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New Black Panther Official: Hatchet-Wielding Attacker Was “Crusader Seeking Justice”

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:15 am


The Muslim extremist who attacked rookie cops with a hatchet last week was “a crusader seeking justice’’ — and more assaults will likely follow, the head of his local New Black Panther Party warned.

“It probably won’t be the last [attack on police] because you have a lot of frustrated people out here,” Queens chapter leader Frank Sha Francois told The Post.

Francois reassuringly added that he did not agree with the tactics of this “crusader seeking justice.”

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that this is not the height of responsible rhetoric.

13 Responses to “New Black Panther Official: Hatchet-Wielding Attacker Was “Crusader Seeking Justice””

  1. Ding.

    Patterico (9c670f)

  2. Remember when the left had a hissy fit because NYPD had infiltrated some local mosques and the Moslem Student Association at NYU? It seems pretty crystal clear to me that the police should be keeping an eye on young Moslems just about everywhere, “racial” profiling be dammed.

    JVW (60ca93)

  3. Religion of pieces

    JD (a101d6)

  4. Don’t scare white people, Mr. Francois. Seriously. Trust me on this.

    nk (dbc370)

  5. 4. Don’t scare white people, Mr. Francois. Seriously. Trust me on this.

    nk (dbc370) — 10/27/2014 @ 8:19 am

    Mr. Francois sounds like a “no justice, no peace” type.

    I doubt, nk, he’s going to like what the justice and the peace look like.

    Steve57 (e92787)

  6. “…because you have a lot of frustrated people out here…”

    Funny, I’m frustrated too–but at the number of slum rats who think it is “racial injustice” when a cop shoots a violent black thug.

    pst314 (ae6bd1)

  7. Is Francois the same shrill shill who went down to Duke to mangum the lacrosse players falsely accused by the hooker?

    nk (dbc370)

  8. “. . because you have a lot of frustrated people out here,” Queens chapter leader
    Frank Sha Francois told The Post”.

    That axe can swing both ways.

    jakee308 (d409c2)

  9. NBPP… spreading peace, love and understanding for the last decade.

    Colonel Haiku (c0421f)

  10. This was actually almost certainly more a racially motivated attack than a religious attack, so the New Black Panther party oifficial is correct about the motive.

    Only the New York Post had this – hinted at in the Saturday paper, more solid in the Sunday paper. Everybody seems to have suppressed the fact that the attacker was black.

    New ork Post, Saturday, October 25, 2014, page 8 and 9: (the headline as it appeared in print in the the newspaper – online headline is different)

    Qns. fanatic called for ‘revolt’ within US

    “Helicopters, big military will be useless on their own soil. They will not be able to defeat our people if we use guerilla warfare. Attack their weak flanks . . . If you get wounded who cares. If you die who cares. Eventually they will surrender and then the war will be over.”

    The next paragraph is omitted and skipped in the online report, but it goes:

    “They are centralized and strong, which can be exploited as a weakness. Think of a swarm of bees (negroes) that surround aand attack an elephant (America) too death.

    See here:

    Paragraph with the word negroes appearing only in the print edition of the Saturday, October 25, 2014, New York Post.

    Sunday, October 26, 2014 New York Post, pages 8 and 9: (headline as it appeared in print in the the newspaper – online headline omits the subhead and is slightly different)

    “He wanted white people to pay for all that slavery and all that racism,” the father of slain hatchet loon Zale Thompson, 32, told The Post Saturday. “I think he committed suicide — and he was taking one of y’all with him,” his father, Ralph Thompson, said, speaking through the screen door of the two-story Queens Village house where his unhinged son also once lived.

    Asked if “one of y’all” meant white people,” the father said, “Yeah.”

    “He just said, ‘They have to pay for all their unfairness,’ ” the father added. “Unfairness for the way they treat black people.”

    Zale Thompson, 32, was shot dead on a Jamaica, Queens, sidewalk Thursday after he lunged with a blue-handled hatchet at four rookie cops, striking Officer Joseph Meeker, 24, in the arm and Officer Kenneth Healey, 25, in the back of the head. Both those officers are white, as is the third cop. The fourth cop is a light-skinned Hispanic.

    “I didn’t know it would get that serious,” the father said wearily of his son, a Navy veteran described by former friends as “bright” but radically pro-“black power” in his youth and a Muslim convert in recent years.

    “I didn’t know he was going to carry on a mission on his own,” added the father.


    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  11. someone is obviously confused: if the attacker was a head banger, he obviously can’t be a Crusader, since that’s a term that applies to Christians.

    just another case of sudden jihadi syndrome from the religion of pieces, with some racism thrown in for good measure.

    redc1c4 (2b3c9e)

  12. Funny choice of language “crusader seeking justice”. Mr. Francois doesn’t seem to consider the word origin of “Crusader” as a fighter in the wars literaly named for their objective of bringing the Cross back to the Holy Land. I doubt that the attacker, described as a “Muslim convert”, would have wanted to be described as fighting for Christianity.

    Yes, Batman was called the “Caped Crusader” without Christian overtones, but you can’t really take the Cross out of the Crusades.

    Bill Lever (f63e39)


    A hit and run killer is being lauded, with no voices on the other side.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

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