Monday, September 29, 2014

No motive yet in OK jihad beheading, experts stumped

Hmmm, what could it be?  Girlfriend left him?  Not enough hugs as a kid?  Grinding poverty?  Pissed at losing his job?  Long lines at the gas station?  Who knows what drove Jah'Keem Yisrael to behead a co-worker, as it is obvious his Facebook page has nothing to do with his actions and his shouting of Islamic slogans (most likely Allahu Akbar) does not mean he used religion to justify his attack.

No, to point that out and ask if that is what drove him would be Islamophobic.

From the Washington Examiner September 28 by Mark Flatten

Oklahoma City beheading case leaves national security experts wondering

It’s too early to know whether the beheading of an Oklahoma food plant worker was a terrorist act or workplace violence, a top White Housenational security adviser said Sunday.

Tony Blinken, deputy national security adviser to the president, said theFBI is investigating whether the suspect, Alton Nolen, is a so-called “lone wolf” terrorist or a disgruntled worker who went on a rampage, killing and beheading one co-worker and seriously wounding another.

Nolen’s Facebook page is riddled with anti-American posts, glorification of brutal tactics used byIslamic terrorist groups, and a photo of Osama bin Laden.

“We don’t know,” Blinken said when asked directly whether the attack was an act of terror. “The FBI has an active investigation. I’m not going to get ahead of it. Let’s see what they find.”

Though Blinken appeared on at least three Sunday news shows, "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace was the only host to raise a possible terrorist connection to the Oklahoma attacks.

CNN’s Candy Crowley set up her interview with Blinken by asking about warnings from the FBI and Department of Homeland Security about lone-wolf terrorists acting alone in retaliation for the U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. But she did not tie that discussion to the beheading in Oklahoma.

"Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer, who also interviewed Blinken on the CBS program, made no mention of the Oklahoma attack.

Though Blinken did not appear on ABC’s "This Week," the network's senior Justice Departmentcorrespondent, Pierre Thomas, did mention Nolen’s efforts convert fellow employees to Islam in the setup of a broader discussion about homegrown terrorism.

The Obama administration was chastised for calling the 2009 shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, an act of “workplace violence” by Maj. Nidal Hassan, who espoused militant Islamic beliefs. Thirteen people died in that shooting. Hassan was later convicted of premeditated murder by a court martial and has been sentenced to death.

Nolen was fired from his job Thursday, apparently after trying to convert co-workers to Islam....

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