The driver was “Khalil Lawal, 31, of Arlington, Virginia.” Khalil Lawal of Arlington, Virginia, 31, has a Facebook page (doubtless it will soon be taken down). He is a member of the group Jannah Al-Firdaus, which says: “Jannah [Paradise] is my Goal My happiness is my Imaan [faith] and my Imaan [faith] is in my heart and my heart doesn’t belong to anyone but Allaah:)♥ In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful Alsalam Alaykum…”
“Investigators say Lawal apparently tried to use his black Honda hit a person who had just gotten out of a car. Then, on foot, Lawal chased another person who had tried to detain him, and then charged at the off-duty officer after he approached, leading to a violent struggle.”
Last June, the Islamic State published a poster depicting an SUV driving over a heap of skulls and bearing the legend “Run Over Them Without Mercy.”
And the Islamic State issued this call in September 2014:
So O muwahhid, do not let this battle pass you by wherever you may be. You must strike the soldiers, patrons, and troops of the tawaghit. Strike their police, security, and intelligence members, as well as their treacherous agents. Destroy their beds. Embitter their lives for them and busy them with themselves. If you can kill a disbelieving American or European — especially the spiteful and filthy French — or an Australian, or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever from the disbelievers waging war, including the citizens of the countries that entered into a coalition against the Islamic State, then rely upon Allah, and kill him in any manner or way however it may be….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….
“The struggle between the suspect and the officer was caught on video, Commissioner Richard Ross said during a news conference late Monday. However, he said he was concerned about the number of shots the detective fired.”
Is the detective about to be made a scapegoat for the “Islamophobic” crime of stopping this jihadi?
“Driver shot, killed by off-duty officer in South Philadelphia ID’d,” WPVI, January 30, 2018 (thanks to Orange Martyrs):
SOUTH PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Philadelphia police have released the name of the driver who was shot and killed by an off-duty officer on Monday in South Philadelphia.
Khalil Lawal, 31, of Arlington, Virginia, was pronounced dead a few hours after the shooting.
It all began around 7:30 a.m. Monday near Broad and Bigler streets.
Chopper 6 was over the scene of an officer-involved shooting in South Philadelphia on January 29, 2018.
Investigators say Lawal apparently tried to use his black Honda hit a person who had just gotten out of a car.
Then, on foot, Lawal chased another person who had tried to detain him, and then charged at the off-duty officer after he approached, leading to a violent struggle.
During the struggle, the officer fired about ten shots, hitting Lawal in the torso, legs, and face.
The detective suffered minor injuries and has been treated and released from the hospital.
The struggle between the suspect and the officer was caught on video, Commissioner Richard Ross said during a news conference late Monday.
However, he said he was concerned about the number of shots the detective fired….