Well, Duh! FBI Now Treating Philly Terror Attack as Act of Terrorism

Posted by on Jan 14, 2016 at 1:50 pm

Why the big hurry? It was only obvious once everyone saw the video. At this point, most of the media’s ignoring the story and the failure in the White House is never even going to acknowledge it.

FBI officials said the agency is investigating the ambush shooting of a Philadelphia police officer as a terrorist attack.

FBI Director James Comey spoke briefly about the investigation Wednesday in Pittsburgh.

He said although the shooting is being treated as an act of terrorism, that isn’t new: The FBI has been treating the shooting as such since the start of the investigation.

He said trying to understand the gunman’s motive is “a tangled web we have to untangle.”

On the upside, ISIS is contained. Obama said so himself.

Police said Yeadon resident Edward Archer, 30, told them he was acting “in the name of Islam” when he opened fire on Officer Jesse Hartnett’s marked cruiser Jan. 7 at a Philadelphia intersection.

“This is a dangerous world, this is a dangerous time,” said U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) while addressing the meeting after a call with FBI officials Thursday morning. U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) joined Toomey on the briefing.

Toomey said he wasn’t told of any eminent threat however against law enforcement nor the public. He also didn’t say how Archer became “radicalized.”

Well, let us help you out with that.

Asim Abdur Rashid, imam of Masjid Mujahideen on south 60th Street in West Philadelphia, said he was stunned Friday when his son called and said that someone near the mosque shot a police officer in the name of Islam.

“I said, ‘What?’ ” Rashid recalled Sunday.

Friday afternoon, Rashid denounced the shooting and said he did not know the gunman, whom police identified as Edward Archer, 30, of Philadelphia and Yeadon.

A few hours later, members of the masjid set Rashid straight by citing Archer’s Muslim name.

“We called him Abdul Shaheed . . . Abdul means ‘servant,’ and Shaheed means ‘the witness,’ ” Rashid said. “He was a frequent member of the masjid. But I did not know him as Archer. And I did not recognize his picture. We don’t call each other by the names we had before we converted to Islam.”

In an interview Sunday, Rashid went on to explain Archer’s role at the mosque:

“He was no companion of mine. He attended certain affairs that we had. He organized touch football teams in the community. That was the extent of it.”

As we all know, these guys would never lie to anyone.

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