Philly Muslim Cop-Shooter Pledged Allegiance to Islamic State like San Bernardino Jihadis

ByPamela Geller on January 8, 2016
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The Philly jihadi said over and over again: “I follow Allah. I pledge my allegiance to the Islamic State and that’s why I did what I did.”

But the Mayor of Philadelphia insists this has nothing to do with Islam, the world-renowned Islamic scholar that he is (/sarc tag off).

The White House had “no comment” on yet another Islamic attack on the homeland.

“Police: Suspect in officer’s shooting claims allegiance to ISIS,” By CNN, January 8, 2016:

A 30-year-old man who allegedly ambushed and shot a Philadelphia police officer sitting in his patrol car confessed he did it in the name of the Islamic State, presumably referring to the terrorist group ISIS, officials said Friday.

Officer Jesse Hartnett, 33, was hit three times in the left arm on Thursday night and suffered “some very serious injuries that will require multiple surgeries,” police Commissioner Richard Ross told reporters.

Despite being seriously injured and bleeding heavily, the veteran officer got out of his patrol car and shot the assailant in the buttocks, Ross said. The gunman was apprehended by other officers, Ross said.

“He was trying to assassinate this police officer,” Ross told reporters

The alleged assailant was armed with a 9mm Glock 17 that was reported stolen from the home of a police officer in 2013.

“It is one of the things that you regret the most, when an officer’s gun is stolen that it is used against one of your own,” Ross said

Capt. James Clark, commander of the homicide unit, told CNN the suspect said to investigators: “I follow Allah. I pledge my allegiance to the Islamic State and that’s why I did what I did.”

Clark said: “He just kept on echoing those sentiments and he wouldn’t give us anything more than that.”

‘I’m bleeding heavily’

Philadelphia police shooter suspect Edward Archer

The alleged gunman was identified as Edward Archer, of Yeadon, a Philadelphia suburb, police said.

Archer allegedly confessed to carrying out what Ross described as a “cowardly act” in the name of Islam.

“According to him, he believed that the police defend laws that are contrary to the teachings of the Quran,” the police commissioner said.

Still Images released by police from surveillance video show the gunman — wearing an ankle-length, white garment — on a crosswalk taking aim and firing at the patrol car at close range. In one photo, the suspect is standing next to the car with his arm through the lowered driver’s side window, close enough to be shooting at point-blank range.

Ross told reporters the video, which is not being released, was “absolutely one of the scariest things I’ve ever seen.”

Hartnett shouted desperately into his police radio moments after the gunman unloaded at least 11 shots, police said.

“Shots fired! … I’m bleeding heavily!” Hartnett shouts in a recording of his radio call for backup.

“I’m bleeding. Get us another unit out here!”

Harnett’s elbow was shattered, his brachial artery — a major blood vessel in the upper arm — was hit, and blood vessels and nerves in his arm damaged, according to a Philadelphia law enforcement official.

Still, the officer demonstrated his “valor and courage” by stepping out of his car as the gunman retreated and opening fire, according to Ross. The shooting happened about 11:30 p.m. in west Philadelphia.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that this image is from surveillance video of Thursday night's shooting.

“I’m absolutely amazed that Officer Hartnett is here with us today,” the police commissioner said.

‘Nothing to do with being a Muslim’

The shooting in Philadelphia is the fourth attack believed to have been inspired by ISIS on American soil, including the December 2015 shootings that left 14 dead in San Bernardino, California, the shootings outside a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest in a Dallas suburb in May 2015, and a hatchet assault on four police officers in New York in October 2014.

Officials said they did not know whether the latest attack was part of a broader conspiracy or whether Archer had contact with terrorists.

Mayor Jim Kenney said the shooting had nothing to do with Islam.

“It is abhorrent,” he said. “It does not represent the religion in any shape or form or any of the teachings. This is a criminal with a stolen gun who tried to kill one of our officers, and it has nothing to do with being a Muslim or following the Islamic faith.”

Imam Asim Abdur-Rashid, head of a mosque one block away from an address associated with Archer, condemned the attack at a news conference. He said he did not know whether the alleged shooter attended his mosque.

A gun sits by a marker after Thursday night's shooting in west Philadelphia.

Arrest history

Gov. Tom Wolf said he is “thankful that Officer Hartnett is alive and not facing life-threatening injuries after being ambushed.”

“We wish him and his family the best during his recovery. This alleged intentional act of violence against an officer seeking to help a fellow citizen is horrifying and has no place in Pennsylvania,” he said.

