Mosque leader in Philly arrested for trying to chop off hand of suspected thief

In America our rule of law is contained in our U.S. Constitution and our local code of law enforcement – at least it’s supposed to be. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case for some fellas in Philadelphia who took the law into their own hands – pun intended. As reported by, “A leader at a West Philadelphia mosque was arrested for allegedly trying to chop off the hand of a member accused of stealing money from prayer jars, police said Friday.”

“Merv Mitchell, 37, was arrested Thursday night when police executed a search warrant at Masjid Ar-Razaqq Ul-Karim in the 1100 block of North 63d Street, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives. The attack happened after a prayer service Monday morning. Mitchell, also known as Mabul Shoatz, accused the 46-year-old mosque member of the theft.”

I guess they felt Sharia law supersedes our rule of law. reports “Mitchell and the mosque’s imam carried the accused down a flight of stairs to the backyard of the mosque, a converted house, where Mitchell also lives, Walker said. They put the victim’s wrist on a log, and Mitchell “swung at his wrist, cut through his skin, and cut his tendons, but didn’t make it all the way” because the blade was dull, Walker said. The victim was treated at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital and will require reconstructive surgery.”

“Mitchell was charged with aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy, and related offenses. Police found the machete during the search. Walker said police would obtain an arrest warrant for the imam, a 35-year-old man whose name was not released.”

If you haven’t been paying attention, there are Muslim communities in Europe where local law enforcement and even firefighters aren’t welcome – I wonder if the same is occurring in Dearborn, Michigan? These communities have declared self-rule under sharia, Islamic law.

This past weekend at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver I ran into former Marine Force Recon officer and FBI Special Agent, John Guandolo. John is a national treasure and probably our foremost authority on the Islamist infiltration of the Muslim Brotherhood into America. John gave me a copy of his latest treatise, only 96 pages long, entitled Raising a Jihadi Generation: Understanding the Muslim Brotherhood Movement in America. It is a must read handbook for our law enforcement, intelligence and military professionals — and everyone who wishes to understand this clear and present threat. I read it while flying back to Florida from Colorado — it is a simple, highly informative and engaging read.


John explains how it is that we’ve gotten to the point that someone would take a dull machete and attempt to chop off another person’s hand in America invoking sharia — which I bet most folks don’t have a clue as to what it is. Predictably, John Guandolo has been called all the typical names, Islamophobe etc. But something tells me that a U.S .Naval Academy grad, former Recon Marine and graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger School ain’t intimidated by name calling.

I highly recommend you get a copy of John’s book, printed by Lepanto Publishing – which just happens to be the namesake of a critical naval defeat of the invading jihadist forces in the Mediterranean Sea by the Venetian fleet in 1571.


  1. These mudslime people are a clear and present danger to our freedom and country! Send all of the back to their hell holes and let the ones that live by our laws system!

    • Mudslime people? I guess just plain old stupid would best describe you. You wonder why people think negatively about a lot of Tea baggers, because of stupid people like this. Not one person so far has had the character to say this garbage has no place in civil discourse, or that this idiot does not represent the majority of Tea baggers, probably because he does.

      • I do and I think it is quite a nice fit for a lot of the posters here. Still not one person says anything to Harvey.

      • If you know it is a homosexual sexual act…why do post it here?
        It’s nasty and has no shock value here!

        The topic is MUSLIMS chopping off the hands of “alleged” thieves in our country and the creeping Sharia Law that is invading our courts.

      • Still not one person says anything to Harvey. They use that term on that fake news service fox, and everyone knows that if they use it, it must be a good thing. Its funny people have taken the time to try to correct me because they find the term tea bagger offensive, but because the things Harvey said are offensive only to “others” not one person says a thing about his comment. It is sad that you most of the posters here think it is fine to say things that offend, but everyone should care if you get offended.

      • There are several definitions for the word. I did not use it for shock value, West is a big supporter of different tea bagger groups. If the name offends you write a letter to someone that might care. If you can feel free to offend with word you should be able to deal with being offended.

      • i wish these forums were moderated. you should be the comments on WND, like they are hitler groupies.

      • tea baggers? your indignation about “mudslime people” is marked by your own hypocritical “name calling”.

      • Woo hoo! You really told me. What are you six? If you are older you should be ashamed to post something so weak. You have my permission to continue to bask in your ignorance.

  2. Thank you, Mr. West. I will try and obtain a copy of John Guandolo’s book. Btw, the photo of th cleric is beyond evil-scary looking… ugh

  3. Question: Does the “mark of the beast” happen before the rapture or during the tribulation?

    Answer: Revelation 13:5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months..

    Revelation 13:16–18 And he (the false prophet) causeth all, … to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six..

    The mark of the beast appears at the middle point of the Tribulation. The time key is in verse 5 where it says the Antichrist exercises his demonic powers for 42 months. It is antichrist’s paranoid response to almost being destroyed (the deadly wound) and the supernatural protection of the 2 witnesses and the 144,000.

    Please visit our Bible Prophecy website:

    • You are a ignorant man. The world is full of Muslim people that look just like you. They just don’t show you that on fox.

      • Look like Bill Phelan? A WASP? I do not think so, I can assure you MOST Muslims are not white. They are of middle eastern and/or Indian decent and the more recent population converting are the blacks in prisons of America. Look it up.

