Mosque leader in Philly arrested for trying to chop off hand of suspected thief

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In America our rule of law is contained in our U.S. Constitution and our local code of law enforcement – at least it’s supposed to be. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case for some fellas in Philadelphia who took the law into their own hands – pun intended. As reported by, “A leader at a West Philadelphia mosque was arrested for allegedly trying to chop off the hand of a member accused of stealing money from prayer jars, police said Friday.”

“Merv Mitchell, 37, was arrested Thursday night when police executed a search warrant at Masjid Ar-Razaqq Ul-Karim in the 1100 block of North 63d Street, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives. The attack happened after a prayer service Monday morning. Mitchell, also known as Mabul Shoatz, accused the 46-year-old mosque member of the theft.”

I guess they felt Sharia law supersedes our rule of law.

Advertisement - story continues below reports “Mitchell and the mosque’s imam carried the accused down a flight of stairs to the backyard of the mosque, a converted house, where Mitchell also lives, Walker said. They put the victim’s wrist on a log, and Mitchell “swung at his wrist, cut through his skin, and cut his tendons, but didn’t make it all the way” because the blade was dull, Walker said. The victim was treated at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital and will require reconstructive surgery.”

“Mitchell was charged with aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy, and related offenses. Police found the machete during the search. Walker said police would obtain an arrest warrant for the imam, a 35-year-old man whose name was not released.”

If you haven’t been paying attention, there are Muslim communities in Europe where local law enforcement and even firefighters aren’t welcome – I wonder if the same is occurring in Dearborn, Michigan? These communities have declared self-rule under sharia, Islamic law.

This past weekend at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver I ran into former Marine Force Recon officer and FBI Special Agent, John Guandolo. John is a national treasure and probably our foremost authority on the Islamist infiltration of the Muslim Brotherhood into America. John gave me a copy of his latest treatise, only 96 pages long, entitled Raising a Jihadi Generation: Understanding the Muslim Brotherhood Movement in America. It is a must read handbook for our law enforcement, intelligence and military professionals — and everyone who wishes to understand this clear and present threat. I read it while flying back to Florida from Colorado — it is a simple, highly informative and engaging read.


John explains how it is that we’ve gotten to the point that someone would take a dull machete and attempt to chop off another person’s hand in America invoking sharia — which I bet most folks don’t have a clue as to what it is. Predictably, John Guandolo has been called all the typical names, Islamophobe etc. But something tells me that a U.S .Naval Academy grad, former Recon Marine and graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger School ain’t intimidated by name calling.

I highly recommend you get a copy of John’s book, printed by Lepanto Publishing – which just happens to be the namesake of a critical naval defeat of the invading jihadist forces in the Mediterranean Sea by the Venetian fleet in 1571.

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