The mainstream media always downplays and tries to obscure the jihad aspects of jihad attacks, and this New York Post story is no different: Thompson, we’re told, was angry about racism and wanted to make white people pay for slavery. The Post doesn’t consider it worth mentioning that Thompson wrote: “If the Zionists and the Crusaders had never invaded and colonized the Islamic lands after WW1, then there would be no need for Jihad! Which is better, to sit around and do nothing, or to Jihad fisabeelallah!” Nonetheless, they do include in this article a good deal about Thompson’s jihadist allegiances and interests. It is noteworthy that his conversion to Islam didn’t calm his rage or turn into someone who was tolerant and peaceful. Instead, it inspired him to even great hatred, and ultimately to attempted murder. No one, however, in the government, law enforcement or media dares to examine the implications of that.
“Ax attacker wanted ‘white people to pay’ for slavery,” by Kevin Fasick, Amber Jamieson and Laura Italiano, New York Post, October 25, 2014 (thanks to Jerk Chicken):
The self-radicalized madman who attacked four rookie Queens cops with a hatchet had more than just jihad on his mind — he also wanted to kill white people.
“He wanted white people to pay for all that slavery and all that racism,” the father of slain hatchet loon Zale Thompson, 32, told The Post Saturday. “I think he committed suicide — and he was taking one of y’all with him,” his father, Ralph Thompson, said, speaking through the screen door of the two-story Queens Village house where his unhinged son also once lived.
Asked if “one of y’all” meant white people,” the father said, “Yeah.”
“He just said, ‘They have to pay for all their unfairness,’ ” the father added. “Unfairness for the way they treat black people.”
Zale Thompson, 32, was shot dead on a Jamaica, Queens, sidewalk Thursday after he lunged with a blue-handled hatchet at four rookie cops, striking Officer Joseph Meeker, 24, in the arm and Officer Kenneth Healey, 25, in the back of the head. Both those officers are white, as is the third cop. The fourth cop is a light-skinned Hispanic.
“I didn’t know it would get that serious,” the father said wearily of his son, a Navy veteran described by former friends as “bright” but radically pro-“black power” in his youth and a Muslim convert in recent years.
“I didn’t know he was going to carry on a mission on his own,” added the father.
Unconnected to any terror group or even any mosque, and with no criminal record in New York, Zale Thompson was unknown to law enforcement as a potential threat, police sources said.
But over the last several years, he was quietly becoming an ardent devourer of violent Islamic propaganda, police said.
“This guy spent every waking moment on the Internet,” said one law-enforcement source. Police are looking back as far as five years to see whether anyone else Thompson communicated with is a threat.
“He Googled the words ‘jihad against police,’ ” the source said of Thompson’s more recent activity. “He also looked up [news stories on] the two Canadian attacks” last week, the source added, referring to so-called “lone wolf” jihadist shooting of a ceremonial guard in Ottawa and a fatal attack on a soldier in Quebec.
ISIS extremists have been urging lone-wolf attacks on police and soldiers in Europe and the United States.
Following the attack, police brass on Friday ordered that foot patrols citywide be conducted in pairs.
“Strike their police, security and intelligence members, as well as their treacherous agents,” ISIS spokesman Aub Mohammad al-Adnani posted on Sept. 21. “If you are not able to find an IED or a bullet, then single out the disbelieving American, Frenchman, or any of their allies. Smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car, or throw him down from a high place, or choke him or poison him.”
Another extremist essay — titled, “To 2.6M Muslims in USA: A Call to Arms to Defend Islam and Avenge the Slaughter of Muslims” and published Sept. 16 — directly encouraged jihadi wannabes to attack cops.
“Knocking off a police, military or any other law-enforcement officer sends a chilling message to the so-called ‘civilians’ and fills their hearts with consternation,” it reads.
Zale Thompson’s own rants mirrored the hate-mongers’ rhetoric. “America’s military is strong abroad, but they have never faced an internal mass revolt,” he wrote on Facebook, where his page featured a photo of a Muslim warrior with a turban and sword. “They are weaker at home. We are scattered and decentralized, we can use this as an advantage.”…
Neighbors said Thompson continued to claim he was “on leave” as recently as this summer. When neighbors would ask him how he was spending his time at home, “He said, ‘I’m reading the Koran. I converted to Islam,’ ” said one neighbor, asking his name not be revealed….