On the very same day that a hatchet-wielding man attacked four rookie New York City cops, critically injuring one, Breitbart News published an exclusive report that federal law enforcement agencies had specifically warned of just such a possibility:
Federal authorities have warned US law enforcement of potential terror attacks against them from homegrown ISIS members or supporters, according to a leaked internal bulletin exclusively obtained by Breitbart Texas.
The memo was issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a Joint Intelligence Bulletin and is titled, “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and Its Supporters Encouraging Attacks Against Law Enforcement and Government Personnel.”
Only days earlier, we know that two separate terrorist attacks occurred in Canada — each claiming the life of Canadian military personnel. In both instances, the attackers were said to have been Muslims with terror ties.
It’s also been reported that ISIS has issued calls for its followers and sympathizers to carry out attacks in the United States. Via Fox News:
A law enforcement bulletin obtained by FoxNews.com warned that Islamic State fighters have increased calls for “lone wolves” to attack U.S. soldiers in America in recent months, citing one tweet that called for jihadists to find service members’ addresses online and then “show up and slaughter them.”
Which brings us to Thursday’s attack on a group of NYC police officers in Queens by a man using a metal hatchet as a weapon. After he had injured two officers, he was shot to death by police.
Despite the fact that that attacker, identified as 32-year-old Zale Thompson, had made a number of inflammatory and threatening social media posts, despite the nature of those messages that included terror-related calls for jihadist-inspired revolution — despite that clear evidence, ABC News is reporting that police sources say the attacker was just an angry individual, not a man with terrorist ties.
A hatchet-wielding man who attacked two police officers in New York City before he was shot to death was likely “just an angry guy” and was not connected to any terrorist organizations, a police source told ABC News.
“The initial impression is that he’s just an angry guy who’s ranting about the American government and American oppression of foreign people,” the source said.
On his Fox News show Thursday night, Sean Hannity discussed the incident in depth, exploring with his two guests the apparent connections between the hatchet-man and Islamic teachings.
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You can see the Hannity interview by clicking on the video above.
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