7 Reasons Why the Oklahoma Beheading Has Everything to Do with Islam
A convert to Islam who named himself Jah’Keem Yisrael (formerly Alton Alexander Nolen) beheaded one of his coworkers and was shot while trying to behead another on September 26 at his place of work, Vaughan Foods in Moore, Oklahoma. Despite the numerous indications that Yisrael was inspired to choose his manner of murder and to carry it out by his immersion in Islam, authorities profess to be puzzled as to why he did it, or at least certain that his actions had nothing to do with that most misunderstood of religions, Islam.
The UK Daily Mail reported Tuesday that “while the FBI is investigating his links to Islam, and while he believed Nolen was using Arabic terms during the attack,” Cleveland County prosecutor Greg Mashburn “said the attack seemed to be tied more to the complaints against him” by coworkers at Vaughan Foods. Traci Johnson, whom Yisrael tried but failed to behead, said that not long before the attack, she got into an argument with the soon-to-be beheader “about him not liking white people.” Mashburn accordingly jumped at the chance to report that the attack was racially, not religiously motivated: “It had more to do with race rather than trying to convert people.”
Likewise Tony Blinken, Obama’s deputy national security adviser. When he was asked whether the beheading was an act of terror or, as the Obama administration notoriously classified the Fort Hood jihad massacre of November 2009, workplace violence, Blinken responded: “We don’t know. The FBI has an active investigation. I’m not going to get ahead of it. Let’s see what they find.” And as for the FBI, Special Agent in Charge James E. Finch said that the bureau hadn’t yet figured out what Yisrael’s motive was.
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