Philly mayor under fire for covering for Islam after jihad shooting of cop

ByPamela Geller on January 14, 2016

“The great majority of Philadelphia-area Muslims have condemned the attack on the officer and can’t find a single place in the Koran that justifies it…”

What about “kill them wherever you find them” (Quran 2:191, 4:89, and 9:5)? What about “strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah” (Quran 8:60)?

But I commend Sam Newhouse for including my remarks without the usual nasty editorializing that accompanies quotes from me in mainstream media outlets.

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“Kenney under fire from conservatives after Islam comments,” by Sam Newhouse,, January 12, 2016:

In his first week in office, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney dealt with every mayor’s worst nightmare — a cop being shot.

In his second week, Kenney has become a national punching bag — at least, in conservative media outlets — for his widely reported comments that the actions of shooter Edward Archer, who said he was inspired by ISIS to attempt to kill officer Jesse Hartnett, had nothing to do with Islam.

“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’ve seen on the screen,” Kenney told media at a press conference Friday. “It is terrible and it does not represent the religion or any of its teachings. This is a criminal with a stolen gun who tried to kill one of our officers.”

But Police Commissioner Richard Ross had apparently contradicted those statements moments earlier when he said Archer told police he attacked Hartnett out of loyalty to ISIS and because police officers were violating the laws of Islam. Police and the FBI continue to investigate an unverified tip that Archer was a member of a group with three other members who still pose a risk to police.

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio pounced on Kenney’s comments at a campaign stop Saturday, calling him “delusional” and bashing Democrats in general for avoiding using the phrase “radical Islamic terrorist.”

“The mayor of Philadelphia — who I know nothing about other than the fact that he’s delusional — said this has nothing to do with ISIS or Islam; this is because there are too many guns in the street,” Rubio said, according to CNN.

Kenney responded to Rubio in a statement, “I stand by what I said: this criminal is not representative of Islam. Period. I think candidates for office, particularly for president, should not demonize an entire group of Americans because of the actions of violent criminals with deranged views of Islam. … Show some class and dignity when you are running for the highest office in the land.”

Kenney’s spokeswoman Lauren Hitt indicated via email that Kenney is done defending his comments.

“We haven’t released any ‘clarifying’ statements because what the mayor said doesn’t need to be clarified,” Hitt wrote.

“The acts of this criminal, regardless of whether or not the FBI finds that he was connected to a larger terrorist group, have nothing to do with Islam. There is nothing in the Quran that promotes terrorism or violent acts of this nature. This deplorable excuse for a human being and any others who invoke Allah to explain their violent actions have a deranged, inaccurate understanding of Islam,” she continued.

“It was Mayor Kenney’s most basic responsibility to stand up at Friday’s press conference and both praise the extremely heroic actions of this offer and also remind all Philadelphians that, regardless of what this criminal said, he is not representative of Islam. We cannot scapegoat the 25 percent of Philadelphians who practice Islam because of this criminal’s horrific actions and even more disgusting explanation of why he did it. They are our neighbors.”

But in the meantime, more and more conservative pundits are lining up to take swings at Kenney, and show no signs of slowing down.

He was bashed by conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, who called him a “Looney Tune mayor” and an “idiot.” His words are also the subject of a critical Wall Street Journal column published Tuesday.

“The mayor’s comments, so bizarre in their determined denial of the deluge of facts delivered by top police officials standing next to him, were, nonetheless, familiar enough,” columnist Dorothy Rabinowitz wrote. “Americans have learned to expect, after every Islamist terror attack, lectures instructing them that such assaults should in no way be connected to Islamic faith of any kind.”

Kenney’s comments seem to have touched a nerve — particularly with right-leaning media, where a common theme is the alleged concealment by liberal leaders and mainstream media of crimes committed by Muslims.

Pamela Geller, president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative and leader of Stop Islamization of America, said of Kenney’s argument that the Muslim faith and the actions of Archer were separate, “That distinction is not possible. If Islamic texts and teachings inspired him, how could Islam not be responsible?”

“Kenney, like virtually every other public official these days, seems to think it’s his duty to cover for Islam and make sure no one thinks ill of it, no matter how high the stack of bodies of jihad victims gets,” Geller said via email. “Kenney may not be stopping police from releasing details related to Islam about the case, but he is seriously derelict in his duty in not investigating what is being taught at Archer’s mosque, and closing it down if it is found to be encouraging violence and sedition.”

The attacks have become sufficiently widespread that they drew a defense Tuesday morning from City Council President Darrell Clarke, who denounced the criticism as “hateful comments.”

“As good neighbors and citizens, Philadelphia’s Muslim leaders were quick to condemn the violent assault on Officer Hartnett,” Clarke said in a statement. “Mayor Kenney’s call for tolerance following last week’s hateful act is perfectly appropriate.”

He continued, “If Edward Archer’s claims are true, he would join a growing line of hateful outliers who seek to justify their violent acts through a perverted interpretation of Islam. While law enforcement officials continue to investigate this incident, we should act responsibly and refrain from jumping to conclusions, and instead direct our energy toward wishing Officer Jesse Hartnett a speedy and complete recovery.”

In an editorial, the South Jersey Times took the middle ground — defending Kenney’s comments, but criticizing him for dismissing Archer’s own declarations of ties to Islam.

“It’s one thing — and the right thing — for Kenney to say that the great majority of Philadelphia-area Muslims have condemned the attack on the officer and can’t find a single place in the Koran that justifies it,” the editorial said.

