(1 min Audio Report – Faith2Action)
“It has nothing to do with being a Muslim or following the Islamic faith.”
Those words from Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney regarding the shooting of Officer Jesse Hartnett, who was shot while sitting in his police car by a man wearing Muslim attire.
The mayor said it had nothing to do with being a Muslim, but the shooter said it had everything to do with being a Muslim. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross reported that the suspect said he had committed the attempted execution in the name of the Islamic State.
But that didn’t stop the mayor. He tweeted, “Last night’s shooting had nothing to do with any faith.” Might this discrepancy have something to do with the Mayor’s pledge to the Islamic Society to combat criticism of Islam? Does that pledge include lying?
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