California police subdue sword-wielding Muslim shouting 'Allahu akbar!'

Thomas Lifson
You wouldn't know it from reading the Los Angeles Times account of the incident (which omitted all mention of "Allahu Akbar" or Islam), nor from glancing at the headline the Huffington Post chose ("Montasir Ishag, California Man, Charged Deputies With Sword In Meth-Addled Bi-Polar Episode: Police"), but a religiously motivated attack by a Muslim took place this week, to almost no public notice. But Pamela Geller and Front Page Magazine were not so shy. Richard Brooks of the Riverside Press-Enterprise's website, PE Bloggers, unlike the LA Times, was unafraid to put the truth in his lead: A sword-wielding 33-year-old Rancho Cucamonga man charged deputies while hollering "Allah Akbar," sheriff's officials say, until the deputies halted him with a blast from a bean bag shotgun. Montasir Ishag was arrested at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, along the 9400 block of Glenaire Court and booked for investigation of attempted murder of a police officer, jail records show. His bail is $1...(Read Full Post)

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