“But to classify the incident as a lone-wolf act of a street criminal marginalizes the real possibility that a loose confederation of ISIS followers are actively trying to kill city cops. However small the group is, and however warped its interpretation of the Muslim faith might be, violent acts in the name of those warped values are, indeed, terrorism.”

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  • murraydad

    I’d love to see one democrat ever, defend law abiding gun owners the same way. We don’t like to be painted with a broad brush after some lone wolf criminal, who is not representative of the rest of us, does a horrible crime. I couldn’t help but substitute “gun owners” for Islam in his statements.

    Of course if he said it about gun owners, it would be true. Saying it about Islam is the height of irony.

    • blazer91

      He’s just another “useful idiot” destroying Western Civilization.
      Islam is a cancer that needs to be nuked.

  • traci94

    These public officials always proclaim so confidently that these actions have “nothing to do with Islam.” How do they know?? Have they actually taken the time to read the Qu’ran? Obviously not. Don’t they ever wonder how this one particular religion is constantly misunderstood and how jihadists always come up with some “warped interpretation of Islam?” The denial of reality is just unreal.

    • twoandtwoisfive

      Start comparing Radical Islam with Orthodox Islam.

      Let’s start comparing item for item.

      Real world comparing.

      Orthodox Saudi Arabia and several other Orthodox Islamic
      countries follow Orthodox Islamic Doctrine and have national law that may put
      to death the apostates. The Radical
      Islamic may put to death the apostates.

      Orthodox Saudi Arabia and several other Orthodox Islamic
      countries follow Orthodox Islamic Doctrine and have national law that may put
      to death those that blaspheme or criticize Islam. The Radical Islamic may put to death those
      that blaspheme or criticize Islam.

      Orthodox Saudi Arabia and several other Orthodox Islamic
      countries follow Orthodox Islamic Doctrine and have special social rules and
      clothing rules for women in public. The
      Radical Islamic have special social rules and clothing rules for women in

      After watching for a few decades, world news from many
      sources, and spot reading occasionally the Quran, Sharia Law and the traditions
      of the Islamic prophet, I have not seen a real difference between Orthodox
      Islam and Radical Islam except one is more openly and publicly willing to kill
      and beat and enslave.

      There are those who try and claim a difference. I would like to see them start itemize real
      world thousand year old Orthodox Islamic Doctrine to Radical Islamic Doctrine. Doctrine for Doctrine and not empty air talk
      for not empty air talk.

      • No Quarter

        there is only one islam. Submit or die! That’s it! End of discussion, submit or die. What ever they say, the end game for all is, you guessed it, submit or die. Submit or die, coming to a city/town near you, oh wait, CRAP, it’s already here! Submit or die.

  • MattBracken

    Here is the comment I posted on the Metro thread. There was only one other comment there.

    Liberals are so delusional about Islam, they are so brainwashed that they continue to make excuses after every jihad murder and massacre committed by Muslims who are screaming “Allahu Akbar!”

    Liberals are like insane parents and teachers who would place cobras into a kindergarten out of some perverted sense of multicultural “fairness to all species”, and then after each child is bitten, make a fresh excuse for the cobras.

    “There is nothing in a cobra’s makeup that would make them bite a human child! This is unlike every cobra we have studied. No, we will not remove the cobras from the kindergarten. The human children will just have to learn to coexist with their new cobra friends.”

    • Mahou Shoujo

      Look at the monkeys, would you trust the admiration of an out door toilet to the likes of that?

    • Christine

      Well said. Hope it was widely read.

  • Fred Sawyer

    Looks like this mayor is headed for the unemployment line upon completion of his term. He better practice asking, “would you like fries with that.”


      Don’t be so sure. Incompetence is no barrier for re-election. See the current occupant of the White House.

      • Fred Sawyer

        Unfortunately I have to agree with you. Let’s hope the majority of the citizens of Philadelphia are at least competent enough to vote the clown out. I can say the same thing about NYC.

        The police unions in Philly better be running ads about this clown.

        I’m counting down the days to January 20, 2017. The end of US history’s hugest error.

        • El Cid

          NY City elected DeBlasio. ????

          • Fred Sawyer

            Unfortunately the people of NYC did. Hopefully the end of that error will be January 1, 2018.

            I don’t think theres a Rudy Giuliani to bail out NY from this version of Dinkins

          • joe1429

            No were done… goin to go back in time… way back..,lol

          • Rua Richard Cranium

            Yeah, its called ny values
            allahu fubar

        • Anonymous

          As per the article, 25% of Philadelphians practice islam, that’s one 25% voting bloc that Kenny has neatly tied up with this open show of support. Factor in the democrat vote, the minority vote, the ‘anti-racists’, the fence sitters and this guy is a shoe in.

          • Fred Sawyer

            Wonder how it will be before property values tank there completely.

          • RetiredNavyphotog

            Philly – the new Detroit.

          • Fred Sawyer

            Philly, Baltimore, and Camden, NJ.

            Anyone want a wager on which city has more murders at the end of the calendar year?

          • Nancy

            All I can say is…..They advance just this by city.
            We have sold our soul to the devil…..Prayer is what we need.

          • biilyjoe

            They already have long ago– that’s why they put Wolf (in sheep’s clothing) in Harrisburg . Mayor Rizzo was the last mayor (another great member of World War II’s Greatest Generation gone to Our Lord)– who tried to contain the waste and halt the crime—and that was back in the 1970’s. Every mayor since then has basically been a devil worshiper trying to steal money from the taxpayers in the rest of the state to pretend to “balance” Phila’s budget and squander more money per student than many suburbs have (if you count what the federal government forks over to them to get their vote) in its failing, dangerous crime-infested school system.

