Published On: Tue, Jan 12th, 2016

Philly Jim Kenney defends Islam after terrorist shoots at police citing his faith

Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney recently stated that the terrorist who shot a Philadelphia police officer did not do it because of Islam, this after the shooter confessed to the crime and admitted that he did it because of Islam.

Breitbart reported that the shooting happened on Thursday when Philadelphia policeman Jesse Hartnett, 33, was shot by Edward Archer, a Muslim. Archer shot at Hartnett 13 times, hitting him three times in the arm.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross told reporters that Archer confessed to the whole thing, stating that he did it in the name of the Islamic State group.

“According to him (the shooter), police bend laws that are contrary to the teachings of the Quran,” Ross stated at a press conference.

Mayor Kenney then took to the podium and spent the bulk of his time claiming that the shooter didn’t actually do it in the name of Islam, and that this was just a random act of violence, not a terror attack.

“That is abhorrent. It’s just terrible and it does not represent this religion (Islam) in any way shape or form or any of its teachings,” the Philadelphia mayor stated. “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 the Islamic faith.”

Hartnett was expected to make a full recovery.

Mayor Kenney was just recently elected. He campaigned promising to speak out against Islamophobia.

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