Update on NYC cleaver-attack: Palestinian attacker had been scheduled for deportation


Akram Joudeh – a palestinian man who attacked an NYPD officer with a meat-cleaver, had been scheduled for deportation

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.

From NYDailyNews:

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.

Stay tuned.


NYPD Detective Brian O’Donnell leaves the hospital to a hero’s reception.


  1. ad-lib says:

    why is Palestinian in quotes? some dispute about the suspect’s origin?

    1. Honestly, it was a moment of unprofessionalism borne of exhaustion (I spent 4 of the previous 5 days guiding in 95 degree heat).

      Back in high school, one of my best friends (who is admittedly an extremely outspoken Zionist) convinced me (bolstered by my own independent reading) of the controversial (though imho compelling) view that the Palestinians are not, and have never been a distinct people.

      Palestine, to the extent that it has ever been a country has never been a self-governing entity. The region that makes up roughly modern-day Israel was an administrative partition dating back to the times of the Romans, through the Ottoman Empire, and then the British following WW1. In fact, throughout much of history the term “Palestinian” referred to Jews living in the region known as Palestine. Those who have claimed “Palestinian” identity are Arabs of Egyptian, Saudi, and Jordanian descent.

      To quote from a piece by Joseph Farrah: http://www.wnd.com/2002/07/14501/#rfrree1OeUk3rQS3.99

      “Way back on March 31, 1977, the Dutch newspaper Trouw published an interview with Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee member Zahir Muhsein. Here’s what he said: “The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct “Palestinian people” to oppose Zionism.

      For tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa, while as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan.”

      You can also read more at: http://spectator.org/in-their-own-words-an-invented-palestinian-nation/

      As I said it was unprofessional of me, and unnecessary to the event in question – the attack on the NYPD detective. In the interest of not bringing in a tangential debate, I have eliminated the quotation marks.

      That said, I am an unapologetic Christian defender of the State of Israel. You can read a more complete disclosure of my admitted bias in the conflict here:


      In a nutshell, as a Libertarian, I support a pluralistic, democratic society over the one that runs summer camps which indoctrinate hatred and teach children to kill Jews. Hamas actually uses a Disney-like program of Islamic supremacy and glorifies violence.


      or this:


      There is a saying, “If the Arabs lay down their arms there will be no more war. If Israel lays down its arms, there will be no more Israel”.

      Coming on the heels of the MN knife attack and the multiple NY/NJ bombings, I was in no mood to be sympathetic to Islamists.

  2. ad-lib says:

    i may not totally agree, but i do understand the argument.

    1. Reasonable discourse and disagreement. Novel concept in this day and age.

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