Two NYPD officers were attacked by a Muslim man with a meat cleaver around 5pm this afternoon at 32nd street and 7th avenue. The officers both suffered multiple knife wounds before shooting the man. All 3 men were taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment.
The suspect has been identified as Akram Joudeh, a Muslim man with a lenghty criminal record including 15 prior arrests, at least one of which involving knives. Joudeh’s motive is not yet known, but I can certainly render a guess…
“I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them”
Call me an islamophobe, but I’m just calling it as I see it. When you practice an inherently violent religion, people are going to connect the dots when you commit a violent crime.