An informed source close to the investigation of the murders of the Coptic family in New Jersey has given me some more information:
The police and prosecutor are “very scared” of this case. The Muslim community in Jersey City is putting enormous pressure on City Hall to softpedal the case. Says my source: “They [police and prosecutor] want this case to go away quickly because of that.”
Both press and prosecutor are hampered by general ignorance of Islamic teaching on proselytizing and conversion, and of how jihadists operate.
Of course, my problem with the police and prosecutor’s reaction is that if this really was a Sharia-inspired killing, they are opening the door to more of the same if they do not handle this case carefully and thoroughly.
My source went to the Armanious house after the murders. The house does not appear to be of a wealthy family, and does not stand out in the poor neighborhood where it is located; this makes it more difficult to sustain the notion that the primary motive was robbery. My source saw that there was no sign of forced entry.
There are indications that Sylvia, the 15-year-old, innocently let one of the perpetrators know where she lived.