- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 13, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - About 100 Muslim Americans marched to a Philadelphia police station in support of an officer ambushed and shot by a man who authorities say told investigators that he had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group.

The Philadelphia Inquirer (https://bit.ly/1J2N3iQ ) reports that the demonstrators waved signs Tuesday, saying they backed police. Ozzy Khalil, a spokesman for the Muslim American Society of Philadelphia, said participants were the “real Muslims” and wished Officer Jesse Hartnett a speedy recovery.

Thirty-year-old Edward Archer was charged with attempted murder and other counts in last week’s shooting. Police said he fired at least 13 shots toward Hartnett, hitting the officer three times.

Authorities said Archer later told them he acted in the name of Islam. Police are investigating whether he has any links to terrorism.


Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, https://www.inquirer.com

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