As news begins to trickle out on Ismaaiyl Brinsley, the shooter who murdered two NYPD cops today execution-style, it has been discovered that Brinsley posted on his Facebook account a page of the Quran with a notorious verse calling for waging terror on Allah’s enemies.
Quran 8:60 says:
Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may not know, but whom Allah doth know. Whatever ye shall spend in the cause of Allah, shall be repaid unto you, and ye shall not be treated unjustly.
The title for Suran 8 is “Al-Anfal,” “The Spoils of War.” A segment of this same verse is used by the Muslim Brotherhood in their logo directly beneath the two swords, “And make ready…”:
Another image from what appears to be his now deactivated Instagram account from five months ago shows him wishing viewers an “Eid Mubarak” during Ramadan, as well as another image of a burning American flag.