Archer was arrested in 2012 after a domestic dispute and later pleaded guilty to assault and carrying a gun without a license, court records show. He was out on probation Thursday and was scheduled to be sentenced Monday after he was found guilty on charges of careless driving, forgery and driving with a suspended or revoked license in a 2014 case.

In the 2012 domestic dispute, Archer “pulled a small black and silver semiautomatic handgun from his waist and pointed it towards the complainant’s stomach while grabbing the complainant’s shirt,” according to the affidavit for probable cause.

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  • Rodney Rudeness

    Shame on all you non muslims for daring to exist.

  • Joe Manhattaner

    I hope assailant will have lot of “organic shot in buttocks accident ”
    In the jail

    • Steve

      You know buttock wounds can get mighty infected and painful and spread to the genitals without the right care.

  • roger

    This Edward Archer fellow has displayed exemplary “Islamic ” conduct so far, assault ,domestic violence whilst armed,, unlicensed weapons , driving without a license and now in a display of real zeal and devotion, shooting a cop with a stolen weapon.
    What could he do any more to show his faith?

    • roger

      His family must be so, so proud.
      Just wait till the kids tell everyone down at the Mosque on Friday night.
      Maybe they could have show and tell!

    • Steve

      Hang himself with a belt in his cell?

  • MAS

    “It does not represent the religion in any shape or form or any of the
    teachings. This is a criminal with a stolen gun who tried to kill one of
    our officers, and it has nothing to do with being a Muslim or following
    the Islamic faith.”

    Interesting Kenney, just one small question though; how do you know enough about Islam to be able to make such a statement? I guess the position of mayor requires an Islamic scholarship then. Quisling.

    • Ben Hur

      The mayor is living in 1938. In some ways I can’t wait for all hell to break loose just to see the jaded, bewildered and vacant expression on the face of someone who has been royally corrected. With people like him it will be too late. He’ll only get it when his wife and daughters are carried off and his sons are beheaded.

      • Keith

        I am not so sure that they would even understand at that point. They might understand just as the beheading sword strikes the back of their necks but most likely they will go to the grave in denial.

        • Michael Garfinkel

          That was exactly the case with the father of beheaded Nicholas Berg, who blamed – wait for it…Bush, and only had nice things to say about his son’s Muslim murderer.

          It’s sick out there, and getting sicker – and idiots like that mayor are helping to put us all at risk.

      • Shafiq Islam

        Just call him Neville Chamberpot.

    • JWM

      The mayor seems to know very little about anything. The guy is an ignorant jerk.

      • MAS

        AKA; Liberal/socialist/Marxist…

    • Andrew

      Mohamed was the greatest terrorist the world has produced

      • Shafiq Islam

        That is unquestionably true. World War II, as horrible as it was, wasn’t the biggest mass slaughter in history. The Mughal conquest of India took an estimated 100 million Hindu lives, and from a much smaller population.

  • Shafiq Islam

    I’ll bet you a Qur’an autographed by the Prophet himself that Mr Archer converted to Islam in prison with the help of an Imam paid by the taxpayers.

  • Steve

    It seems like more and more of blacks are using the islamism cult as a convenient cover for their violent criminal acts but, that aside, islamism is using them in spreading its violent evil. Who do those stupid bureaucrat apologists think they’re fooling by denying this is islamist inspired terrorism. The slime sure didn’t say sponge bob made him shoot the cop. Nice to have the video so the apologists can’t turn it into a ferguson or baltimore.

  • Benton Marder

    DeNial is NOT a river in Egypt. DeNial is a governing characteristic of the Democratic Party. The Mayor is a classic case of DeNial.

  • joe1429

    Is the mayor who said it has nothing to do with islam smoking crack??

  • Drew the Infidel

    The mayor should be beheaded in a public square without benefit of a trial. It would have nothing to do with Islam though it would mimic it very closely. This is how to spot a traitor, giving aid and comfort to the enemy with his insipid statements.

  • joker

    Why these misfits converted to misfit religion islam are almost always black?

    • Reagan40

      They are too lazy to read the koran and know what Mohammed said about blacks. Allah painted them black so they can actually be slaves. They were wired to be slaves.

    • Iamnumber6

      Because islam tries heavily to get converts from jails and the disaffected.

  • Reagan40

    We are simply putting too much pressure on our security agents. Kill these useless scumbags, deport them, strip Islam of its religious status, ban the practice of Islam, kill anyone that resist the ban, demolish all mosques in America, give Europe a good example to follow. Enough is enough. The bloodshed of ISLAM, the religion of satan, is enough.

