CHICAGO, IL – With the recent incident that occurred at the Capitol complex where an alleged follower of the Nation of Islam killed one U.S. Capitol Police officer and seriously injured another, the Nation of Islam, including its leader Louis Farrakhan, released a statement on April 6th on the matter.
The Nation of Islam Official Statement On U.S. Capitol Assault https://t.co/DiYWmIlhg1
— Jamaal S. Abdul-Alim (@dcwriter360) April 8, 2021
The April 6th statement released, which was dubbed as “The Nation of Islam Official Statement on the U.S. Capitol Assault” started off with sharing collective condolences for all the victims associated with the incident:
“We speak on behalf of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, the members of his family, all of the registered Muslim members of the Nation of Islam, and all people of good will everywhere, in that, we are in sympathy with the victims of this tragedy.”
“And we are in sympathy with the families of these victims. And we, like you, can only offer them condolences and our deepest sympathy for their loss. Our prayers are for the full recovery of the officer who was injured.”
The statement continued from there, wanting to highlight the fact that the Nation of Islam “has no history of violence against the government. Federal, state, and local law enforcement are all well aware of our history.”
While the Nation of Islam has been the subject of heavy criticism for decades, having attained a designation by the SPLC as a “hate group” based upon the rhetoric that Farrakhan has engaged in when speaking about the Jewish population, it is an accurate statement that the Nation of Islam has not engaged in any violent acts against the government.
Green had several posts on Facebook with teachings of the Nation of Islam. The group is classified as a designated hate group https://t.co/Z1EY9GDXjP
— Peter Planamente (@plana_journ) April 2, 2021
However, there are a lot of questions regarding the suspect involved in the recent incident at the Capitol, identified as 25-year-old Noah Greene, due to the suspect having alleged ties to the Nation of Islam.
The released statement acknowledged some of these swirling reports, noting the following:
“It is being reported that Noah Green was a “follower” of the Nation of Islam. This young man, Noah Green, we believe may have attended our Saviours’ Day convention in Detroit, MI in February 2020.”
“In March of 2020, due to the COVID 19 pandemic, we closed our Mosques, and began conducting meetings and classes remotely.”
“A search of our records indicates Noah Green was not a registered member of the Nation of Islam. It appears that in late summer (August-September) of 2020, he started the process to begin his study to become a member, but he did not complete the process.”
According to the statement, the Nation of Islam did find that Greene did “make a donation to the Saviours’ Day Gift,” explaining that donors who contribute $1,000 or more are issued a “Certificate of Completion” regarding their charitable donation.
Yet, the statement also noted that a “certificate does not establish that the donor is a member in good standing in the Nation of Islam.”
Furthermore, the statement released issued a rather harsh condemnation of the actions allegedly taken by the suspect in the case:
“Mr. Noah Green’s alleged use of an automobile as a weapon and the alleged possession of a knife as reported, violates our teachings.”
“We absolutely disavow this act that resulted in the senseless loss of life. It is shocking for us to learn that someone who was attempting to be a part of our ranks may have been involved in something as tragic as this.”
Acknowledging how the media has been linking the alleged actions of the deceased suspect alongside the Nation of Islam, the statement condemned “the wicked mischaracterization of some media reports trying to tie this tragic incident to the teachings of the Nation of Islam and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.”
In a quote directly attributed to Farrakhan within the statement, the Nation of Islam leader stated that he believes the deceased suspect could have been a great contribution to the religious organization had Greene been able “to come through the crisis that he was going through”:
“I am sure, had he been blessed to come through the crisis that he was going through, he would have been a star in the mission of the resurrection of our people. We need to know what happened to our brother.”
Within the closing of the statement, the Nation of Islam noted that they “cannot rest until” they find out what compelled the suspect “to take a turn like this”, while also affording condolences to the suspect’s family:
“We are saddened by the loss of this brother with such great potential. With heavy hearts we offer sympathy and condolences to his mother, father, family and friends.”
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In the day following the attack at the Capitol, we at Law Enforcement Today shared a report detailing some of the revealing aspect related to the deceased suspect at the center of this case.
Here’s that previous report.
WASHINGTON, D.C.- According to senior law enforcement officials, the man who murdered a U.S. Capitol Police officer and seriously wounded another with his vehicle, was a 25-year-old black nationalist originally from Indiana.
EXCLUSIVE: The man who rammed a car into Capitol Police, killing one, has been identified as Noah Green. Green was armed w/a large blade when he was shot dead. He identified as a follower of the black nationalist Nation of Islam movement.
FB has immediately deleted his profile. pic.twitter.com/erLNdob8ld
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) April 2, 2021
Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman stated that the driver struck two officers with his vehicle and rammed the barricade outside of the Capitol Complex, then jumped out of his car brandishing a knife at the officers.
