Yesterday I wrote that with the attack in Oklahoma, the ISIS war had come to America. Today, several more facts have emerged that show Islamism was a motivating factor in the murder and attempted murder perpetrated by Alton Nolen, an American Muslim who was reportedly converted in jail.
According to reports, all of which, of course, seem to be emanating from local Oklahoma and conservative media:
- Nolen was fired because he was telling people at work women should be stoned for offenses.
- One witness to the murder told a local news reporter he was shouting Islamic phrases as he killed.
- He had a facebook page littered with Islamist writings, including that “Sharia Law is coming!”
According to The Daily Caller:
Nolen’s Facebook “cover” photo appears to be of several Taliban fighters, according to a Google reverse image search . . .
He also posted images of Osama bin Laden and wrote in a caption on a photograph of the 9/11 attacks “A Future Prophecy Revelation 18:8 She (The statue Of Liberty) is going into flames. She and anybody who’s with her.”
On March 7th, Nolen added an image to his Timeline which shows a partially decapitated man with someone standing over him pulling his head back to show the wound. Above the image there is a quote which reads, “Thus do we find the clear precedent that explains the peculiar penchant of Islamic terrorists to behead their victims: it is merely another precedent bestowed by their Prophet.” Just below the image is a citation from the Quran, “I will instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off of them.”
This attack is an Islamist act of terrorism modeled on the beheadings by ISIS terrorists in Iraq. It is the first such strike resulting from the terrorist “caliphate” that has been permitted to grow and thrive in Syria and Iraq. The assault will not be the last or the most virulent.
The conversion of Americans to Islam in jail is a widespread and frightening phenomena that has established a whole new cadre of potential recruits for terrorism, BTW.
Whether from these people, other radicalized domestic Muslims, Islamist immigrants, or those who have traveled to fight for ISIS and returned, we have a large population of people in this country willing to stage vicious attacks.
With the Islamic State, they now have a major source of funding, planning, and a large training area that will help them kill Americans. President Obama’s “slow war” provides the time needed to carry out such attacks.