          • Ben Hur

            The mayor should have done the math. He’ll have 75% of the vote if he stands up.

          • Radegunda

            I’m afraid you’re probably wrong about the 75%. Look at how many non-Muslims reflexively get up to say “Nothing to do with Islam! How dare you discriminate against Muslims!” after every Islamic terror attack or planned attack.

            Islamo-realists face a lot of hostility from people who preeningly wear the “I’m more tolerant than you” badge, or who simply do not understand the deep evil of Islam.

          • No Quarter

            Radegunda, Many people do the “how dare you because they have no connection or observation of this population in Philadelphia. They also would never get a Koran and read it. They should. They will change but not before the evil is in their faces. Thankfully the news and papers hear latched on to this story and called a spade a spade. islam = submit or die!

          • Ben Hur

            True. Just wishful thinking on my part. Although look at what Geert Wilders has achieved. All of a sudden he has over 40 percent of the nations support even though he has been labeled a right wing hater! With all the Muslim problems escalating around the world it might just escalate into ‘votes’! Who knows. The mayor might have found himself the new hero. Now we will never know.

          • joe1429

            I think he is giving obama some good luvin when michele is not home, lol

          • Shafiq Islam

            Yes, and this proves that once the Muslim minority reaches a critical size in a city, state or nation, it can exert tremendous political control. They don’t need a majority.

          • Christine


          • Radegunda

            25% is far, far beyond the point where Muslims call the shots. No wonder he’s so intent on appeasing Islam.

          • Merchantseamen

            Now would be the time to see who that Mayor surrounds himself with. Just like odummy in the White House . I understand he has surrounded himself with more than V. Jarrett.

          • canto28

            Becomes obvious why it’s crucial to severely limit Muslim immigration.

          • No Quarter

            How sadly true that is. And the pressure from the muzzies for special treatment and money will be slowly tightened around the fools neck until he gives, gives, gives. islam = submit or die.

        • disqus_yDrMDcCDka

          He just got in last week!!
          Please pray for us.

          • Fred Sawyer

            Will do. You have my sympathy

          • disqus_yDrMDcCDka

            Thanks, Mr. Sawyer – in addition, he just made Philly a “Sanctuary City” I guess I can expect to be murdered in my sleep.

          • joe1429

            At least your helping the illegal mexicans, haha we have a sactuary city in ny too, with mayor big bird

          • No Quarter

            Isn’t that the best F*C%I@G news!!! Bring em in boys! Just remember they will not assimilate. They will :finish” taking over west philly. It will become known as a “No Go Zone”. The libtards and mayor will say there is no such thing as a no go zone!! But we know better, ask France, England, Hell ask Europe. The Islamic cat is out of the death bag. islam = submit or die!

        • joe1429

          End of a nightmare!!

        • biilyjoe

          Phila and every one of the thousand detroits across our nation only allow Devilcraps to “run things”- for over 50 years now. And they do everything they can to take over state capitols as well — to steal more taxes from the rest of the state when their welfare occupants squander the local urban ghetto remaining tax bases.

      • Mahou Shoujo


      • rocquedog

        It seems as tho’ idiots, traitors and the socialist scum in America get a pass when it comes to politics. Someone needs to flush the toilet and the restart button on America.

      • berserker

        Toeing the line is probably why he has a job.

      • No Quarter

        LOL, Screw you just made my evening! islam=submit or die.

      • biilyjoe

        Incompetence?????– with Obama– we’re talking flat out diabolical TREASON with o-bomb-us.

    • RetiredNavyphotog

      Those morons in Philly will vote for him again.

    • Yitzhak

      He has presidential qualifications.

    • biilyjoe

      Actually, with The Demoncrap Party that likely put him on secret video to make him pledge to ISIS, blackLIES, and as the a prerequisite for allowing this self-deprecating white lackey of Mullah Soetoro Hussein to even consider running for mayor, his taqiyyahLIES would actually put him in line for The Governorship of PA to take the place at retirement of current lackey Gov. Wolf (in sheep’s clothing) ;the latter has pledged to help Obama bring as many “refugees” (muslim– forget the Christian ones) from the obama-destroyed Middle East straight into Pennsylvania. Kenney should be excommunicated from the Catholic Church (and all of Christendom) — but we know who this current “pope” surrounds himself with.

  • adobong_paksiw

    Actually what Kenney is showing is not some “class or dignity”. It is being exactly as Rubio said, delusional. And might I add, being a wimp of a man. Now, allow me to be a little “Trump-ish”: I mean, look at that face, who’d trust a face like that when you need somebody to trust the most” ?

    • Christine

      Not to mention totally ignorant of the cult he makes excuses for.


    It’s called Radical Islam Denial Syndrome. Killing the infidel is in the Quran. Can you really trust the Muslims to tell you the truth? It’s in there. I read it for myself. The denial of what’s really in the Quran must end!

    • twoandtwoisfive

      I don’t think it’s just the Quran.

      I think it’s the Islamic Doctrine as a whole that makes
      the problem easier to see.

  • Infidel Knight

    @Philly: Are you really gonna let this Islamic loving fool stay in office? Remove his ass today or has the city of brotherly love turned into the city of Islamic love?

    • Mahou Shoujo

      Not to be critical, but “city of islamic hate” would also fit.

      • Infidel Knight

        Good, then remove this total fool.

