Philly shooter Maurice Hill belonged to a radical mosque

Philly shooter Maurice Hill belonged to a radical mosque
Maurice Hill (Image: Police photo)

Maurice Hill, the gunman who fired over 100 shots during a standoff against Philadelphia police Wednesday, is the latest mass shooter to make headlines, having wounded six of Philadelphia’s finest. He does not, however, fit the Left’s profile of a typical mass shooter. For one thing, he is not white. For another, he is not a white supremacist.

Far from it in fact. As Conservative Firing Line’s Faye Higbee reports:

… Hill attended a radical mosque in Philadelphia. The Salafi mosque, Masjid Ahlil Hadith Wal Athar, is known for the preaching of radical Wahhabist ideology.

The Philadelphia Inquirer interviewed his sister, who told them he “occasionally attended a mosque at 67th Street and Woodland Avenue.” That mosque is the Masjid Ahlil Hadith Wal Athar facility, according to the Clarion Project. She also said he was “trying to turn his life around.”

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Turn his life around by praying at the altar of Wahhabism? The radical sect’s founder, Abd al-Wahhab, insisted that “all Muslims must individually pledge their allegiance to a single Muslim leader (a Caliph, if there were one). Those who would not conform to this view should be killed, their wives and daughters violated, and their possessions confiscated.” Wahhabism is frequently used as a catch-all word to describe the actions of Islamic militants and is the Islamic ideology subscribed to by ISIS.

Don’t expect to find more information about Hill’s connection to radical Islam in the mainstream media. They’d rather embrace the narrative put forth in July by Rep. Ilhan Omar, who proclaimed that “our country should be more fearful of white men” than of Islamofascists.

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