Clarke: Would-Be Philly Cop Killer Should Be ‘Charged With Treason,’ Obama ‘Incapable’ Of Protecting US

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) argued the attempted murderer of a Philadelphia police officer “should be charged with treason…charged as an enemy combatant, held at Gitmo and he should not have access to American courts” on Friday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.

Clarke argued, “these individuals should be charged with treason. They — if he’s an American citizen, he forfeits his citizenship. He should be charged as an enemy combatant, held at Gitmo and he should not have access to American courts, he should be tried in a military court, and if convicted, he should be executed.”

Earlier, Clarke stated, [relevant remarks begin around 2:25] “President Obama’s JV team has struck again. This is not the first time that Islamic terror or Islamic-inspired terror has struck at home here in the United States. This president is not only unwilling to face the fact that we are being targeted here on the homeland, he is incapable of protecting Americans.”

Clarke added, “that’s the thing about the president. He’ll find a way — he’s probably huddling with his aides right now, trying to figure out how he can punish the gun owner, punish the American people, or try to blame the cops for what happened here. This has gone beyond the things like we saw in San Bernardino, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Garland, Texas, we are under attack here in the United States, and it is time for the president to put down the ideology, and put down all the other nonsense, and start protecting Americans here at home.”

Qasim Rashid, a spokesman for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community said, after extending his condolences to the officer and commending the officer for his courage, and noting that the would-be killer did have mental problems, “we need to stop talking about the mere rhetoric, and talk about the solution. And to that end, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has launched the True Islam Campaign. This is an effort unite Muslims and non-Muslims together, on one front, against extremist ideology. I encourage your viewers to check out” Rashid added that terrorism is due to “inconsistent Muslim leadership. And what the True Islam Campaign does, it’s a non-sectarian campaign that asks Muslims of all backgrounds, that asks Christians, Jews, atheists, to stand united against extremist ideology.”

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