The New York Post and news outlets across the country immediately touted the murder as a response to alleged police brutality and as revenge for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garnner. And there was immediate backlash against Al Sharpton, Eric Holder, and President Obama for inciting public outrage against police officers. But I wonder if the media's conclusion might not have been precipitous. Or was it just deliberately incorrect and dangerously irresponsible?
On March 7th of this year, Mr. Brinsley posted on his Facebook page Sura 8:60 from the Koran: " Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may not know, but whom Allah doth know. Whatever ye shall spend in the cause of Allah, shall be repaid unto you, and ye shall not be treated unjustly."
Mr. Brinsley was Facebook friends with Sheik Yusuf Estes and with Muslim convert Amir Muhadith (a rapper formerly known as Loon, who is currently serving a 14 year prison sentence for Heroin dealing). Mr. Brinsley spoke Arabic. Mr. Brinsley was a Muslim.
The Islamophilic press will never even suggest that the murders of officers Ramos and Liu were an act of jihad. But it certainly fit the pattern – senseless, terrorist murder followed by suicide. Was Mr. Brinsley, a Muslim, inspired by the same zeal that inspired recent Muslim convert Zale Thompson's 23 October hatchet attack that critically wounded NYPD Officer Kenneth Healey?
Mr. Brinsley and Mr. Thompson were both what we used to be able to call "losers." At 28, Mr. Brinsley had alienated every member of his family, including his mother. He had been in prison, he had no permanent address, and he seemed incapable of even shoplifting a pack of condoms from a drug store without getting caught.
32 year old Zale Thompson, aka Zaim Farouq Abdul-Malik, was an unemployed black man with a rap sheet in California and a dishonorable discharge from the Navy, who was living with his parents. But these two losers had something else in common – they were both Muslims.
There is only one reason that Muslim agitators recruit and nurture young social misfits like Messrs. Brinsley and Thompson – to serve as jihad fodder in the Muslim conspiracy to establish a worldwide caliphate. The sole goal of Islam is world domination. And the methods they employ are terrorism, proselytization, and religious hypnosis. The goal of Friday prayer services is to infuriate and indoctrinate the faithful with a hatred for infidels and a zombie-like determination to carry out jihad in the name of Allah.
There is little doubt that inflammatory rhetoric such as that spewed in recent months by such notable public figures as Al Sharpton and New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio has raised the level of danger that police officers across the country face every day. To use that fact, however, to obfuscate the very real threat of home grown jihad is irresponsible and dangerous to the security of the United States.
"Fight against them until idolatry is no more and Allah's religion reigns supreme" – Koran, Sura 8:39
Update 24 December: Ismaaiyl Brinsley had a Facebook page under the name Ismaaiyl Abdullah-Muhammad, in which he cites his association with the Islamic Society of North America, a Muslim Brotherhood front organization.