Chicago, IL – Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan released a statement on Tuesday that said the black nationalist group was “mourning” the death of its “brother,” accused U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) killer Noah Green.
The Nation of Islam confirmed in the statement that the 25-year-old Green had started the process to become a registered member in August or September of 2020.
The organization said that Green had attended Nation of Islam events and donated more than $1,000 to their annual Savior’s Day Gift, earning himself a salutatory certificate.
However, the statement said the would-be cop killer had never completed the membership process to officially join the Nation of Islam.
“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,” Farrakhan said. “We need to know what happened to our brother.”
The statement called for an investigation of what happened and said the Nation of Islam “cannot rest until we find out what caused him to take a turn like this.”
The Nation of Islam, a black nationalist religious organization that grew in prominence through the 1960s when activist Malcolm X and boxer Muhammad Ali were members, has been labeled an extremist hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center and numerous other watchdog groups.
USCP Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman said that the driver struck two officers with his vehicle and then rammed the barricade.
Then Green jumped out of his car brandishing a knife at the officers, according to Chief Pittman.
Sources said the suspect had a knife with a very large blade, NBC News reported.
“Our officers then engaged that suspect,” the police chief told reporters. “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 bene pronounced deceased.”
The wounded Capitol Police officers were transported to two different nearby hospitals and USCP Officer Billy Evans was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.
The man accused of killing Officer Evans and seriously wounding another officer identified himself on his social media pages as a “Follower of Farrakhan.”
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 extoll the virtues of Farrakhan and profess his belief that the leader of the Nation of Islam was the “man who can carry us through the dark hour.”
He had 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.”
Green was not known to DC or Capitol Police but law enforcement sources told the Daily Mail that he had a criminal record in another state.