Philly Cop-Shooter Maurice Hill Attended Radical Mosque
At least six police officers were shot on Wednesday afternoon in Philadelphia’s Nicetown-Tioga section.
The officers were taken to Temple University Hospital and later released.
The shooter was later identified as Maurice Hill, 36. He has a long police record.
Maurice Hill surrendered late Wednesday night after shooting six police officers in a 7-hour-long standoff.
The shooter livestreamed his shooting on Facebook.
Police sources identified the shooter in a standoff at a Nicetown apartment building that left six police officers injured as Maurice Hill, 36 — a Philadelphia man with a lengthy history of gun convictions and of resisting attempts to bring him to justice. https://t.co/pWxf7kAuGf
— The Philadelphia Inquirer (@PhillyInquirer) August 15, 2019
Maurice Hill attended the radical Masjid Ahlil Hadith Wal Athar mosque in Philadelphia, a mosque known for preaching radical Wahhabist doctrine.
Clarion Project reported:
Maurice Hill, the criminal who wounded six police officers in a shootout in Philadelphia and was arrested after a seven-hour standoff, attended a radical mosque.
The mosque, called Masjid Ahlil Hadith Wal Athar, is known for preaching the Islamist ideology promoted by Saudi Arabia referred to as “Wahhabism.”
Clarion Intelligence Network has been aware through its sources that the area where the shootings took place is known for trafficking in guns, drugs and counterfeit items. This criminal market has a strong Islamist element that includes extremist gangs.
Hill’s older sister said he “occasionally attended” an unnamed mosque, confirming initial reports from our sources that Hill is a Muslim. The sources do not yet have first-hand evidence of the shooter being personally involved in Islamist extremism.
Clarion Intel’s sources report that Masjid Ahlil Hadith Wal Athar is a Salafi mosque which follows the theocratic teachings of Saudi Arabia’s top Wahhabist scholars.
There is a protest planned for Friday night calling for Hill’s release from jail.