Police, FBI Shoot Machete Wielding Terror Suspect in Boston

Apparently, the FBI and local PD were following Usaama Rahim when he broke out what is described in some media accounts as a 'large military style knife' or elsewhere as a 'machete':

A man wielding a large machete has been shot dead by anti-terror cops in Boston. According to local authorities, the man was the subject of an active terrorist investigation and was being following by officers into a shopping mall in the Roslindale neighborhood of the city. The victim has been named as Usaama Rahim.
The family of Usaama is crying racism and Islamophobia and claiming Usaama was 'shot in the back'. Usaama was a grievance hustler's twofer.

Expect to see Usaama's brother, one of the aforementioned grievance hustler's who calls himself an "educator" and an "Imam" on all the media outlets.

Posted by: Rusty at 12:16 PM


1 He brought a knife to a gun fight.

Posted by: mojo at June 02, 2015 02:08 PM

2 Brother says the family needs time to grieve before making a statement. "Grieve" is apparently the hip new term for setting fuses on pipe bombs.
"Pray4 my younger brother Usaama Rahim shot 3 X in his back by Boston Police then dying His last words I can't breathe"
yeah frigging right i believe that.

Posted by: Storm Saxon's Gall Bladder at June 02, 2015 03:07 PM

3 Did he forget to mention that he had his hands up too? (Holding the machete of course).

Posted by: Arawak at June 02, 2015 03:28 PM

4 But......but.......he was turnin' his life around! He was getting closer to achieving Shahid status, he was! Oh, boo, hoo........boo, hoo, hoo.......

Posted by: St. Pancake Corrie Fan at June 02, 2015 03:45 PM

5 Don't feel particularly sorry for him. Pulling a knife on FBI agents would not generally be considered one of the wiser things to do. From the photo of the knife I've seen, it looks to have been a bayonet -- blade no more than 6 inches long. Certainly no a machete. Extremely doubtful that he was shot in the back. Calls for riots in the streets starting in 3...2...1...

Posted by: Bill M at June 02, 2015 04:14 PM

6 Greetings:

Not a machete to me, but a nasty looking sheath knife.

Posted by: 11B40 at June 02, 2015 06:30 PM

7 You have to wonder how many damned calls, reports of problems, and other sources it took to get them off their muzzy-loving asses to actually follow this guy. Thankfully, he wasn't one of the quicker to act. Years of planning for this one? Plus telling everyone about it as he planned? Kick them out. Can't depend on them being this slow to act.

I wonder how long it will take for their departments to apologize and settle? What a fucknut nation I live in.

Posted by: Doom at June 02, 2015 06:52 PM

8 I've seen the photo of his covered body and the typical military knife, its no "Machete"!

Rember, its idiots that write the news.

Posted by: Phil at June 02, 2015 10:28 PM

9 Same ones that use 'assault rifle' but can't tell you what qualities make an assault rifle or how to recognize one...

Posted by: Frustrated Teacher at June 02, 2015 10:53 PM

10 I think the AP refers to scissors as "dual machetes."
Reuters calls the weapon "alleged" and "planted."
CNN calls it a perfectly normal pocket knife that anyone would carry to the mall.
Instagram won't show it unless it's next to a plate of food.
Twitter says it might be a knife but your mother's a whore.
The mall janitor says it's 'nother goddam puddle o muther fuggin blood i gotta mop up these damn kids'n their big assed knives and shit.

Posted by: Storm Saxon's Gall Bladder at June 03, 2015 08:21 AM

11 Storm Saxon's Gall Bladder - made my day. Almost lost a keyboard. Thanks!

Posted by: 63Busman at June 03, 2015 08:39 AM

12 We would like to publicly state that, after scouring our records for hours, this individual is not a registered Democrat voter, nor did he vote for our god-king 0Bama.......

Oh.....nobody in the media is asking? Never mind, then.

Posted by: DNC Spokestool at June 03, 2015 09:14 AM

13 He was an aspiring rapper... So sad.

Posted by: mark at June 03, 2015 10:56 AM

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