stolen firearms.
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) January 8, 2016