ISIS Militant and Philly Cop-Shooter Traveled to Middle East Several Times Before Attack

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The Muslim who shot a Philadelphia police officer late Thursday night pledged allegiance to ISIS.
Muslim shooter Edward Archer said he committed attack “in the name of Islam.”

Philly police said the suspect used a stolen police gun in the shooting. The gun was stolen from a police officer several years ago.

The suspect said he shot the officer “in the name of Islam.”

ISIS supporter Edward Archer traveled to the Middle East in 2011 and 2012. The 30 year-old Islamist visited Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
KTVU reported:

A self-proclaimed ISIS militant accused of wounding a Philadelphia Police officer in a shootout, was arraigned Saturday.

Prosecutors charged Edward Archer, 30, of attempted murder, along with several related charges, including aggravated assault, assault of a law enforcement officer, recklessly endangering another person, possession of an instrument of crime with intent, and other weapons charges.

Police say Archer, told investigators that he shot the officer in the name of Islam and pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group.

The FBI says Archer made several trips to the Middle East in 2011 and 2012…

Investigators believe Archer traveled to Saudi Arabia in 2011 and to Egypt in 2012, FBI special agent Eric Ruona said, and the purpose of that travel was being investigated by the FBI. But police said there was no indication anyone else was involved in the officer’s ambush.

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