A man screaming “allahu akbar” attacked two police officers near a mosque in South Jakarta, Indonesia.
He was gunned down by officers and killed nearby the scene.
The mosque was located near the National Police headquarters.
An unknown assailant reportedly attacked two police officers at a mosque near the National Police headquarters in South Jakarta on Friday evening.
“An attack on two police officers occurred tonight,” the National Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Martinus Sitompul told reporters on Friday….
According to the police, the two police officers were completing their prayers at Falatehan Mosque, across from the National Police headquarters in South Jakarta, when the assailant suddenly stabbed the officers using a bayonet. The suspect stabbed the officers after shouting, “Thogut!”
Thogut is an Arabic word for those who worship anything other than God.
The suspect fled the mosque and headed toward a nearby bus station. Another police officer fired a warning shot at him.
The suspect then turned and ran at the officer, and tried to stab him. Witnesses reported the suspect shouted “allahu akbar” during the attack. The officer was able to shoot and kill the suspect.
The suspect likely thought the officers were apostates, said Robert Spencer, of Jihad Watch:
“The police officers were inside the mosque praying, but since Indonesia is not a Sharia state, the attacker doubtless thought they were heretics or apostates for placing themselves at the service of an infidel government. Hence they were liable to Islam’s death penalty for such offenses.”
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