Edward Archer: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
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Edward Archer: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Edward Archer Jesse Hartnett ISIS Islamic State Shooting Philadelphia Cop Terrorism

The man accused of shooting a Philadelphia cop reportedly told officers that he did so “in the name of Islam” and later pledged his allegiance to ISIS. That’s according to CBS Philadelphia. The suspect has been named as Edward Archer, 30. He’s accused of shooting Philly cop Jesse Hartnett, 33, multiple times in West Philadelphia on the night of January 7.

According to police captain James Clark, Archer told detectives during an interview, “I follow Allah, I pledge my allegiance to the Islamic state.”

Here’s what you need to know:

1. Archer Is Accused of Firing 13 Bullets From a Stolen Police Gun at Officer Jesse Hartnett

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Archer is accused of firing 13 bullets into Hartnett’s cruiser. The five-year veteran survived but “faces a long recovery,” according to authorities.

Edward Archer Police Shooting Philadelphia

(Screengrab via ABC Philadelphia)

Authorities have not commented on a possible motive for the shooting with the FBI now assisting the investigation. Fox Philadelphia reports that police believe the gun used to attack Hartnett was a stolen police weapon. The gun was taken from the home of an officer in a 2013 robbery, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.

2. Archer’s Mother Says Her Son Has Been ‘Hearing Voices in His Head’

Surveillance images from the scene of the attack appear to the show the suspect wearing a long white robe, which ABC Philadelphia describes as “muslim garb.”

In a candid interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Mari Schaefer, Archer’s mother said that the suspect has “been hearing voices in his head.” In a press conference on January 8, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross told the media that the suspect told officers that “police bend laws that are contrary to the teachings of the Quran.”

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney stressed that the attack had nothing to do with Islam. Meanwhile, the Council of American-Islamic Relations executive director in Philadelphia Jacob Bender told the Philadelphia Inquirer, “We need more information. Was he in contact with any bona fide terrorist or anything like that? We don’t know.

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush tweeted about the incident:

3. Archer Was Wounded 3 Times in the Attack

Archer was arrested as he tried to flee the scene, reports CBS Philadelphia. Hartnett had managed to return fire and Archer was hit three times. The officer was awake at the time he went into surgery. Hartnett suffered extensive damage to his left arm. In calling for backup, the officer said, “I’m bleeding heavily!”

4. Hartnett Is a Coast Guard Veteran

Jesse Hartnett LinkedIn page


Hartnett is an officer in the 18th district and has been on the force for five years. According to his LinkedIn page, Hartnett is a graduate of Delaware County Community College, where he studied security, and has served in the U.S. Coast Guard as well as working for Exelon Nuclear.

Jesse Hartnett Philadelphia Police Department

(Philadelphia Police Department)

Speaking to Fox Philadelphia, Hartnett’s father, Robert, said his son is in good spirits and is a “tough guy.”

5. Philly’s Police Commissioner Called the Shooting ‘Absolutely Evil’

Office Jesse Hartnett shooting

Reese Scott, 25, sweeps away broken glass at the scene of Officer Hartnett’s shooting. (Getty)

Police Commissioner Richard Ross called the shooting “absolutely evil.” ABC Philadelphia reports Ross telling the media at the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where Hartnett is being treated, that “It’s an absolute ambush.” Ross later told reporters that Archer “started firing with one aim and one aim only, to kill [Hartnett].”

The town of Yeadon where Archer hails is seven miles west of Philadelphia.


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Call it whatever you like, but at it’s roots is Black on White violence. Between ISIS and BLM Blacks are declaring war in America against the elderly, and anyone that doesn’t have Black skin.


My dear friend Islam has nothing to with these evil acts — it is criminal as anything and Islam in its 100% perspective condemns as heinous crime. Don’t you see that is and obvious mistaken notion to associate Islam with crime – how can it be when there are so many verses calling us to what is good and just — I would say 100% if you take them all in their proper historical context. These are criminal acts of the mentally ill or disillusioned and deluded.


Where are the high profile Muslims denouncing this act? Where are Jabbar. Muslim Congressmen Carson and Ellison? Their silence is deafening!!! The myth is the moderate Muslim. They don’t exist. The difference between radical and moderate Muslims is method of how to execute the Caliphate.


