“A police officer in Philadelphia was shot multiple times late Thursday by an attacker who told authorities he had pledged loyalty to the Islamic State,” washingtonpost.com reports. “The officer survived the ‘unprovoked’ shooting and returned fire, hitting the attacker, who survived and was taken into custody, Richard Ross Jr., the city’s new police commissioner, said at a news conference. Ross said during a later news conference that the suspect confessed to the shooting and told detectives . . .
he did it “in the name of Islam.”
Police also said that the attacker told authorities he was pledging allegiance to the Islamic State, the militant group that has declared a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria.
The remainder of the Post article examines the incident from the police ambush perspective, completely ignoring the Islamic angle. The general pubic is not likely to share their lack of concern.
While it’s only a matter of time before the civilian disarmament industrial complex demands to know where the shooter got his gat – Rush Limbaugh is reporting that the gun was stolen from the police in 2013 – anyone with half a brain knows that bad guys get guns. Period. Meanwhile, incidents like this are spurring gun sales to new heights. And rightly so.