Thursday's HOT MIC

Thursday's HOT MIC

Cultural enrichment from a convert to the religion of peace:

Dane Bancroft may only be 13 years old, but his father says  the boy is a “hero.” 

Dane, a student at Watson B. Duncan Middle School in Palm Beach Gardens, interrupted a knife attack at his home at BallenIsles Country Club early Monday that left another boy dead and Dane’s mother, Elaine M. Simon, hospitalized with stab wounds. Dane was also left seriously wounded after being stabbed 32 times during the attack, according to Palm Beach Gardens police.

Lucas Bancroft, Dane’s father, said his son had a kidney removed, sustained liver damage and has undergone two surgeries since he was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center, but is expected to recover. "He’s a hero,” Bancroft said during a phone interview. “He saved his mom.”

From what, you ask?

Corey Johnson, 17, is being held in juvenile detention while a grand jury decides whether to charge him as an adult on one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first degree murder. Jovanni Sierra, a 13-year-old friend of Dane’s who was spending the night, was allegedly killed by Johnson. Johnson was on top of Simon stabbing down at her and “trying to end her life” when Dane pushed him off, his father said. Dane and Johnson engaged in a “brutal fight” that allowed Simon to run to a neighbor’s house and call police.

According to the police report, Johnson’s Muslim faith was ridiculed by Dane while the boys attended Jovanni Sierra’s birthday party on Sunday. “That’s something that would have set him off,” said Kyle, adding that Johnson didn’t take kindly to dismissive comments about his faith.

So, a "lone wolf," then? No -- a known wolf:

A Florida teenager who allegedly told police he stabbed three people, one fatally, after he was mocked for being a Muslim was already on the FBI's radar and about to be arrested on federal charges, police reports show. The FBI, which met with suspect Corey Johnson, 17, of Jupiter last year, began monitoring his social media accounts because of terror-related activity -- almost a year before Monday's bloody knife attack on two 13-year-old boys and the mother of one of the boys at a birthday sleepover, according to a police report.

The investigation -- which stretched back to at least January 2017 -- involves Johnson's alleged interest in ISIS, social media activity that included watching beheading videos, a threat Johnson allegedly made against a school in northern England and his reported fascination with dictators and extremist groups such as the Ku Klux Klan, according to reports compiled by Jupiter police.

Palm Beach Gardens investigators said Johnson's faith led to Monday's attacks, which left the boy celebrating his birthday dead.

Islam: a clear and present danger, but one to which political correctness is deliberately blinding us.