If that is true, there are millions of disillusioned and deluded Muslims in the Middle East.

Ann American

There are 109 specific references that call Muslims to war with non believers. Sampling of verses calling for violence and not peace.

Quran (2:191-193) – “And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out.
Quran (2:216) – “Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not.”
Quran (3:151) – “Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority”.
Quran (4:89) – “They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them; and (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks.”
Quran (4:95) – “Not equal are those of the believers who sit (at home), except those who are disabled (by injury or are blind or lame, etc.), and those who strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allah with their wealth and their lives. Allah has preferred in grades those who strive hard and fight with their wealth and their lives above those who sit (at home). Unto each, Allah has promised good (Paradise), but Allah has preferred those who strive hard and fight, above those who sit (at home) by a huge reward ”
Quran (4:104) – “And be not weak hearted in pursuit of the enemy; if you suffer pain, then surely they (too) suffer pain as you suffer pain…”
Quran (8:12) – “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them”
Quran (8:39) – “And fight with them until there is no more fitna (disorder, unbelief) and religion is all for Allah”
Quran (9:5) – “So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captive and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them.” – According to this verse, the best way of staying safe from Muslim violence is to convert to Islam (prayer (salat) and the poor tax (zakat) are among the religion’s Five Pillars). This popular claim that the Quran only inspires violence within the context of self-defense is seriously challenged by this passage as well, since the Muslims to whom it was written were obviously not under attack. Had they been, then there would have been no waiting period (earlier verses make it a duty for Muslims to fight in self-defense, even during the sacred months). The historical context is Mecca after the idolaters were subjugated by Muhammad and posed no threat. Once the Muslims had power, they violently evicted those unbelievers who would not convert.

Muhammad Ahsan

These are not the Verses..Stop editing your own Cow brain pagus..Everything in this world is spiritual world n He’s the one who is sustaining this world as your Soul,
You have to get to your Soul-self to understand as this time you are like filthy Illuminati Animal,dreadfully Worsest But we only told to guide yo or Mock you to burn in hell,NY to hurt you…

Muhammad Ahsan

These are nt the verses ..You forgot to start from surah baqarah 190,which says wagenwar against those who wage war against you
Refers to the Army of disbeliever
Then slay them wherever you found them

Not to hurt innocence,We only told to guide them to a straight path..

,Then we only told to guide yo or Mock you to burn in hell,Not to hurt you…

Yani Roumeliotis

Sounds more to do about crack cocaine than Islam. Petty criminals who found Allah? Please! Every wacko with a gun will be tied to Islam going forward. Stop wasting time convincing ignoramuses.


By your statement, there must millions of crazy Muslim in the world!

Alan Tuttle (@groinksan)

I have news for you: it isn’t YOU who decides if Islam was the inspiration of this crime. It is the decision of the shooter. That’s what you people fricking do – a radical Islamic morom says he did it for the Islamic State, and yet YOU say he’s wrong. How exactly can he be wrong? Just because you interpret the Quoran differently than he does? You can keep saying that ISIS doesn’t represent Islam, Al Qaeda doesn’t represent Islam, Boko Haran doesn’t represent Islam… and on and on until the cows come home! But you’ll still be wrong because, again, it isn’t you who decides how others interpret the teachings of the Quoran. That is not how one properly denounces these crimes.


Moe: You are lying. From the Koran: Surah 9:5
“When the sacred months are over slay the idolaters wherever you find them. Arrest them, besiege them, and lie in ambush everywhere for them.”


As if humans in general naturally peaceful. Islam is hate. End of discussion.

Al Holmes (@AlHolmes66)

So this unemployed homie was out on probation for pulling a gun on someone else.

GEEZ Obama, perhaps if you put your sons in prison THE FIRST TIME when they break your precious gun laws they wouldnt be out on the street shootin everbody up out heya.


Actually Obamama is your father too, after all he does have a cracker for a mother. You can choose not to accept your mulatto baggage all you want but he is still YOUR son too. Genetics don’t lie so I guess he can put his white cracker sons like you in prison too.

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