        • Mahou Shoujo

          If any good comes from all this muslim violence, is that it is forcing voters to think about the consequences of what they elect.

          • Infidel Knight

            With all I have, I pray you’re right.

          • Mahou Shoujo

            Right now, actions are required, prayers are the prelude to it.

          • Infidel Knight

            Words of truth, indeed.

  • scocope

    The last thing Democrats want is the site of their convention to be also the site of a Islamic terrorist attack. If they acknowledge that one has occurred then they have to address Obama’s failures (as well as the Democratic Party’s) in regards to Islamic terrorism.

    • wilypagan

      It would be karmic justice indeed if the Dem National Convention resembled Cologne on NY Eve. With all the doddering sex predators and Muslims in attendance how could it not?

      • scocope

        No matter how bad it gets our MSM will make the German press look responsible and fully open about what occurred.

        • Red

          Very sadly, I have to agree!


    Islam is the latest violent gang. Think of the bloods and crip gangs. Well Islam is the latest one.

    The Islam gang uses violence, recruits new members in prisons, uses imams to indoctrinate. Apostates from the Islam gang are threatened.

    Gang colors are the islamic cap, long smocks – see the islamic gang shooters getup.

    • Richard

      Islam is more like the first violent gang. Really, this crap goes back 1400 years, way before Bloods and Crips.

      • IzlamIsTyranny

        Islam’s (spit) explicitly and rabidly antisemitic ideology predates nazism, Germany, Austria and even the German language.

      • Radegunda

        Islam probably planted the seeds for the Mafia.

  • haarry agusaman

    There again you take just a portion of the verse…you must read the previous verse i.e.Q.2:190 “Fight in the cause of Allah THOSE WHO FIGHT YOU,but do not transgress limits; for Allah loves not transgressors” (SEE THE DIFFERENCE?) And so with the other c i t a t i o n s…you manipulate facts like the jewish army who do not dare to fight themselves but create ISIS instead with full financial support to fight for you. Undrstand? Now…after you were exposed by the fact that Israel is just the CULPRITS of the engineered war game in the Middle East,I must whisper you DO NOT TRY TO PLAY WORDS or your mouth is your tiger who will kill you

    • Ben Hur

      The Islamic unbeliever is fighting against the Muslim because we don’t want Sharia imposed on us. For example we mock your prophet (even inadvertently or slightly) therefore you try to kill us. Women don’t cover up, so you justify their rape. We eat pork so you ban ban pig eating. In reality the unbeliever has to do absolutely nothing different than what they have always done and still the attack comes from Islam. If you are not Muslim, you are a second class citizen in any Islamic country. We simply don’t want that.

      Quran 9:29: Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth.


      Sahih Muslim (1:33): The Messenger of Allah said: “I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah


      • Radegunda

        According to orthodox Islamic teaching, the very existence of non-Islamic societies is an attack on Islam. According to orthodox Islamic teaching, a refusal to “submit” puts a person in a state of war against Islam.

        That’s why Muslims will label any act of Islamic aggression as “defensive.” In the perverse Islamic mind, they are simply “defending” the right of Muslims to dominate everyone else.

    • Radegunda

      Are you really unaware that Muhammad himself launched scores of unprovoked attacks for the purpose of making people “SUBMIT” to his rule (and taking booty and sex slaves)?

      Do you really not know that Islam spread with lightning speed by the pattern of brutal, unprovoked aggression that was set from the moment Mo and his merry band of marauders made their hijrah from Mecca to Medina?

      When Muslim warriors conquered Spain, was it because the Visigoths attacked them first? When Muslims warriors invaded Gaul, was it because the Merovingians attacked them first?

      When Muslim raiders attacked and plundered Christian monasteries and villages for century after century, was it because the monks and nuns and peasants had attacked them first?

      Are you not aware that a Muslim ambassador told Thomas Jefferson that Islam commanded Muslims to attack the ships of “infidels” and steal their goods and enslave the crew, simply because they were not Muslim?

      Most of the people who comment here probably know more about the history of your evil “religion” than you do.

  • GoCutUrSelf

    Campaign contributions for the mayor…will answer the questions.

    • Mahou Shoujo

      Proselytizing oil wealthy arab muslims will pay to have islam distributed, the pay to have those accepting it, violently kept submissive to it.

      • El Cid

        While living a Western life style in their little enclaves isolated from the violence, just like the European Politicians.

        • Mahou Shoujo

          If islamic republics refused to accept or use any products from decadent infidels, they could live in the utopia of perfect islam, uncontaminated by infidel contamination.

          • wilypagan

            The sooner the better.

          • IzlamIsTyranny

            “Islamic republics” is like saying Nazi Democracy.

          • Mahou Shoujo

            Well, sort of, “Islam dung heaps” sounds some what rustic, so it got prettied up to “republics”.

        • wilypagan

          Soon, their days will be over. The oily muslims have a lot of enemies now. Their destruction of the US oil companies, their deficits from selling their oil so cheap, all of the Syrians and Iraqis their gulf arab sponsored ISIS has killed, raped and tortured. I would give the “princes” less than five years before there is a new “Spring” that sweeps them from power. God knows what will succeed them. Hopefully, only insects that can survive large amounts of radiation.

          • IzlamIsTyranny

            I’ve read elsewhere that the only reason OPEC (remember them? They’re still the islamic monopoly that controls world oil prices) is driving oil prices down to put the hurt on the Russian Federation.

  • Michael Copeland

    The Mayor is disgracefully wrong and uninformed (or misinformed).
    He relies on his assumptions, which are mistaken, not on knowledge.

