Sept 9, 2008, Jihad Watch:
"In Philadelphia. Video here. The detail that he was chanting something in Arabic, as well as "Allah," is in the video -- only "Allah" is in the story below.
Now, I'm sure that if this attacker is caught, he will be found to be mentally ill, and will have no connection to terrorist groups, and only venomous Islamophobes will be attempting to link his actions to the global jihad. And maybe all of that will be true. However, the adherents of a religion that contains traditions about genocide ushering in the end times, and that has a developed doctrine, theology, and legal system that mandates warfare against and the subjugation of unbelievers, cannot forever profess surprise and indignation whenever anyone suggests that such material might incite people to commit acts of violence.There is more video, of better quality, at the above link. Videos via Debbie Schlussel.
Is this guy a Muslim? A jihadist? I have no idea, and I am not saying he is. But the possibility cannot be dismissed out of hand when he chants "Allah" and mutters in Arabic while attacking a man he does not know with a hammer. In a sane society, government, media, and law enforcement would be calling upon American Muslim groups to do something about this -- to face up to the capacity of Islamic texts and teachings to incite violence, and to institute comprehensive, honest, inspectable programs teaching against jihad violence and Islamic supremacism. But this is hardly at this point a sane society."