Jihad Terror in NYC: Muslim Attacks NYPD Cops with AX, One Cop Struck in the Head, Suspect Shot Dead

ByPamela Geller on October 23, 2014
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Photo: Hatchet-wielding man shot and killed

Police officers shot and killed a hatchet-wielding man on Thursday on a Queens street after he struck one of the officers in the head with the blade, the police said.


They are not releasing the dead assailant’s name — we know what that means. Scrub a dub dub. They probably want to take down his Facebook page before we can screenshot like  we did with the Facebook page of the Oklahoma beheader, the Canadian vehicular jihadist and ….

His Facebook page is filled with “extremist” views. “Arabic handwriting” ….

Mayor de Blasio was way too busy condemning our anti-jihad ads to deal with Muslim ax attacks on the NYPD.

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Thursday evening the New York Police Department issued a patrol bulletin alerting officers to be in a state of heightened awareness after Wednesday’s murder of a Canadian soldier and shootout at the Parliament complex in Ottawa. The bulletin warns of potential attacks on uniformed officers.

Police from the Intelligence Division are checking the suspect’s hard drives for any cyber activity. There is nothing at this time connecting him to any radical group and the police are still determining the identity of the suspect, officials said.

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NYPD Cop Attacked With Hatchet, Suspect Shot Dead,” NBC News, October 23, 2014

A rookie police officer was struck in the head by a man wielding a hatchet in the New York City borough of Queens Thursday, in an assault that has police checking for any ties to terror organizations or whether the attack could have been inspired by Wednesday’s lone-wolf attack in Canada.

Police opened fire, killing the 32-year-old suspect and wounding a woman who was nearby, according to officials. The officer, 25, survived the attack. A second police officer, 24, was struck with the hatchet in the arm and is also being treated. The name of the suspect was not immediately released.

The 2 p.m. apparently unprovoked attack occurred as four police officers were posing for a passing photographer when the suspect charged the group, swinging a hatchet with a four-and-a-half-inch blade, officials said. He struck one officer in the arm and another in the head before two officers drew their weapons and opened fire as he swung the hatchet a third time, officials said.

“No known motive for this attack has been established,” Police Commissioner William Bratton told reporters.

The officer struck in the head suffered a fractured skull and was in surgery Thursday evening. As police investigated the scene they discovered a woman a half-block away had been shot in the lower back. She was operated on and is in stable condition.

Thursday evening the New York Police Department issued a patrol bulletin alerting officers to be in a state of heightened awareness after Wednesday’s murder of a Canadian soldier and shootout at the Parliament complex in Ottawa. The bulletin warns of potential attacks on uniformed officers.

Police from the Intelligence Division are checking the suspect’s hard drives for any cyber activity. There is nothing at this time connecting him to any radical group and the police are still determining the identity of the suspect, officials said.

FYI: FBI and DHS issued a bulletin warning law enforcement of jihad attacks:

The document dated October, 2014 was issued by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. It is titled, “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and Its Supporters Encouraging Attacks Against Law Enforcement and Government Personnel” and is marked as unclassified and for official use only.

“While we have no information indicating any ongoing plotting within the Homeland, FBI and DHS would like to ensure law enforcement and government personnel are aware that ISIL and its supporters continue to issue threats online,” the bulletin states.

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The FBI and DHS believe online threats in reaction to U.S. airstrikes in Syria and Iraq may “motivate homegrown violent extremists (HVWs) to conduct Homeland attacks, particularly against law enforcement personnel.”

The bulletin notes an online message attributed to Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, said to be the IS spokesman. In the post, a translation from an audio message, al-Adnani calls for “lone wolf” attacks in the West against “soldiers, patrons, and troops… their police, security, and intelligence members.

Additionally, the bulletin cites a September post from an alleged ISIS member who advocated an “open source jihad” by lone wolf terrorists targeting “military, law enforcement, FBI personnel, government officials, and media figures.”

The bulletin also mentions an alleged terrorist plot foiled in Britain, the attack in Australia on law enforcement by an individual supposedly linked to ISIS, and a plot to behead civilians, also in Australia.

The unclassified document lists “observable behavior that may indicate radicalization and mobilization by HVEs,” including sharing “media glorification of violent extremist acts,” linking to militant Islamic websites, participation in internet forums where radical Islamic material is posted, and acquisition of weapons and other substances, including hydrogen peroxide, acetone, gasoline, propane, or fertilizer.

The bulletin also characterizes weapons purchases by “individuals providing inconsistent and suspect identification” as probable terrorist behavior.

The FBI and DHS bulletin was leaked to Breitbart Texas on the heels of the attack in Ottawa that killed a Canadian soldier at a national military monument. The alleged perpetrator, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, was identified by Canadian officialdom as an Islamic convert. A Twitter account said to be attributed to ISIS posted a photo of Bibeau holding a small caliber or toy gun soon after the attack.

Less than 24 hours after the attack, the Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, promised to give more powers to surveillance and security agencies.

“They need to be much strengthened, and I assure you, Mr. Speaker, that work which is already under way will be expedited,” Harper said.

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