Surprised? Well, you know, as Muhammad said, “War is deceit,” and these days if Ibrahim Rahim is able to convince Leftists and race agitators that Usaama Rahim was shot in the back, he could set Boston on fire. And some people, both at home and over in the Islamic State, very much want to set our cities on fire these days.
“Boston shooting: Suspect not shot in back, clergy say,” by Ray Sanchez, Evan Perez, Shimon Prokupecz and Lorenzo Ferrigno, CNN, June 3, 2015:
(CNN)A Boston man fatally shot by police after he waved a knife at officers was not on the phone at the time of the shooting and was not shot in the back, as had been reported by a relative, according to clergy and civic leaders who met with authorities Wednesday.
Police killed the alleged terror suspect, Usaama Rahim, on a Boston street Tuesday, as he wielded a large military-style knife, officials said. Rahim, 26, is believed to have been radicalized by ISIS and other extremist influences.
Authorities showed surveillance video of the incident during an unusual meeting with religious and civil rights leaders in an attempt to allay community concerns about the shooting.
“What the video does reveal to us very clearly is that the individual was not on the cellphone, the individual was not shot in the back and that the information reported by others that that was the case was inaccurate,” Darnell Williams, president and chief executive of urban league of Eastern Massachusetts, said at a news conference with the police commissioner and other authorities.
Rahim’s brother has posted on social media that the suspect was on the phone with their father Tuesday and was shot three times in the back during the confrontation with police.
Williams said prosecutors want Rahim’s family to see the video before showing to the public.
The religious and civic leaders said Rahim appeared to be shot three times — in the shoulder, abdomen and chest. Police had earlier reported that he was struck two times.
Imam Abdullah Faaruuq, speaking for the Muslim community, said the video was inconclusive.
“I don’t think that he was shot in the back. … However we couldn’t see clearly at all,” he said, adding that the distance preventing from seeing whether the Rahim was brandishing a knife. “It was very far away. We can’t be clear as to what transpired.”
He added, “We can’t say what happened. We weren’t there. We do see a very vague video that is not clear as to what transpired. It wasn’t at a bus stop. He wasn’t shot in the back and there is not detail enough on the video to tell us exactly what happened.”
Anti-terrorism authorities had Rahim under 24-hour surveillance, said Vincent B. Lisi, FBI special agent in charge, on Tuesday.
Later Tuesday, authorities arrested a second man in connection with the case. The U.S. attorney’s office in Boston identified the man as David Wright. He will appear Wednesday in federal court in Boston, said Christina Sterling, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney’s office.
“As of right now, we don’t think there is any concern for public safety,” Lisi said….
There never is.