Two alleged Jihadists shot by police in Texas where Geert Wilders is speaking
Update: The number of people shot is now three. Two suspected Jihadists and a police officer. According to an event organizer, Pamela Geller, both of the suspected Jihadists are dead.
Two alleged Muslim Jihadists were just shot by police outside an event at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas at about 8:00 PM. WFAA, Channel 8 Dallas, says the suspects may have had Kalashikov rifles. Other media outlets are saying the suspect may have had explosives.
The suspects apparently tried to breach security and got into a shootout with police. One officer was reportedly shot. There is no word on the condition of any of the wounded.
The attendees were escorted across the street to Naaman Forest High School by heavily armed police. Forty police officers, including heavily armed SWAT officers had been assigned to defend the event. NBC claims the city billed the event organizers $10,000 for police protection.
The event featured a Muhammed picture drawing contest and was being attended by Geert Wilders. The event is called the First Annual Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest.
Wilders is the head of the Dutch Freedom Party and has been the target of Jihadist plots in the past. Two black Democrat Congressmen, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN), had tried to block Wilders from entering the United States. Carson identifies as a Muslim and has close ties to Nation of Islam [NOI] leader Louis Farrakhan. Ellison is also a Muslim and publicly supported the late New Black Panther Party leader Khallid Muhammed, even after Farrakhan barred Muhammed from speaking at NOI mosques for being too radical.
On April 29th. Geert Wilders addressed a crowd in Washington DC. He was invited by US Congressmen Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), and Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa).
— Jobin Panicker (@jobinpnews) May 4, 2015