  • Reagan40

    This mayor enlisted the support of Moslems to become mayor and in turn he promised to support islam. Nothing on earth can reverse islamic insurgents infiltration of America except putting every Moslem to death.

    • husseinovomit

      NO muslims;
      NO TERRORISM!

      Make America (and the White House) a muslim-FREE ZONE

  • Ludlow Porch

    The reasoning behind mayor Kenney’s statement, that this shooting had nothing to do with Islam, is this. The mayor is afraid that the public will retaliate and declare “open season” on Muslims. And this is a possibility all across the U.S., if the Muslims continue with their agenda!

    • SFTOBEY

      Meanwhile, our miserable, treasonous government is shipping them here by the planeload as “refugees”.

  • notme123

    This mayor is as blind and crazy as the one in Germany, blaming the victims instead of the attackers. Call it what it is!

  • Be Still

    The mayor is complicit in furthering Islam. Philly should recall him.

  • Expel Dr Rushdi Cader from USA

    Dr Rushdi Cader who is DrM knew the San Bernardino Jihadis.

    We have Muslim educators,
    academics and doctors in the US of immigrant familiies who promote hate against
    the West, and who are dedicated to promoting Islamism by diverting the blame
    from Islamist

    texts to
    blowback from ‘colonialism’ and ‘Zionism’. This is often done under the guise
    of civil rights and fighting ‘islamophobia’ for Muslims and supporting Muslim
    colonialism.

    Take Loon
    Watch whose 2 anonymous moderators ‘Garibaldi’ and ‘Ilisha’ claim to fight hate
    and ‘islamophobia’. This is done by promoting anti Zionist, anti West and

    anti-semitic
    hate and promoting worldwide conspiracies of muslim victimisation. Their
    veteran writer and commenter DrM of drmaxtor.blogspot.com is a notorious anti
    west, anti hindu

    anti-semite
    (real name Dr Rushdi cader) Dr Rushdi Cader supports a

    caliphate and
    Islamist laws, Loon Watch has denied the Armenian genocide

    and Loon Watch
    support Muslim colonialism whilst hypocritcally citing

    western
    colonialism as the cause of Islamist terrorism. The lies of

    these
    Islamists are breathtaking. Yazidies have been in the region

    longer than
    Muslims and are being wiped out. They are not western

    colonialists.
    Christians and Jews were in the Middle East before Islamic

    colonialsm.
    Ilisha doesn’t want Muslim countries to be like the West

    yet chooses to
    live there herself.

    Notice how
    Islamists prefer to live in the countries they claim are the root of

    evil. THis
    proves their ulitimate goal is subversion and envy otherwise

    they would
    move to the countries they claim are victims of the west.

    DrM is careful
    to hide his hatred of the West preferring to spew his bile

    anonymously as
    DrM at his own blog drmaxtor.blogspot.com

    and since 2007
    DrM has been a heavy contributor to Loon Watch and has ceased

    updating his
    own blog.

    He

    now posts
    regularly at Loon Watch. DrM does not reveal his real life

    identity at
    Loon Watch or at his blog where he claims to write about

    medical issues
    and ‘muslim’ issues. When his identity was made public Dr

    Rushdi made
    his 1DrM Disqus history private http://disqus.com/by/1DrM/

    Dr Rushdie Cader
    AKA Dr Maxtor AKA DrM is the founder of the Umma Clinic http://www.ummaclinic.org in California.

    which receives
    public funds He is a UCLA graduate Rumi Cader who is a professor at UCLA is on
    the board of the Umma Clinic whose Wikipedia page is here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UMMA_Community_Clinic

    DrMaxtor real
    name is Dr Rushdi Cader

    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/rushdi-cader/6a/a23/175

    Evidence of Dr
    Maxtor excusing Jihadism and promoting anti-semitism, anti-western,
    anti-hinduism

    all the while
    blaming Zionism for all the ills in Islamic societies can be seen at his own
    nazi like blog and his commenting history on Loonwatch.

    In one comment
    he says he wouldn’t treat Zionists. It is worth investigating how many
    Americans have died whilst being treated by him

    Dr Rushdi Cader
    is a member of the Mosque of Nasreen, San Luis Obispo http://mosqueofnasreen.org

    The
    hypocritical Dr runs an anti-semitic blog yet isn’t above taking freebies from Pro
    Israel Jews. This hypocritical islamist uses Facebook to promote his

    clinic. Mark
    Zuckerberg is a Jew with operations in Israel. Facebook – UMMACommunity Clinic https://www.facebook.com/pages/UMMA-Community-Clinic/155816815511

    Dr Rushdi Cader
    hosts his anonymous hate blog on Google’s blogger, whose founder is Jewish.
    Google has operations in Israel.

