Philly mayor: Shooting by ISIS-supporting Muslim not about Islam, despite shooter’s confession

Source: YouTube screenshot

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.

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. 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:


Yes, but that doesn’t matter…


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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