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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Home-grown Jihadist Stabs Police Officer in Colorado

Colorado, USA

“Cañon City Police Department: Suspect in officer stabbing made ‘Islamic-type statements,’” by Sarah Rose, The Daily Record, December 8, 2014:

The 32-year-old man who was shot five times after allegedly stabbing a Cañon City Police Department officer made “Islamic-type statements” prior to the incident, according to the CCPD.

Canon City Police Officer Cpl Andrew Sanders
At a press conference at the police department Monday, CCPD Chief Paul Schultz said a welfare check was conducted Friday by the Fremont County Sheriff’s office on Hudson Taylor Clark because he was “acting unusual.”

“When he was contacted by the Fremont County deputy (Friday), he was saying ‘Dear God please forgive the disbelievers. Praise be to Allah,’” he said.

According to the chief of police, the suspect’s family informed law enforcement about the multiple “jihadist websites” the suspect visited.

Schultz said he didn’t know what those particular web addresses were.

Home-grown Jihadist Hudson Taylor Clark
At about 2 p.m. Saturday, the suspect’s family told law enforcement that they were worried because Clark left his residence in Penrose and said he wasn’t going to return. They also said Clark was mentally disturbed, had been working out a great deal during the last two months and recently had broken up with his girlfriend….

Aren't all jihadists mentally disturbed? I just assume that.

“Mr. Clark did not respond to the officer’s commands to stop and talk to him,” he said. “Our officer went up, tapped him on the shoulder. He turned around with an eight-inch knife … Then without saying anything, stabbed corporal Sanders under the left arm toward the armpit and then continued to encroach upon him.”

Schultz said the officer told him to stop after he was injured, but he didn’t comply.

“He continued to encroach upon Corporal Sanders with the knife, which was open obviously,” he said. “Corporal Sanders then fired his handgun in self-defense, striking Mr. Clark five times.”

He was shot twice in the left arm, once in the right arm, once in the abdomen and a bullet grazed across his chest, Schultz said.

Clark was shot at while he was somewhere between four and six feet away, he said.

“The suspect at this point dropped to the ground, never lost consciousness, was bleeding profusely and continued to make comments,” Schultz said. “Next to him was the Qur’an, which fell out onto the ground and during this first aid situation at this point, he did ask for his Qur’an.”

As long as IS exists, these kind of events will just become more common, unfortunately. And I have serious doubts that IS can be eliminated. We can be very grateful that there are relatively few Muslims in the USA, but we really need to stop the immigration of Muslims and deport any who have acted out jihad or who have counselled others to. 

Downtown Canon City, Colorado
Cañon City is about 40 miles southwest of Colorado Springs, and has a population of about 17,000. I'm not sure if that includes the inmates. Cañon City is noted for being the location of nine state and four federal prisons and penitentiaries.