We don’t know his name yet, but the actions of the Garland, Texas, traffic cop who thwarted ISIS’s first terrorist attempt in America should send a message.
Armed only with his standard-issue Glock .45, the 60-year-old officer faced two ISIS terrorists wearing body armor and six guns, two of which appeared to be Kel-Tec SUB-2000s. In the initial shootout, the terrorists managed to shoot the officer in the ankle.
The officer shot the first terrorist dead almost immediately. The other terrorist was apparently wounded and the officer advanced on him, ultimately shooting him when it appeared he was reaching for a backpack. The entire incident took less than 15 seconds. There were more than 200 people in the building for the cartoon contest.
It’s clear now that the attempt was planned and ordered by ISIS. They claimed responsibility (they actually claimed victory, which I’ll talk about below) and said there would be more attacks.
In a post by “Abu Ibrahim Al Ameriki”, he claimed that they intended for their two brethren to be killed quickly.
“We knew that the target was protected,” he writes. “Our intention was to show how easy we give our lives for the Sake of Allah.” Yeah, sure.
The poster rants against Pamela Gellar, who organizes such events, claiming they’re out to get her.
It also claims that ISIS has dozens of “trained” soldiers ready to carry out similar attacks.
We have 71 trained soldiers in 15 different states ready at our word to attack any target we desire. Out of the 71 trained soldiers 23 have signed up for missions like Sunday, We are increasing in number bithnillah. Of the 15 states, 5 we will name… Virginia, Maryland, Illinois, California, and Michigan. The disbelievers who shot our brothers think that you killed someone untrained, nay, they gave you their bodies in plain view because we were watching.
Trained like these two nitwits? Taken down by a level-headed, well-trained traffic cop?
He writes that the terrorist campaign will last six months: “The next six months will be interesting, To our Amir Al Mu’mineen make dua for us and continue your reign, May Allah enoble your face.”
Well, then. Let’s go. America is not Iraq or Syria or Libya. It’s America. We don’t roll over quite so easily.