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Zale Thompson slashes cops with hatchet. Part of terrorist network?

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Did yesterday’s assailant bear any connections to terrorism groups?

Zale Thompson a crazed former Navy man who came to be shot dead after a failed attack on NYPD cops has raised fears that he may be part of a terrorist organization seeking to impart terror in NYC.

The 32 year old man who came to be captured on surveillance video (see below) was shot dead at close range after slashing one Jamaica, Queens cop in the arm and another in the head without warning.

Also critically injured was a 29 year old female bystander a half block away who came to be shot by an errant police round.

Since yesterday’s attack, cops are investigating whether Thompson’s unprovoked, sudden attack was linked to Islamic terrorism. Concerns have arisen purportedly after Middle East group ISIS is said to have urged fighters to launch lone wolf attacks in the United States.

Thompson’s Facebook page features a photograph of a man dressed in Middle Eastern garb and a cover photo displaying Arabic writing.

Zale Thompson

DNA Info reports that on Thursday afternoon a freelance photographer approached the group of rookie cops and asked to take their photograph.

As the officers were posing for the camera, Thompson charged towards them swinging an 18.5 inch hatchet without uttering a single word.

One 24-year-old officer was slashed in the arm

Another 25-year-old officer was slashed in the back of head and taken to Jamaica Hospital where he is being treated in critical condition, reports CBS.

The two remaining police shot at Thompson killing him at point blank range.

Zale Thompson

At the time of the incident, witnesses would tell that the man appeared to be hiding behind a bus shelter as if he was waiting to attack the officers, appearing almost as  if he was stalking them.

Since the incident, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said he’s not ruling out terrorism especially in the wake of recent terror attacks in Canada.

Told Bratton: ‘There is nothing we know as of this time that would indicate that were the case. I think certainly the heightened concern is relative to that type of assault based on what just happened in Canada.’

Since Thompson’s assault on NYPD officers, CNN reports that Zale Thompson had a criminal record in California and that he was discharged from the U.S. Navy for misconduct. Details of Thompson’s criminal record and his misconduct are not known at present.

The assailant’s facebook page says that Thompson graduated from Columbia Teacher’s College and that he resided in Queens.

Zale Thompson

According to Vocativ law enforcement sources told Thompson appeared to have ties to a radical Islamic leader who supports “aggression” towards the United States government.

Told vocativ: Last month, Thompson, who says on his Facebook page that he graduated from the Teachers College, Columbia University in New York, commented on YouTube: “If you’re looking for ‘perfect’ Muslims who never make any mistakes in their Jihad, then you will be looking in vain! If the Zionists and the Crusaders had never invaded and colonized the Islamic lands after WW1, then there would be no need for Jihad! Which is better, to sit around and do nothing, or to Jihad fisabeelallah!”

Thompson’s comment was on a video explaining the idea of creating an Islamic caliphate, or borderless kingdom, which is ISIS’s ultimate aim.

Theblaze also reports the following comment that Zale Thompson had come to make in relation to a youtube post:

“It’s ok for white people to draw pictures of a white jesus, and then colonize Africa, and enslave the negro in America, wipe out the native American, and invade the middle east. They call black people racist for rejecting the oppression they suffered from whites,” he wrote. “Listen, when black people have colonized the entire continent of Europe, enslaved its people, and sold them into bondage to foreign lands, then you can call them racist.”

Also disconcerting investigators are images said to be found on Thompson’s apparent Facebook page which have since raised questions about the deceased’s possible connection to radical Islam or any terrorist groups, see directly below.

Nevertheless commentators on the web have questioned the veracity of any purported connections to terrorism groups citing authorities bids to create disarm and to project failure on other outlets for the diabolical behavior of some of its citizens.

Contemplated users on the web:

Republicans want to focus on Paranoid Americans. ISIS and Ebola are being Hyped across FOX, CNN, and MSNBC. Fear Mongering is generating support for War, Surveillance, and Big Government.

 

Terrorism, Ebola, and racism by police officers against black people are the three most dangerous trends in America right now, and the general media is overplaying each of them. Newspaper sales and ad revenue generated by those three on television media are the rage. Newspaper and television executives have never been happier that they are right now.

 

Islam – the poison that is killing the world. Its now polluting the west. Its time the US, Europe and Canada got together and wiped out this vile religion. 

 

Hands up, don’t shoot! Look, another example of police racism and brutality! Clearly that black man didn’t do nothin!

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Zale Thompson
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton hold up a photo of the scene on Thursday and says that the group of recent Police Academy graduates handled the situation as best they could
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  • Disproportionate Response

    So, according to NYPD sources Zale Thompson’s rampage was maybe just the action of an “angry guy.” Never mind the fact that his Facebook page shows a masked Islamic warrior and a background image of a Koran quote in classic Arabic calligraphy mentioning judgment against those who have “wandered astray.” Never mind that he was a racist “Black Power” radical who cursed Jews and Christians – and whites in general – on social media pages and YouTube comments. Never mind he encouraged others to join him in Jihad. Never mind he was discharged from the U.S. Navy for misconduct. Sure, let’s ignore all the evidence to the contrary and pretend he was just an angry guy. Will we ever learn?

    Mark Steyn recently argued – in my opinion correctly – that calling terrorists “lone wolves” was nothing but a cop out: “This term ‘lone wolf’ is a cop-out… the idea that they somehow have to have a membership card in Islamic State or in al Qaeda for it to be official, fully-credentialed terror, like getting a hairdresser’s license in New York State is completely preposterous” he stated.

    Steyn added that the rhetoric of “lone wolf” terrorists allows those who do not want to admit that radical Islam is a problem to brush off terror as isolated incidents, saying “all jihad is local. That actually suits them, to say, ‘oh no this is just some mentally ill guy in Ottawa and this is another guy who’s bit goofy in New York and there’s no connection between the two.’ Because otherwise you have to treat it like your other big story. You have to treat it like ideological Ebola and you have to stop the infection and the ideological infection, this president, this administration has absolutely no interest in tackling”

    He concluded that the current US administration is not interested in attacking the ideology of radical Islam because “Obama in 2008 won by deciding that Americans did not want to live in September the 12th for another 4 or 8 years, and to admit that in fact there is a global ideology that wants to kill us just as much as Communism or Nazism does is too big a leap for him.”