As we reported earlier today, 30-year-old Edward Archer, the shooting suspect who was captured on video assaulting a police officer in his patrol car, confessed that he did it in the name of Islam. According to reports, he also pledged allegiance to ISIS, the radical group well known for killing and beheading everyone it comes in contact with.
But that’s not good enough for Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, who seemed to be auditioning for a position at CAIR.
Last night’s shooting had nothing to do with any faith. It was a violent assault by a criminal. I urge all Philadelphians to stand together.
— Jim #VaxUpPhilly Kenney (@PhillyMayor) January 8, 2016
Here’s video of his statement:
Apparently, it doesn’t matter that authorities described the ambush as a terrorist attack and highlighted his pledge to ISIS.
— CNN (@CNN) January 8, 2016
Breitbart.com posted some background on this mayor, who seems to living in a fantasy world:
While running for office, Kenney consistently reached out to the Muslim community for support.
In July, he signed a “pledge to combat bigotry” at the Al-Aqsa Islamic Society. The pledge was created by the Arab American Institute, an anti-Israel organization that seeks to promote Arab politicians for higher office. In signing the pledge, Kenney, agreed to combat criticism of Islam, and to “speak out” against ‘Islamophobia.’
Weasel Zippers posted a picture of the mayor signing that pledge:
Didn't the assailant say he did it in the name of Islam? https://t.co/vVL913w58L
— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) January 8, 2016
Yes, but that doesn’t matter…
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- Wealthy filmmaker Michael Moore holds sign at Trump Tower: ‘We are all Muslim’
- Video: Muslim students at Brooklyn College praise Allah for ISIS
- Report: ISIS militants ‘systematically beheading’ Christian children in Mosul