The Nation of Islam is Louis Farrakhan’s group. They don’t follow orthodox Sunni or Shi’ite Islam, but a strange syncretistic new religion based in part on Islam and in part on bizarre and paranoid racial hate fantasies. They share orthodox Islam’s antisemitism, which may indicate that they hold to other tenets of Islam as well, and are sympathetic to the global jihad.
So was this a jihad attack? There is no way to tell at this point, and authorities may never tell us, but there is no doubt that vehicular jihad is a common jihadi tactic, and often involves the attacker charging out of the car with a knife. Does the fact that Noah Green was a Black Muslim who followed a common jihadist modus operandi mean this was a jihad attack? No, but the possibility should be investigated. Will it be? Almost certainly not.
NBC's Pete Williams reports on @MSNBC: The suspect in Capitol Police incident is a 25 year old Indiana man named Noah Green. May have lived in Virginia. On his Facebook page, he notes that he is a follower of the Nation of Islam. Suspect is now dead.
— Jesse Rodriguez (@JesseRodriguez) April 2, 2021
by Jessica McBride, Heavy, April 2, 2021:
Noah Green was named as the knife-wielding, now-deceased suspect who tried to ram a car into a U.S. Capitol barricade, exiting with a knife, and killing a Capitol police officer and injuring another.
The suspect was first named by MSBNC’s Pete Williams and other NBC journalists, who said he was 25 years old and from Indiana. Authorities have not yet confirmed the name.
“BREAKING / NBC News: Multiple senior law enforcement officials briefed on the investigation say Noah Green, 25 year old male, from Indiana is the person who attacked the Capitol today,” wrote NBC journalist Tom Winter.
The Capitol police chief Yogananda Pittman said in a news conference, “It is with heavy heart that I come here this afternoon to shed some light on the incident that occurred at the U.S. Capitol.” The suspect entered the “north barricade” of the Capitol.
“The suspect rammed his car into two of our officers and then hit the north barricade barrier… the suspect exited the vehicle with a knife in hand. Our officers then engaged that suspect. He did not respond to verbal commands. The suspect did start lunging toward U.S. capitol police officers at which time U.S Capitol police officers fired upon the suspect. The suspect has been pronounced deceased.
Two officers were taken to the hospital. “It is with a very heavy heart that I announce that one of our officers has succumbed to his injured.” His name was not released.
“This has been an extremely difficult time for U.S. capitol police after the events of Jan. 6, said Pittman.
Chief Robert Contee of Washington Metropolitan Police said the homicide unit is taking over the investigation in connection with the “shooting death that occurred as well as the officer’s death.” He said there was not an “ongoing threat.”
He said it doesn’t appear the suspect was known to the Capitol police. He said it doesn’t appear to be terrorism-related but police will continue to investigate.
The incident came just three months after the January 6 Capitol riots left multiple officers injured, but the suspect’s motive is not yet clear.
CNN reported that Capitol police shot the suspect after he brandished a knife. Williams reported that the suspect is dead.
The latest incident broke out on the afternoon of April 2, 2021, and led to a lockdown of the Capitol as debate continues to swirl in Congress about security measures and fencing at the historic building….
Journalist Jonathan Dienst wrote on Twitter that, according to a senior law enforcement source, preliminary information is that the “suspect jumped out of vehicle with a knife.”…
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