When we first reported on the NYPD officer who was attacked by a man wielding a meat-cleaver, the attack was being blamed on the perp’s becoming outraged at having his car booted. While this remains true, the plot as they say, has thickened.
The meat cleaver maniac who hacked an off-duty cop is a Palestinian busted two months ago while screaming in Arabic outside a Brooklyn synagogue.
Suspect Akram Joudeh was only in New York for Thursday’s Midtown rampage because he was appealing a deportation notice — with a hearing set for Oct. 14, a high-ranking NYPD source told the Daily News.
Cops found two knives inside Joudeh’s car after answering the July report of an erratic man on Shore Parkway in Brooklyn shout “Allahu Akbar!” — or “God is great” in Arabic.
But the source said investigations by the NYPD and FBI showed Joudeh, 32, was emotionally disturbed and not a terrorist threat.
Ahh…the old “mental health” obfuscation. This is the favorite catch-all term authorities use when they want to avoid labeling an Islamist attack as an act of jihad.
From Frontpage Magazine:
Are you starting to see a pattern?
What could account for this global outbreak of mental illness, that always manifests itself in similar ways? Authorities should start asking themselves why so many mentally ill people embrace Islamic jihad violence. This sort of thing happens so often that the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders should consider adding “Islamic jihad” as a mental illness to its next edition.
At the time of this writing, there is breaking news that 5 men have been arrested in relation to the bombings in New York and New Jersey. This afternoon there was talk that it was a gay-rights activist, though little evidence beyond a social media claim has been reported. If the 5 men are behind the plot, I find a that scenario extremely implausible.