    “Jihad means to war against non-Muslims” and is “a communal obligation”, says the Manual of Islamic Law, “Reliance of the Traveller” (o9.0, o9.1), which is available as a free download.

    The Mayor’s denial, so easily shown to be wrong, is, in fact, a dereliction of duty.

  • thisguy

    The koran does teach to kill none muslims, so did the actions of the first muslims that killed hundred of thousands of christian, jews and hindus. Following what muhammed had done in the past, raping the women. They all decend from ex jews and christians who were raped and forced into islam. Ban islam, they never were peaceful.

  • Mahou Shoujo

    All politicians are fools, some more than others. This particular mayor is the textbook definition of imbecile.

    • Don Grantham

      As it turns out…

      • Mahou Shoujo

        Yep, right from the primer on municipal politics.

      • No Quarter

        Mr. mayor is a fools fool. He is in for a shitty ride in the city of brotherly hate. muzzies hate us, will kill us, use us, eat us up. This mayor has the respect of no one in the city now!!! as it should be. Arm yourself. BLUE lives matter to me. islam=submit or die.

    • enough

      He is a textbook traitor to the US Constitution, to his oath of office, and to the citizens of Philadelphia.

      • Ben Hur

        He is actually just plain scared. I don’t blame him. Does anyone really want to become the next target and have to deal with all the BS that goes with it. What we need to do is all stand up together and support each other. We need to get to a culture where Islam becomes like Nazism: Socially unacceptable and on the fringe.

      • Mahou Shoujo

        Thant and much more, he is the type of politician that make the other 99% look bad.

  • El Cid

    Pamela’s suggestion, to investigate the mosque, is welcome.

    The article leaves out the FACT that the Imam denied knowing the shooter to police on the day of the shooting, only admitting it AFTER witnesses from the mosque confirmed he was a regular.

    Otherwise, the phrase “radical islamic terrorist” appears in PRINT–BRAVO!

    What we need to achieve is that the press, the leadership, and the public equate Right wing Extremists like Skinheads and Nazis with Radical Islamic Terrorists. They are cut from the same cloth and BOTH are not welcome.

    At the same time, people like Pamela and Robert must stop being labeled as ‘extreme right’. The label just doesn’t fit. Nazis and Islamists are not welcome.

    • Mahou Shoujo

      Telling the truth to a public that whats to hear something masquerading as the truth, is guaranteed to attract a certain amount of abuse from the willfully stupid.

    • IzlamIsTyranny

      “Radical islamic terrorist” as opposed to what? A moderate islamic terrorist?

    • His Excellency

      Nazis were left-wing. Nazism and fascism were socialistic ideologies in nature. Hence the term “National SOCIALIST German WORKERS Party.

  • John Bull

    Have you seen this lot lately? if you do don’t send them back to London – we don’t want them!

  • Joe Manhattaner

    Kenney , no matter what you say ,muslims wont like you because you are a PIG
    Sorry pigs is not about you ,you are more handsome than Kenney

  • Dupper bob

    Philadelphia is a hot bet of terrorist because the mayor is one himself. The mayor of Philadelphia supports terrorism in all its forms and welcomes attacks in his city boys so load up your jihad and go nurture hate in Philadelphia with him.

  • Tatonka

    It is beyond me why they keep voting Islam appeasing idiots in high offices!????

    • Honcho

      To be fair to the good people of Philadelphia, they wouldn’t have had the faintest clue of this idiotic mayors sedious views until after the fact.

      The job now is to get him out, and in such a fashion he can’t even be trusted assembling hamburgers, I know I wouldn’t trust eating one this rat has made.

  • wilypagan

    25% of Philadelphians practice Islam? Now that is a scary thought.

    • Don Grantham

      25% of Philadelphians practice LYING about Islam. Even scarier.

    • John Miller

      So much for Philadelphia freedom

  • wilypagan

    Look, the loser cannot even figure out how to sit in a chair:
    Brain damage? Upvote
    Drugs? Downvote

  • disqus_yDrMDcCDka

    In addition, this pisswit made Philly a “Sanctuary City” last week.
    I guess I can look forward to being murdered in my sleep.
    (God bless Ms. Geller.)

  • christian vidal

    I am Philly mayor and I am a big bastard.

    • Mahou Shoujo

      As a democrat mare, he is a horse with two rear orifices.

  • Rocinante44

    he’s just a dumb-o-crat, he can’t help himself. and he represents the average voter in philly, who is dumber than he is

  • ermom

    can’t find a single place in the Koran that justifies it…” What about “kill them wherever you find them” (Quran 2:191, 4:89, and 9:5)? What about “strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah” (Quran 8:60)?

    The Qur’an speaks for itself.

    Again, there is no such thing as a ‘lone wolf’ in Islam. All a Muslim needs is their trilogy: the Qur’an, hadiths and suras. ISLAM is the connection. They need nothing else, no mosque, imam, overseas trips or connections, not even that disgusting ‘how to’ book which Pamela just exposed! Thank you, Pamela, I sent that article out to my network, and EVERY media person I could think of. Calling my congresscritters…

    “Pretend to be Christian”: ISIS handbook tells Muslims to lose beard, shun mosque and wear cross before killing’

  • RCCA

    The Philly mayor/politician is just a typical person on the left who makes up stuff about Islam and assumes that like him no one else has actually read the Koran either. I’ve seen this logic in comment sections on line: if there is one God and Islam believes in one God then Islam must be worshipping the same God and therefore all the religions are basically the same.

