Police in Fargo responded to an accident report at 9th Avenue South & 25th Street South on Friday afternoon. Fargo Police Chief David Zibolski claimed it was “a routine traffic accident,” but when officers arrived, the situation was anything but normal. Mohamad Barakat a 37-year-old Fargo resident, opened fire on the officers. He killed one officer and injured three others. Zibolski stated that Barakat shot the officers for “no known reason” and authorities have not yet given any hints about the motive of the shooter. As one would expect, the media is ignoring one of the most obvious options.
According to the Associated Press, a witness stated that Barakat appeared to have ambushed police officers. He was standing in the parking area of a nearby bank, behind a car, and he opened fire from approximately 20 feet away. He added: “He was holding the trunk of the vehicle with his arm. Then I saw the gun come out, and he put it on his shoulders and pointed it straight at the officer in front of me.” “It was 10 shots in a matter of seconds.”
Barakat started shooting when the police were distracted by the accident and didn’t look in his direction. But they soon began returning fire. One witness said, “I witnessed them both firing at each other at the same time.” As soon as the gunman took a rest, the cop walked towards him and fired round after round. “There was an officer already down and a family hidden just on the opposite side of the car next to the gunman.”
One officer died during the altercation and 3 other officers were injured.
Fargo Police have identified the officer who was shot and killed yesterday afternoon as Jake Wallin, 23. Officers Andrew Dotas and Tyler Hawes were also shot by the male suspect and are in critical but stable condition. Officer Zach Robinson responded to the scene and fatally… pic.twitter.com/GgSrjSx934
— MN CRIME | Police/Fire/EMS (@MN_CRIME) July 15, 2023
Zibolski declined to confirm Barakat ambushed officers and said only that “the investigation is still underway.” However, he did reveal that Fargo Police had dealt with Barakat previously, though he downplayed those encounters as being “not significant.”
Zibolski was mainly puzzled. Zibolski said, “The first question we ask in situations like this is ‘Why’? Why would someone do that? What happened?” He expressed his amazement at the fact that this incident occurred in Fargo, North Dakota. “This is an unspeakable act.” “It is hard to believe that such a thing could happen in our town.” “We all think that this kind of thing can’t possibly happen.” “It just happened.”
It did. Zibolski said that the FBI was called, but Zibolski might not have gotten an answer to his question about why someone would do something like that. The feds now are more interested in finding domestic terrorists at Catholic churches and school board meetings than they are in tracking down actual terrorists. FBI agents would not likely recognize an Islamic terrorist if they were standing behind a vehicle and shooting at them. However, Mohamad Barakat could have been such a person. This possibility is not being investigated but would explain the facts of the case immediately.
This is because the Islamic State (ISIS) has repeatedly called upon Muslims in the West to attack police officers as well as other authorities. Back in September 2014, the Islamic State exhorted Muslims in the West not to “let this battle pass you by wherever you may be.” It called upon them to “kill a disbelieving American or European — especially the spiteful and filthy French — or an Australian, or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever from the disbelievers waging war, including the citizens of the countries that entered into a coalition against the Islamic State, then rely upon Allah, and kill him in any manner or way however it may be.”
Specifically, the jihadis said: “Strike their police, security, and intelligence members, as well as their treacherous agents. Destroy their beds. Embitter their lives for them and busy them with themselves.” The jihadis should take advantage of all opportunities and means to kill: “If you are not able to find an IED or a bullet, then single out the disbelieving American, Frenchman, or any of their allies. Smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car, or throw him down from a high place, or choke him, or poison him.”
Mohamad Barakat could have had a completely different reason for his attack. The possibility that the Fargo, North Dakota attack was a jihad terrorist attack cannot be dismissed as unfounded, even though authorities seem unwilling to even consider it. The FBI, and the Biden administration as a whole, have never indicated that they are aware of the fact that global jihad is still going on. It does.