Muslims Outraged That Philly Robbers & Cop Killers Wore Burkas
The three Philadelphia bank robbers and cop killers on Saturday wore complete Muslim drag to conceal themselves during the crime.
This was not the first time that violent criminals chose to wear Muslim garb while committing crimes in Philadelphia. In fact, it was the fourth time since 2006.
Levon Warner (in middle), 38, was charged with murder, robbery, conspiracy and related offenses. Howard Cain (on left), was shot and killed by police. A third suspect, 33-year-old Eric Floyd (on right), is still being sought by police. Authorities recovered two vehicles one of which contained a high-powered assault rifle with 25 live rounds. From the vehicles and an alley near one of the shooting scenes, they also found two other guns, long robed clothing, and $38,000 cash- CBS3.
Philadelphia Muslims were outraged that the 3 bank robbers and cop killers on Saturday donned Muslim women’s clothes.
The Muslim leaders said the robbers and cop killers put Muslim women in danger(?)
A police source said that every Friday, Howard Cain, 33, of Cleveland Street near Sheridan, in North Philadelphia, used to meet his boss at the Bank of America branch inside the ShopRite Supermarket, on Aramingo Avenue near Castor.
His boss would give him his weekly check, believed to be for working as a roadside assistant helping motorists. Cain would cash the check at the bank, the source said.
At the time, Cain was living in the same building, on Clearfield Street near Sheridan, as Eric DeShawn Floyd, a fugitive, who had served a state prison sentence for a 1994 bank robbery, the source said.
The two felons met Lavon Warner, the ex-boxer, in their North Philadelphia neighborhood, the source added.
Cain apparently realized he couldn’t hold up a bank where he was known, so he and Floyd donned Muslim women’s clothes – a hijab covering their heads; long dresses, called an abaya; and face veils, called nik-ab – to prevent detection, the source said.
Warner, of Westminster Street near 54th, wore a dreadlock wig and dust mask, the source added. Then, the trio marched into the bank, and Sgt. Liczbinski responded to the bank robbery alarm at 11:26 a.m.
The trio hopped in a blue Jeep Liberty. Hearing flash information about the Jeep, Liczbinski chased the vehicle, which stopped twice before hitting a pole. Cain jumped out and fired the high-powered SKS assault rifle five times at the officer, hitting his left trunk and leaving him in a pool of blood, at Schiller and Almond streets, police said.
Liczbinski’s car had one bullet hole on the driver’s side door.
The Jeep took off. Cain and Warner then switched vehicles and changed clothes, hopping in a Chrysler Town and Country minivan, according to police. Cain was alone, however, when stopped by police on Louden Street near D, where he was killed by police.
At a news conference yesterday, Deputy Police Commissioner William Blackburn said that outside the minivan, police found the 7.62 mm SKS assault rifle, loaded with 25 rounds, which had been used in Liczbinski’s slaying. Five rounds found at the murder scene at Schiller and Almond streetswere consistent with the SKS rifle.
Inside the minivan was a .44-caliber revolver, fully loaded with five live rounds, two sets of Muslim clothing, $38,000 and two GPS tracking systems.
Under a trash can nearby in a common driveway, police recovered a fully loaded .22-caliber revolver and additional clothing linked to the robbery.
Police found the blue Jeep Liberty, used in the officer’s killing, on Miller Street near East Ontario. The Jeep had been reported stolen by Warner, after the robbery at 4:45 p.m. Friday, at Broad Street near Allegheny Avenue.
In addition, a dreadlock wig, a dust mask and a blue bag with red handles were also recovered.
Many Muslims expressed anger yesterday that criminals would jeopardize Muslim women by wearing their garb.
“It puts sisters in danger,” said one Muslim. Islamic researcher Fareed NuMan said, “They couldn’t be practicing Muslims, no way. The Quran forbids a man to imitate a woman.”
“Our [Germantown] Masjid is “saddened and angry,” said managing director Tariq El Shabazz, also a defense atttorney. “We, like the rest of Philadelphia, are sick and tired of being sick and tired” of the violence.
Michelle Malkin has more on this horrible event in Philadelphia.
Dan Riehl also believes the three killers belong to a black Muslim group.