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“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.

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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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Janet Porter
Janet (Folger) Porter is President and Founder of Faith2Action, the nation’s largest network of pro-family groups. Janet authored the first Heartbeat Bill to legally protect unborn babies with detectible heartbeats which inspired Arkansas and North Dakota's Heartbeat Laws--the most protective pro-life laws in the nation. She has authored five books including: The Criminalization of Christianity and hosts a daily radio commentary heard in more than 300 markets. You can follow her on Twitter @Faith2Action.

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