    Most unaware people have no idea that Islam has a jihad doctrine. Probably lots of Muslims don’t really know it either until they get deep into Koran study. The question for me is why do some commit to jihad while the majority don’t? Some choose to reinterpret jihad to making sure they don’t burn the toast, etc. Is there a distinguishing factor? Are they just malcontents? Or is it genuine religious commitment? Or is it a political aspiration for power?

  • klaxanite

    So fed up with hearing the mantra, ““ ..can’t find a single place in the Koran that justifies it…” and “religion of peace.”
    Hey, Kenney…. If you find a single page that DOESN’T justify it, I’ll send you $1,000 dollars.

  • Don Grantham

    The eyes can’t hide the lies…

  • ctmom

    Pamela Geller is a gift to us. She challenges believers in the Koran constantly and I’ve never heard a Muslim who can win an argument with her. The Koran allows these attacks, how can anyone claim to be a “moderate, peaceful” muslim?

    • Mahou Shoujo

      Muslims don’t argue, they mindlessly babble irrelevant quotes from the qur’an while refusing to hear anything else. They fully expect everyone to accept the qur’an the same mindless way they do.

  • Isaiah5512

    Are this mayor and the City Council President, Darrell Clarke, experts in Islam or of The Quaran, seeing that they both feel qualified to speak for Islam and to relate what Islam does or does not teach? The leader of ISIS is a devout Muslim who holds both a Masters and a PhD in Islamic Studies. *He* is an expert in Islam and he understands, follows, teaches and promotes Pure Islam right out of The Quran, which is why ISIS and that accused man in Philadelphia are passionate in their cause.This is NOT to say that ALL Muslims are interested in being part of ISIS or in doing what The Quran or ISIS calls on all Muslims to do. But to pretend that those who follow ISIS are not obeying the Quaran and are not following Pure Islam, even when they openly and proudly declare as much, is wrong and is deceitful, neither of which bothers this mayor or the City Council President.

  • Voytek Gagalka

    Mayor Kenney a newest expert on Islam! I rather believe my own eyes and ears, what I can read myself in that Qur’an, than on the “expertize” of a delusional man whose such delusions could still cost many, many lives in America! Denial of reality is the most dangerous thing to do, particularly for anyone holding the office, from the president down.

  • Ayna

    Now this is an example of how European leaders in general protect the islam at all costs.

    After this new year it became very clear for even the most denying of deniers, that our West-European governments will let muslims rape our woman and children to spread their seed with their blessings and being protected by the police as their henchmen, citizen vigilante groups are starting to grow.

    What many predicted, a revolution combined with a civil war combined with an islamic war, is starting to shape itself.
    People responsible wil fled all over the globe but will be tracked down and justiced one by one.

  • meangirl

    Load up some buses with young Muslim invaders and drop them off with tents and all of their belongings in front of the Mayors house. Make a refugee camp in front of his house. That would be justice.

  • Ben Hur

    “Marco Rubio pounced on Kenney’s comments at a campaign stop Saturday, calling him “delusional” and bashing Democrats in general for avoiding using the phrase “radical Islamic terrorist.””

    Good on Rubio for his statement, however, it’s not technically correct. There are no ‘radical Islamic terrorists’. There are ‘Islamic terrorists’. There is no ‘radical Islam’. The problem is, Islam is radical and this is exactly why Trump and others don’t know ‘what the hell is going on’.

    • enough

      Sharia law observant Muslims are what they are, and what they expect every Muslim to be, because if you don’t honor Sharia Law, you aren’t a true Muslim.

      The same is true for the U.S. Constitution. If you honor it, you will follow it, and expect every person in the US to honor it, and abide by it also. Anyone who doesn’t is a traitor, not a true American to this nation. That is why Muslims have no place here, because you can’t honor the U.S. Constitution, and Sharia Law. They are not compatible. Not even a little bit.

  • poortaxpayerwindsor

    the mayor should put a burka on, and keep it on

  • Wulf2000

    Another politician braying this is not Islam shtick. No wonder politicos are losing credibility.

  • pdxnag

    It is just another act of war in the nearly 1,400 year old war declared by the now-long-dead Mohammad against all free people everywhere. His will that the war go on at least until the last Jew is killed has lasted far longer than allowed by our own rule against perpetuities, where he also claims absolute sovereignty (which must include a simpler claim of a mere ownership interest) over all the planet and beyond.

  • frmatthew

    “The acts of this criminal, regardless of whether or not the FBI finds that he was connected to a larger terrorist group, have nothing to do with Islam. There is nothing in the Quran that promotes terrorism or violent acts of this nature.”
    These people clearly haven’t read the book, and yet they want to pontificate about its contents, and lecture everybody else for rank intolerance. If they had read it, however, they wouldn’t be making asinine comments like this. Nearly every page contains a violent denunciation of unbelievers. The American public needs to read the Satanic book for themselves so that they can stop believing what leftists tell them about it.

  • No Quarter

    I live in Philly and I am not aware of a single muzzie condemning this attack. When and where did this take place? The vast majority of them condemned this? Did I miss something. As soon as this story broke I called a spade a spade and was jumped on by a few co-workers, “you don’t know that, you can’t just say that” well I did and I was right. Of course the usual crap followed, the iman, I don’t know him, or, he was a quiet gentle man, He never showed any signs that he was a radical, He was mentally ill, etc. etc. etc. As I always say, simply stated, islam=submit or die!

  • pennant8

    The mayor’s comments and the predictable rush by so many people to side with him just goes to show how effective CAIR and all the other Muslim Brotherhood termites continue to be in their stealth jihad eating away at the foundations of our culture.

