Despite the vast majority of American media outlets overlooking that the killer of two New York City police officers was a member of the Black Guerrilla Family criminal gang, as reported by the New York Daily News on Dec. 20, 2014, only a handful of news portals are reporting that Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley was also posting to social media passages from the Koran widely associated with the Islamic Jihad terrorist movement.
While Facebook has cancelled Brinsley’s account, the Christian News site is reporting on Dec. 21, 2014 that the killer posted Arabic as one of the languages he spoke. But what may be even more disturbing is that the murderer could be a lone wolf jihadist killer per the recent ISIS call to violent jihad worldwide.
Prior to the ambush and execution-style murder of NYPD Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos while on duty in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvedstant, Brinsley made a point of photographing and posting Surah 8:60 from the Islamic Koran. Often cited by jihadists as justification for everything from beheading children who refuse to convert, to filming their particularly savage method of executing hostages, the passage specifically states, “Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may not know, but whom Allah doth know,” the verse read. “Whatever ye shall spend in the cause of Allah, shall be repaid unto you, and ye shall not be treated unjustly.”
Initially blasted to the news services was that Brinsley’s targeting of the two police officers was as retribution for a Staten Island grand jury recent ruling of “no bill” against Officer Daniel Pantaleo who killed Eric Garner in the line of duty. As the killer posted to an Instagram account, “I’m putting wings on a pig today. They take 1 of ours….. Let’s take 2 of theirs #ShootThePolice #RIPErivGardner [sic] #RIPMikeBrown This may be my final post, I’m putting pigs in a blanket.”
After the ambush that took the lives of Officers Liu and Ramos, Brinsley ran to a nearby subway station to hide from police. It was there he turned the gun on himself in what many consider a coward’s death.