Mayor of Philadelphia, PA Jim Kenney held a press conference to discuss the recent ISIS related terrorist attack on Philadelphia Police Officer Jesse Hartnett. Kenney addressed the public concerning the role that Islam may have played in the attack.
“In no way shape or form does anyone in this room believe that Islam or the teaching of Islam has anything to do with what you’ve seen on the screen,” Kenney said. “That is abhorrent. It’s terrible and it does not represent the religion in any way, shape, or form or any of it teachings. This is a criminal, with a stolen gun, who tried to kill one of our officers. It has nothing to do with being a Muslim or following Islamic faith.”
However, the criminal himself admitted that he was motivated to execute Officer Hartnett by his allegiance to the ISIS and Allah.
Mayor Kenney’s apparent attempt to downplay the incident has man outraged. Western Journalism reported the “fuming” response from Fox News guest Judge Jeanine Pirro:
How dare you take the sympathy away from the victim, Officer Hartnett? And the men and women in blue under siege in this country by the haters and turn it into sympathy and understanding for a different group? I don’t need you tell me or lecture me what I should be thinking because you want to suck up to the commander in chief. How about you drop your liberal, ideological nonsense and stop apologizing and start focusing on the threats to kill those in your department. I don’t know if you need to see an eye doctor, but the man is wearing Muslim garb! He has sworn allegiance to ISIS. He told the cops he did it for Allah and ISIS. His own mother says he’s a devout Muslim. Are you stupid?
Now, another high-profile critic has come forward to also directly contradict Kenney’s assertion that the incident was not an Islamic-inspired terrorist attack.
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clark contradicted Kenney’s statement saying, “As Ben Franklin said, ‘we are all born ignorant but one must work really hard to remain stupid.’ Apparently he had Mayor Kenney in mind when he said that …That is an idiotic statement [referencing Kenny’s comments]. This has everything to do with Islam as a political ideology.”