  • Mahou Shoujo

    There is nor ever was any number of muslins denouncing the attempted murder of the police officer. The mayor is an unabashed prayer mat for any pervert wishing to get on him. Some where it was mentioned that he pretends to be a Catholic, taqiyya is not considered part of Catholicism.

  • bargogx1

    I can sort of almost understand these politicians not wanting to antagonize the Muslim demographic, but instead of insulting everyone’s intelligence by making idiotic claims that Islam had nothing to do with it, maybe they should consider just keeping their mouths shut about it. There was no need for him to even mention Islam if he’s that concerned about it being associated with such acts. He may have been criticized for that as well, but at least it’s better than spewing such dishonest drivel.

  • Yankie

    Hypocrite Fucking Mayor! Nothing To Do With Islam, Really?

    “The Messenger Of Allah Said: I Have Been Commanded To FIGHT Against People Till They Testify That There is No God But Allah, That Muhammad is The Messenger Of Allah”. Sahih Muslim (1:33)

    “FIGHT AGAINST THOSE WHO BELIEVE NOT IN ALLAH, nor in the Last Day, nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger and FIGHT THOSE WHO ACKNOWLEDGE NOT THE RELIGION OF TRUTH (I.E. ISLAM) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah (High Tax) with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.” Quran 9:29

    [Remember] when your Lord inspired to the angels, “I am with you, so strengthen those who have believed. I WILL CAST TERROR INTO THE HEARTS OF THOSE WHO DISBELIEVED SO STRIKE [THEM] UPON THE NECKS (BEHEAD) AND STRIKE FROM THEM EVERY FINGERTIP.” Quran 8:12

    “WHEN YOU MEET THE UNBELIEVERS, SMITE THEIR NECKS [BEHEAD], then when you have made wide slaughter among them, tie fast the bonds, then set them free, either by grace or ransom, until the war lays down its burdens”. Quran: 47:4

    Islam Must Conquer Every Religion:
    He it is Who hath sent His messenger with the guidance and the religion of truth, that HE MAY MAKE IT CONQUEROR OF ALL RELIGION HOWEVER MUCH IDOLATERS MAY BE AVERSE. Quran 61:9

    “Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not.” Quran 2:216

  • Christine

    “It’s one thing — and the right thing — for Kenney to say that the great
    majority of Philadelphia-area Muslims have condemned the attack on the
    officer and can’t find a single place in the Koran that justifies it,”
    the editorial said.
    Hmmm. Both Kenney and the South Jersey Times obviously know NOTHING about what is in the koran.
    I suggest they read it before they display their ignorance.
    Muslims who know exactly what is in the koran are cheering on their stupidity I’m sure.
    AND where are all those muslims condemning it.
    Just a good little white non-muslim playing a good little dhimmmi and passing on a deceptive message.
    But if Phili has a 25% Muslim population, then they are already on the brink of being taken over.
    Act fast people.

    • munchenfez

      It’s all about votes……

  • Christine

    Everything like this does a great thing for Trump. It pumps his numbers up.

    • Radegunda

      So it’s all about Donald the Great – eh? “Let’s have more terror attacks so it will help Trump realize his ambition to be president!”

  • Dan

    I don’t know why this mayor would lie about the shooter.. I KNOW why Ovomit lies about them, one he’s covering up for the small attacks hoping for a larger scale attack on America, and two… He’s one of them..

    • munchenfez

      The future does not belong………

  • George Macdonald

    Muslim ass licking mayor . You voted him in .Get use to it .be a full muslim next time .then use will really see .

  • kktex12

    alleged concealment?? I say it is being done deliberately!! This mayor is certifiably insane!!!!!!

  • Areyoukiddingme

    This is what “progressives” do…act out like the mental cases that they are. Um excuse me Mayor, it’s right in front of you. Lay off the kool aid for 5 minutes and open your eyes,

  • 912er

    It’s amazing but virtually every mayor in the entire country is a leftwing nut bar.

    • munchenfez

      WHO is voting these turds into office? Is the ‘bread and circuses’ really that good? We have that disease in spades over here.

      • tryingtopickaname

        Philly will never see another Republican mayor; the last one was 60+ years ago. The demographics here ensure that lefties will continue to destroy the city.

  • joe1429

    I think he is friends with former crackhead mayor marion barry

  • Yitzhak

    “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’ve seen on the
    screen” This is what he said and this is a lie.
    “I think candidates for office, particularly for president, should not demonize an entire group of Americans because of the actions of violent criminals with deranged views of Islam”
    No one demonized “an entire group of Americans – this is another lie and this is BIGOTRY on the mayors part..
    The Muslim did not have deranged views of Islam – he held mainstream beliefs so that is a third lie.
    LIES LIES LIES – the man is a LIAR.

  • Benton Marder

    Pamela, they’re not merely delusional; they’re Democrats. Quod erat demonstrandum.

  • munchenfez

    Perhaps we can try a new tack. Please write to these enabling appeasers en Ask them for their copies of the peaceful doctrine so that you can all be as reassured as they are of the validity of their statements.

  • Drew the Infidel

    This mayor is a perfect illustration that the First Amendment guarantees the right of every individual to make a public fool of themselves.

  • Mr Paul Middleton

    I like it. This pile-on against Kenny seems to represent progress in the battle against political correctness/sharia blasphemy laws. Pam’s contribution is typically brilliant!