    The police who
    employed him have no idea of his underground Islamist activities. http://www.swattrauma.com/PRAC

    http://www.swattrauma.com/PRAC

    Dr Rushdi
    Cader in Israel as

    part of a
    medical team.Israeli authorities have no idea of his online

    anti semitism http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2002/588/re5.htm

    Dr Rushdi

    Cader and his
    wife Nisha Cader featured in Saudi media

    https://www.saudiaramcoworld.com/issue/200703/healing.south.central.htm

    Twitter
    account where he is careful not to show his true colours like he does

    at Loon Watch https://twitter.com/ummaclinic

    DrM has been
    cited approvingly at many anti-semitic sites including Stormfront: http://www.stormfront.org/forum/t507704

    DrM is a

    Muslim
    activist well known amongst American Muslims (urls to Ikhras and Muslim

    Matters
    follow) Muslim Matters speaks glowingly of his anti-semitic

    ‘Judeofascism’
    posts

    http://muslimmatters.org/2007/10/21/bigotry-awareness-week/

    “Check
    out Judeofascist Awareness Week at my blog.

    … I agree

    – DrM’s
    Judeofascist posts are awesome – very enlightening and right on

    point”

    http://ikhras.com/mona-eltahawy-slightly-improving/

    DrM.

    August 2,

    2010 at 10:27
    PM. Asalamu Aliakum! Well said. Glad to … who tried to hijack

    and
    misrepresent Islam for their Judeofascist masters.

  • Iamnumber6

    Nothing to do with islam, no way, no how. It’s not like mohamad raped, lied, killed, murdered, deceived to further his ends. No wait a minute, that is actually all he did. Well that and rape 9 year olds. Never mind.

    • husseinovomit

      Since the 7th Century, muzzrats have made NO POSITIVE CONTRIBUTIONS to the World.

      All that muzzrats have contributed have been NEGATIVES—the Three D’s—Death, Destruction and Deception.

  • scocope

    His mother is claiming he heard voices telling him to do bad things and I do not doubt that; I’m sure Allah told him to shoot the Infidels and every terrorist can make that claim.

    • Shafiq Islam

      Too bad he didn’t hear Jesus telling him to love his enemies instead.

  • iprazhm

    This police officer lost the Government’s Islam lottery. Who will lose next week…tomorrow?

  • husseinovomit

    WHAT A STUPID MAYOR.

    What should you believe—THE TRUTH, and 1,400 years of muzzie barbarism, or LYING WORDS of muzzrat’s drivel repeated by FOOLISH Leftist DHIMMIS???

    Although Hitler worked with the muzzrats, he was sometimes offended by their OPEN barbarism. Nazis had MORE civility than did muzzrats!

    Make America and Israel muslim-FREE ZONES

  • husseinovomit

    What this muzzrat displays is a LEAD DEFICIENCY.

    The cure??
    Grab an Israeli-made Magnum Research .50 caliber Desert Eagle handgun (Manufactured by Israeli Jews). Dip the rounds in lard. Load Magazine. Place loaded Desert Eagle to muzzrat’s head. Pull trigger and muzzrat will receive proper LEAD SUPPLEMENT!

    The Solution??? Make America and Israel “muslim-FREE ZONES”

    NO muslims;
    NO TERRORISM!!

    • Shafiq Islam

      Hussein, I seriously think you are right about the lard. If the authorities injected the bodies of all dead terrorists with pig blood, dog urine and alcohol, and made it known that their policy is to do so, these fools expecting paradise with 72 virgins and 28 beautiful prepubescent boys (really!) would get cold feet. The Muslim idea of the resurrection is that the body will be assumed into paradise and surely one filled with haram substances would be barred.

  • husseinovomit

    Make the White House a “muslim-FREE ZONE.”

  • Peter May

    im begining to think im in a bad dream? just 35 comments on this, where are the millions of worried people?

  • mdy616

    Mayor Jim Kenney said the shooting had nothing to do with Islam.

    “It is abhorrent,” he said. “It does not represent the religion in any shape or form or any of the teachings.

    Is Mr. Kenney a muslim? How would he know if is abhorrent? If he would read the Quran he would know this animal did exactly what the Quran says to do.

    I wonder if he is so quick to come to the defense of someone who the old media calls a Christian? I am sure he does not call a special new conference to say “this murderer was not a Christian. What he did is abhorrent and has nothing to do with the teachings of Christ.” Yeah, I am sure he does that…