Now that U.S. cities are beset with violent chanting mobs destroying statues, it’s easy to forget about ISIS and screams of “Allahu Akbar.”
But it was actually during protests following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody that Dzenan Camovic, 20, a Bosnian immigrant living in Brooklyn, attacked two police officers on June 3, stabbing one of them. That incident was motivated by the Islamic State militant group’s materials he viewed online, federal prosecutors said on Aug. 26.
According to MailOnline, In the first attack, Camovic allegedly shouted the Arabic “Allahu Akbar,” meaning God is great, as he stabbed the first officer in the neck. Camovic took the injured officer’s pistol and used it to shoot another NYPD officer, but both officers survived the attack.
Camovic was shot eight times by NYPD officers who came to the assistance of their colleagues, but survived.
Camovic was charged with attempted murder on June 6, and on Wednesday additional charges of robbery and weapons offenses were brought against him.
Announcing the charged, Bill Barr, the attorney general, revealed that they suspected he was radicalized online. When Camovic’s bedroom was searched, they found CDs and drives containing audio and video files of lectures from Anwar al-Awlaki, as well as ISIS propaganda, they said.