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  • RandallFlagg

    by lying about the threat it puts civilians in danger. this maggot and the fly larvae in the white house have committed high treason and should by rights be dismembered in a public arena
    and I would pay huge for ringside seats!

  • drummie

    Why is it that Democrats in general and this mayor in articular seem to think that they 1. know Islam better than a Muslim, 2. Know what a persons motives are even when the motives that were clearly stated by the suspect are the exact opposite of what the mayor said? Anyone reading the Koran can see the passages that DEMAND violent actions against non-believers particularly Christians and Jews. It is time for people to get over the PC garbage. All that is needed is to study history to see that Islam has been at war with all freedom loving people for centuries. What will it be, Islam dominating the world or Free People who stood up against Islam and defended OUR freedoms and values? In the end it WILL be one or the other. Islam will not stop trying to destroy western values and dominating the world.

    • Mahou Shoujo

      Democrats know everything, just ask one.

  • charlie baker

    I am the Great and Powerful Oz!…Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain…
    Mayor Jim has gotta go. The guy is either too dumb to see what’s as plain as the nose on Eward Archer’s face, or for some reason unknownst to us, but knownst to him, is trying to paint this incident as something it clearly isn’t, an ordinary domestic crime. In either case, I don’t think he should be in charge of an actual American city. He should maybe move to Germany and be mayor of one of those cities there that are welcoming the Muslim rapists and murderers with open arms. He’d fit right in. He could wear lederhosen and one of those funny little hats with the feather in it…

  • gizmo118

    Deport them all.

  • Nancy

    This Mayor is delusional, has he not read what their book says, obviously not…..You can lie to the infidel,which is taqiyya….It is in the Koran, and also quickly available to find this information on the internet! They lie all the time, saying we are a religion of peace.
    That peace only comes when the infidel submits to Islam…SUBMIT OR DIE!! How
    more plain can it be??? It is beyond me, to understand how this is defended!

  • Cappy1437

    Kenney is a poor excuse of a person and how did he ever get elected as Mayor? Unbelievable, as he is so stupid. He should be immediately removed from office.

    • olddog

      speaks VOLUMES about the people of sho, fo sho..oh, and Aloha Snackbar..

  • Victor Redlick

    This knee-dropping disclaimer, on the ISIS-inspired idiot’s behalf, was so unfathomably stupid – on mayor Jim Kenney’s part – that anything short of a resignation is spitting in the eye of competence and integrity. He must leave office before it becomes Philadelphia’s eternal, unshakable problem, long after he’s left the premises. It’s the City of.. Brotherly Love, not “.. Muslim Brotherly Love in Denial.”

  • enough

    How did the criminal Islamic jihadist get into this Judeo Christian country?

  • coacht11

    Are you freaking crazy there’s no place in the Quran that talks about this, are these people delusional ,stupid ignorant or what.My God some people in America BETTER wake the hell up if not I hope THESE SCUMBAGS come live near you and your family. hey hopefully you don’t have any daughters OR a wife But Hey good luck with that.

    • roger

      Have you read all of the Quran ?
      There are many, many verses in both the Quran and Hadiths that do say so.

      • coacht11

        Hey Roger please put up those verses from the Quran that you’re saying is talking about peace and love and not killing the infidels OH PLEASE show us this.

  • olddog

    yep..just what we need ..import MORE…POVERTY, (D)ISEASE and TERRORIST..It’s the right THANG to do..RIGHT???

  • Mindy Robinson

    Lol. Like it or not, the fact is, islam is the root of the problem. History shows us that what we see happening worldwide by muslims is not a new war plan, they are repeating just what they did in the middle ages. It is exact. They are even using the same invasion path to reach back into spain and sending “peaceful muslims” as “immigrants” into nations of the world. As a result, the eu and uk , are now literally, under attack and now working to drive back the hordes of “peaceful muslim refugees”. I read the unholy book of satanic islam, it’s a book of war plans, the single goal is world domination , a world where you either convert to islam or be killed, specifically, according to the muslims unholy book, beheaded. I don’t hate muslims, I do hate islam , I pray for muslims that they be delivered out of satans hand and into the loving grace of The Father , The Son and The Holy Spirit. I also pray that they are kept out of this nation, driven back before their numbers leave us in a situation that we find we are at war , to take back our nation. A interesting element of satanic islam is that muslims are also taught to breed them out(host nations citizens,) once they have “peacefully” invaded a nation.

  • Leela Kim

    So, my beloved Christian friends, does Hilt er represent Christianity. Cause he said so.

    “Hence today I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator”

    “Whoever destroys His work wages war against God’s Creation and God’s Will”

    “Then in a short time it will be seen that (presupposing, of course, a raically national government) in Germany, as in Ireland, Poland, or France, the Catholic will always be a German.”

    “For the future of the world, however, it does not matter which of the two triumphs over the other, the Catholic or the Protestant.”

    “I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of
    the Almighty Creator.”

  • Borum

    Why can’t we strip citizenship from these obvious traitorous pigs ?
    Why can’t we criminally charge these obvious traitorous pigs.
    These pigs have put ” hate ” laws on the books.
    But only to keep Americans from objecting to the acts of these
    It’s time top recognize what the democrat party is.
    It is the vehicle that allows the existence of these

  • Yitzhak

    Islam has nothing to do with Islam.
    But why do the authorizes need to keep telling us that?

  • karl59

    Hope this mayor gets voted out next election!!!!!!!

  • ballotcode

    The only “delusional” party here is his honor the Mayor in thinking that Mohamedans are not adherents to a violent death, destruction, and deceit cult.