A Friday report claimed that the man who shot six Philadelphia Police Officers attended a Wahhabist mosque known for radicalization.
“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,” Clarion Project said.
Hill’s older sister confirmed in the immediate aftermath of the shooting that he “occasionally attended” a mosque which she did not identify.
Now, Clarion Project has confirmed that he attended Masjid Ahlil Hadith Wal Athar, “a Salafi mosque which follows the theocratic teachings of Saudi Arabia’s top Wahhabist scholars.” Wahhabism is the most conservative form of Islam, practiced in Saudi Arabia, a known to inspire radical Islamic groups worldwide.
While there is no indication that the shooting was motivated by Islamism, the report noted that “the area where the shootings took place is known for trafficking in guns, drugs and counterfeit items,” and that the “criminal market has a strong Islamist element that includes extremist gangs,” painting a picture of a violent neighborhood.
Hill allegedly shot six police officers as they tried to serve a warrant on drug charges, which led to an hours-long standoff with Philadelphia Police. (RELATED: At Least Six Police Officers Wounded in Drug Raid in Philadelphia)
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