      • You can assure me of anything because you have no idea what your talking about. I never said that the majority are white, but there close to 2 billion Muslims in the world. The fact that you accept that a great many of them are considered white says a lot about you, whatever lets you sleep at night.

      • Learn to read Clifton. I said very clearly that MOST MUSLIMS ARE NOT WHITE! And their numbers are 1.6 billion not 2 billion and as I stated earlier they are middle eastern and Indian not only by decent, which means in lay terms their blood lines, but also by fact. As I said earlier, look it up, but you are obviously much to arrogant and/or ignorant to do that so here it is

      • I said close to 2 billion, I read quite well, and I never said most Muslims are white. I am not the idiot whisperer so I won’t comment to unless you have something of relevance posted, Why does the white Muslim thing bother you so much? I guess it is a simple thing to blame all the worlds ills on black and brown people, simple things for simple minds. Have a nice day.

      • Well 400 million is not even close to but whatever makes you sleep at night.

        The white muslim thing does not bother me so much, except it is like less than 1% of muslims, so why you calling Bill Phelan one of many muslims that look like him? You started it with the comment, if you are upset I keep calling you on your ignorance than post more intelligently,if that is possible?

        And I did not “blame all the worlds ills” on any color, that would be you, in a typical leftist back door, playing your race card. And that deck of cards is not even yours to play, ooops, unless you happen to be black or brown! Are you? hahahahaahahaha, now it all makes perfect sense!

        I have a nice day every day, I do not need your permission thank god, thank buddha and thank jesus.

      • a
        plot in 2011 by members of a Georgia militia group to bomb a federal building
        and release deadly ricin in Atlanta; an attack by a white supremacist on a Sikh
        temple in Wisconsin that killed six people; another white supremacist planting
        bombs at a Martin Luther King parade in Seattle; and numerous plots against or
        actual killings of law enforcement officers. And this list doesn’t even
        include the anti-government LAX gunman who killed a TSA officer and wounded
        another in November 2013, or the attack we saw this past weekend by Jerad and
        Amanda Miller, who executed two Las Vegas policemen and then tossed the Gadsden
        flag used by the Tea Party onto the dead officers’ bodies.

        Clean up your own yard first, before you start pointing fingers.

    • Bill, a lot of blacks have already converted, but they are or were in prison, so the chances of them being double jeapordized is less likely!

  4. This happens EVERY day, many times a day in the Mideast! If it isn’t a hand, it’s a head, or women being stoned etc etc etc…This is Sharia Law!

  5. Col. West: please recommend to John Guandolo to get his book into Kindle format plus give him a Semper Fi from me – though how any self-respecting Navy/Marine guy would go to the Rangers is beyond me. : )

    • He probably attended Ranger School, just to get the training. I don’t believe the Marines would allow him to transfer to the Army like that. In the Army, we sent soldiers to Marine Sniper School. The Marines attended the Armor School at Fort Knox, Jump School at Fort Benning, etc. We work together very well!

      • Yea, I’m rather familiar with SOF cross-training, but I never pass up an opportunity to keep inter-service rivalry alive and well. : ) A salute to you.

      • And to you! Regardless of the Fighter Jocks taking the credit, we know who does the fighting (and dying) to defend the nation.

      • I’m just surprised as a Marine that you have all the keys on your keyboard! LOL! (28 years U.S. Army)

      • Alright! It’s on! I was a schizo Navy/Marine corpsman, so I have all of the keys – but they are all over the place and change every day. At least they aren’t picture keys like the Army’s (the apple is an A).

  6. Torn on this one, lop the hands off a few thieves and shoot a few cell phone users in theatres and maybe there will be more respect for the law and others

  7. I propose we pass Charles Law. It requires the cutting off of feet of illegal immigrants who walk into this country and then we send them back to where they came from. Remember the Constitution only protects US citizens 😉

  8. Media silence on this – what do you suppose the coverage would be if this were a Christian Pastor? Why does Islam keep getting passes from the main stream media?

    I know they are cowards but hypocrites too?

  9. We need more leaders like you, LTC (RET) West, that are smart enough to identify the MOSLEM THREAT and that have the intestinal fortitude (balls) to fight Islamic expansion.

  10. See that shyt stain in the middle of his forehead?
    That’s a sign of a devout to the satanic quran muslim…
    They get it from banging their head against the floor… so they can sport their bruise as being faithful and devout to the fake god called allah.

    Typically; those who proudly display such a shyt stain are those members of the muslim brotherhood… and also sport unkept beards. Which is also becoming stylish nowadays if you haven’t noticed!

    And remember this… any muslim whoever comes across as nice and moderate is a fake!
    They are either…
    1) Awaiting their numbers to increase so they can wager jihad
    2) Not devout to the satanic quran
    So those of you who say you have muslim friends… ask them if they’re devout?
    Get this folks… Islam is satanic to the core!

  11. Ya, the name calling is wrong.
    But look, those of you in defense of the Muslim/Islam and Sharia agenda,
    Here’s y our first sign ; to convert from this religion calls for a death sentence.
    They got civil rights issues.

  12. See
    the bump on his head? In the Middle East, this is considered a sign of
    an extremist. They bash their head onto the ground when they bow so as
    to create a lump. A kind of “look at me, I pray a lot and am holier than
    thou” kind of thing. Seems every religion has them.


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