Jihadist Edward Archer was apparently seeing the Imam daily, three times a day.
Imam Rashid now admits that Archer “regularly” attended morning, evening, and even midday prayers at his mosque, the Masjid Mujahideen. Mujahideen is plural for mujahid, the term used to describe a holy warrior who is engaged in jihad for Islam.
This is all a misunderstanding, Rashid now claims, saying he only knew Archer by his Muslim name.
“I know him as Abdul Shaheed… We don’t call each other by the names we had before we converted to Islam,” Rashid said, claiming he did not recognize Archer, though he was a frequent attendee of the mosque and they had a personal relationship.
“He was intelligence [sic], and he was a regular dude,” Rashid told Reuters on Sunday.
But another member of the mosque claims the opposite.
“He became more drastic. More combative,” commented Jannah Abdulsalaam. “He was kind but I noticed that change.”
Rashid’s backtracking came after police received a tip stating Archer is part of a larger terror cell.
Perhaps when the Mayor of Philly is done defining what Islam is, he can send a detective over to the Masjid Mujahideen to do things like… talk to people and ask questions.
When our Mayors defend the assassins first, it’s time for a change.