The Muslim extremist who attacked rookie cops with a hatchet last week was “a crusader seeking justice’’ — and more assaults will likely follow, the head of his local New Black Panther Party warned.
“It probably won’t be the last [attack on police] because you have a lot of frustrated people out here,” Queens chapter leader Frank Sha Francois told The Post.
Francois said ax-wielding Zale Thompson wasn’t officially a member of his group, but he came to meetings and they talked about “police brutality” cases such as Eric Garner and Michael Brown.
Thompson, 32, was a jihadist sympathizer who hated cops and white people, his family and friends have said. He was shot dead on a Jamaica, Queens, sidewalk Thursday after he lunged with a blue-handled hatchet at four rookie cops, striking Officer Joseph Meeker, 24, in the arm and Officer Kenneth Healey, 25, in the back of the head.
Eric Garner, now there’s a blast from the very recent past. That happened three weeks before GENTILIVS GIANTIVUS, and unlike the latter, the Garner case is far less certain and may be such that the cops have some level of culpability. So why are not the national media hyping Eric Garner and Staten Island like they are hyping Michael Brown and Ferguson? That’s a rhetorical question, ICYMI. I’ll start you out with a hint: Location.