Although the mayor of Philadelphia is loath to admit it, Islam did have something to do with Edward Archer’s attempt on a Philadelphia officer’s life Thursday. After his arrest for ambushing and shooting Philadelphia Police Officer Jesse Hartnett while he sat in his police cruiser, Archer told police that he was acting in the name of Islam.
The suspect, 30-year-old Edward Archer, also pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria when he was questioned after his arrest in the shooting late Thursday, police said.
According to a CBS News police source, 30-year-old Edward Archer is a U.S. citizen and has spent time in prison, which is where he may have converted to Islam. In recent years, prisons have become veritable recruitment and training centers for jihadists. The Nation of Islam, known for their hatred of law enforcement officers, has a massive presence in America’s prisons.
According to a police source, Archer traveled to Cairo, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia in 2011 and 2012.
His arrest record includes a 2013 arrest in Pennsylvania for illegal gun possession, for which he served little time.
Archer was tracked down by police in 2013 and faced bevy of charges that included aggravated assault, conspiracy, terroristic threats, simple assault and others that involved firearms. He pleaded guilty last year to carrying a gun without a license, a third-degree felony, and simple assault, a second-degree misdemeanor. The more severe charges were dropped in the plea deal.
According to court documents, Archer was sentenced to nine to 13 months in prison, was allowed to count time served and was immediately paroled. Records show he was originally arrested April 14, 2013 and was released April 30, 2013 after posting partial bail.
Police Commissioner Richard Ross characterized the attack on Officer Hartnett as “an attempted assassination.”
Who recently called on his followers to “stalk and kill” their enemies (meaning cops)?
“The Koran teaches persecution is worse than slaughter,” Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan preached on July 30 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Miami. “Then it says, retaliation is prescribed in matters of the slain. Retaliation is a prescription from God to calm the breaths of those whose children have been slain.”
In case it wasn’t clear, he added, “We must rise up and kill those who kill us. Stalk them and kill them and let them feel the pain of death that we are feeling.”
I wondered at the time how it was possible that this influential black Muslim leader could get away with such inflammatory, hateful speech. In the United Kingdom, even pro-Sharia preacher Anjem Choudary occasionally faces jail time for his poisonous hate-mongering.
Yet here in America, Farrakhan is allowed to encourage the murder of white people without any repercussions, and his allies in the New Black Panther Party are allowed to flagrantly violate existing gun laws while Obama’s Justice Department looks the other way.
In addition, last June, former New Black Panther Party chairman Malik Zulu Shabazz, a friend of Farrakhan, told a group of about 200 African American Charlestonians that they needed to “finish the mission” of killing “slave masters” and their families.
Some of the more militant members of the Black Lives Matter/black grievance movements also engaged in shocking, terroristic rhetoric last year.
Incredibly, the Obama White House had nothing to say about any of those incidents. The reason for this should not be a mystery: Obama’s ties to the “black nationalist movement” run deep.
A former top deputy to the Nation of Islam told Newsmax back in 2008 that Obama and Farrakhan had “an open line between them” to discuss policy and strategy for many years.
Dr. Vibert White Jr., who spent most of his adult life as a member and ultimately top officer of the Nation of Islam, said, “Obama was ‘part of the Chicago scene’ where Farrakhan, Jesse Jackson, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. and radicals would go to each other’s events and support each other’s causes.”
Obama attended the NOI’s Million Man March in Washington, D.C., in October of 1995, an event organized by Louis Farrakhan and his then pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
“These are mean, cruel times, exemplified by a ‘lock ’em up, take no prisoners’ mentality that dominates the Republican-led Congress,” Obama said at the time.
“Historically, African-Americans have turned inward and towards black nationalism whenever they have a sense, as we do now, that the mainstream has rebuffed us, and that white Americans couldn’t care less about the profound problems African-Americans are facing.”
In September of 2010, then Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had “a secret sit-down with militant minister Louis Farrakhan and members of the New Black Panther Party Tuesday” in New York.”
Disturbing audio emerged that December featuring Malik Zulu Shabazz describing what was discussed during the encounter with “the A-man from I-ran.” He spoke nonchalantly of building an alliance with Iran and securing raw materials to over-throw America.
In 2012, the late, great Andrew Breitbart drew attention to the appearance of the name “Malik Shabazz” on the White House’s guest logs:
I have been calling for the White House to disclose which Malik Shabazz visited the private White House residence on July 25, 2009, two months after the DOJ voter intimidation case was dismissed. So far, the White House has refused to do so, leaving open the question of which “Malik Shabazz” appears in visitor logs released to the public.
The question was never answered. Needless to say, “Malik Shabazz” is not a terribly common name, and the timing of the visit is curious to say the least.
Also “curious” is the White House’s silence on aspiring cop-killer Edward Archer.
Josh Earnest told reporters he had not yet heard about the incident when questioned during the White House press briefing Friday.
Friday night, a visibly disgusted Megyn Kelly informed The Kelly File viewers that by airtime, the president had still not issued a statement on the jihadi attack on a cop.
“With any other administration, we’d be astonished,” guest Charles Krauthammer noted. “But with this administration, we’re not.” He added, “It’s not just becoming ridiculous, it’s becoming tiresome.