She said in a statement:
“Our officers then engaged that suspect. He did not respond to verbal commands. The suspect did start lunging toward U.S. Capitol Police officers, at which time, U.S. Capitol Police officers fired upon the suspect. At this time, the suspect has been pronounced dead.”
“Two U.S. Capitol Police officers were transported to two different hospitals and it is with a very, very heavy heart that I announce one of our officers has succumbed to his injuries.”
Capitol Police, Metropolitan Police, Park Police, and Secret Service escort the body of Officer William Evans from George Washington University Hospital. pic.twitter.com/HLtoJHqdLn
— James Harnett (@jarharnett) April 2, 2021
According to authorities, the fallen hero has been identified as U.S. Capitol Police Officer William “Billy” Evans, an 18-year veteran of the Capitol Police force.
The knife-wielding suspect has been identified as Noah Green, who described himself as a “Follower of Farrakhan” and a member of the radical group Nation of Islam, said that the federal government was targeting him with mind control on his Facebook page, which has been deleted.
Also on his Facebook page, Green professed himself to be a devout follower of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, a known anti-Semitist. The Nation of Islam has been labeled as an extremist hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center and numerous other watchdog groups.
The DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) was investigation both the attacks on the officers and the officer-involved shooting. MPD Acting Chief Robert Contee initially said that the incident “does not appear to be terrorism related.”
In a very long-winded post to Green’s Facebook page on March 17th, he said, in part:
“I have been tried with some of the biggest, unimaginable tests in my life. I am currently now unemployed after I left my job partly due to afflictions, but ultimately, in search of a spiritual journey.”
Noah Green, 25, has been identified as the Capitol Hill attacker, who killed a police officer and injured another. His Facebook page identifies him as a follower of Louis Farrakhan and a member of the radical group Nation of Islam. pic.twitter.com/7o9pbSixek
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) April 2, 2021
Green went on to recite the virtues of Farrakhan and profess his beliefs that the leader of the Nation if Islam was the “man who can carry us through the dark hour.” He also shared a picture of a certificate to “Noah X” from the Nation of Islam for making a $1,085.00 “Saviors Day Gift 2021.”
The motive for the attack is still not clear, but posts on Green’s now-removed social media accounts spoke of conspiracies that the FBI and CIA were poisoning him, subjecting him to unauthorized operations and targeting him with “mind control.”
Our heartfelt prayers and condolences are with the family members, friends, and coworkers of United States Capitol Police Officer William “Billy” Evans who was tragically killed today. #RIP #FtLFOPConnectingWhileProtecting pic.twitter.com/AKw22GzR8X
— Fort Lauderdale FOP (@FtLFOP) April 2, 2021
Reportedly, in one post, just two hours before the attack, Green called the federal government the “#1 enemy of black people.” Green also wrote several posts heaping praise on Farrakhan for saving him describing him as “Jesus, the Messiah” and his “spiritual father.”
According to law enforcement officials, Green was not known to police in D.C., but he did have a criminal record in another state. Court records show that back in December in Indiana, Green filed a name change petition. He reportedly wanted to change his name form Noah Ricardo Green to Noah Zaeem Muhammad.
Another reminder that the men and women of law enforcement stand in the brink so that we can be safe. God bless our police. Never forget Capitol Police Officer Billy Evans. Rest In Peace brother. pic.twitter.com/Lnk12mFVPl
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) April 2, 2021
Fallen officer Evans died a hero. He joined the department in 2003 and was a member of its first responder unit. Larry Cosme, national president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers’ Association, said in a statement:
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Officer who passed and his family. He gave his life in dedication to protecting our nation’s democracy and should be treated as a national hero. Our prayers also remain with the second officer battling injuries sustained in the attack. We hope for a swift recovery and commend both officers for their courageous actions.”
The wounded officer, who has not been identified, remains in serious, but stable condition. Capitol Police, D.C. police, U.S. Park Police, and U.S. Secret Service escorted Officer Evan’s body from the hospital to the medical examiner’s office.
Members of #DCsBravest Engine 13, Truck 10, Ambulance 13 and the Foam Units pay their respects as the procession carrying the remains of slain @CapitolPolice Officer William “Billy” Evans arrives at the office of the Chief Medical Examiner adjacent to their quarters. pic.twitter.com/XSnlP7GIlh
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) April 2, 2021
As the procession passed, police and firefighters across the nation’s capital stood at attention to show respect for the fallen hero. President Joe Biden ordered the flags at the White House lowered to half-staff to honor Officer Evans and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D) reportedly did the same at the U.S. Capitol.
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