Qur'an 8:60 (quoted by Brinsley) reads:
Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may not know, but whom Allah doth know. Whatever ye shall spend in the cause of Allah, shall be repaid unto you, and ye shall not be treated unjustly.Here's more on the story:
The gunman approached the passenger side of the patrol car and opened fire several times, fatally wounding officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, authorities said at an evening press conference.
They were "shot and killed with no warning, no provocation," Bratton told reporters. "They were quite simply, assassinated."
Both were shot in the head, Bratton said.
The families of the fallen officers rushed to Woodhull Medical Center on Saturday, as dozens of police officers gathered in a show of support.
The officers—one with two years' experience, the other with seven years on the job—were normally assigned to downtown Brooklyn, but were working a "critical response" detail in an area with higher crime, police said.
Police identified the shooter as Ismaaiyl Brinsley. He was found dead in a nearby subway station from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The gunman arrived in New York from Baltimore, but had a residence in Atlanta, Bratton said.
Police were investigating posts he allegedly made on social media. (Continue Reading.)