Police say a woman who was killed by a co-worker at a food distribution center in suburban Oklahoma City was beheaded and another woman stabbed by Muslim employee. Witnesses say the suspect had been trying to convince co-workers to convert to Islam. More would have been attacked had he not been stopped by the COO of Vaugham Foods who was armed.
CBS (h/t Zilla) Colleen Hufford, 54, was beheaded and another woman, 43-year-old Traci Johnson, was stabbed. Both victims were employees of Vaughan Foods, but according to Lewis, it appeared the women were not targeted and were instead stabbed at random.
Alton Nolen, MUSLIM BEHEADER, was a convert to Islam
Moore Police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis said Friday that 30-year-old Alton Nolen had been terminated from Vaughan Foods in Moore, where he worked as a production line employee, shortly before the incident took place on Thursday afternoon.
Lewis said Nolen exited the building after being fired and went to the parking lot where he drove his vehicle to the front of the business and hit another car. Nolen then walked into the front office and began attacking a woman with a standard knife used in the business, Lewis said.
Mark Vaughn, an off-duty officer who also serves as chief operating officer of the business, shot Nolen as he was stabbing Johnson. Sgt. Lewis touted Vaughn as a hero Friday and said he saved Johnson’s life.”It could have gotten a lot worse. This guy wasn’t going to stop,” said Lewis.
Johnson and Nolen were still hospitalized Friday and were said to be in stable condition. According to Lewis, statements were made to investigators that Nolen had recently converted to Islam and had been trying to convince employees to convert to as well.
The FBI is involved in the investigation and is currently conducting a background investigation into Nolen, Lewis said. According to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections website, Nolen has a criminal history dating back to 2006 that includes charges of possession of a controlled substance and assault and battery on a police officer.
He was imprisoned from April 2011 to March 2013 and is currently listed as being on probation.
The Department of Corrections describes Nolen as having several tattoos, including a picture of Jesus Christ on his chest, praying hands on his arm and an inscription on his abdomen that says, “As-Salaamu Ataikum,” an Arabic greeting often used by Muslims translating to, “Peace be upon you.”
For all those new to Islam, you can see actual beheadings here: BEHEADINGS (Graphic)
UPDATE: Beheading Suspect Now Investigated As An Enraged Muslim Convert
Western Journalism Alton Alexander Nolen, a 30-year-old Oklahoma man, was fired from his job at a food processing plant in Moore, OK, just before a bloody rampage began — one that has authorities seriously looking into whether Nolen’s reported conversion to Islam may have played a part in the gruesome crimes they allege Nolen committed.
CNN reports that Police Sgt. Lewis has also confirmed for reporters what had been suggested in earlier news accounts of the horrific beheading — that the suspect was apparently a recent convert to Islam who tried to get others in the plant to convert as well:
Nolen recently had been trying to convert co-workers to Islam, Lewis added during a Friday press conference. “After conducting interviews with co-workers of Nolen’s, information was obtained that he recently started trying to convert some of his coworkers to the Muslim religion.”
A report on foxnews.com supports the information that the suspect was a Muslim convert:
FBI officials are investigating a beheading at an Oklahoma food distribution center after co-workers said the suspect tried to convert them to Islam after his recent conversion.
UPDATE: Oklahoma Muslims don’t care about the victims, they are only concerned with the potential backlash they might face.
FOX News (h/t Opinionator) Saad Mohammad, a spokesman for the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, told NewsOK.com that leaders of the society’s mosque are taking security precautions to protect Muslims who gather there from any potential retaliatory violence.
Mohammad said anti-Muslim sentiments local residents may have could be heightened due to the beheadings and violence overseas by Islamic State militants. (One can only hope)
“They have this ISIS thing on their minds and now this guy has brought it to America,” Mohammad told the website.
A French tourist captured in North Africa by a group aligned with the Islamic State is seen beheaded in a video circulated on Wednesday, according to SITE Intelligence, which tracks jihadist groups.
SEE BEHEADING VIDEO HERE
h/t Maria J
NY Times The Frenchman — Hervé Gourdel, a 55-year-old mountaineering guide from Nice — was abducted in Algeria on Sunday by the terrorist group, known as Jund al-Khilafah. Mr. Gourdel had arrived only a day before on a trip to go hiking in Algeria’s northern mountains.
The terrorist group issued a statement after his abduction, saying that it was following the guidance of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, which has seized large parts of Syria and Iraq and has called on its sympathizers to strike Westerners — especially the French — wherever they can.
In the statement, the Algerian group had demanded that President François Hollande of France cease his country’s intervention in Syria within 24 hours or face seeing Mr. Gourdel killed.
In the video, Mr. Gourdel is shown kneeling before four armed captors with his hands bound behind his back. His bony shoulders poke forward, and he stares at the ground as his captors read a script announcing that he will be killed. They then wrestle him to the ground and place a knife at his throat. The video then cuts to an image of his decapitated body, and shows the captors holding his severed head.
The killing of Mr. Gourdel signals that the Islamic State’s practice of beheading Western captives for propaganda purposes has spread beyond the area it controls in Syria. Numerous smaller factions in the Middle East and elsewhere have pledged allegiance to the group.
Separately, a militant group in the Philippines, Abu Sayyaf, has announced that it is holding two German citizens and has threatened to kill them if Germany does not back out of the intervention in Syria.
The photo is posted on Mujahidah Bint Usama’s Twitter page and shows her wearing a white lab coat, veil and holding her arm outstretched, with what appears to be a decapitated head. The photo is captioned “Dream Job.. A Terrorist Doc” which she has added a smiley face song and two hearts to.
UK Daily Star On the description of herself she has a quote from Anwar al-Awlaki – a high profile terrorist for al-Qaeda. It reads: “Running away from Jihād will not save you from death. You can die as a coward or you can die as a martyr.”
The jihadi is just one of a frighteningly increasing number of British women who have travelled to Syria and Iraq to fight for the IS. Many have been put in charge of stamping out “immoral” behavior at the center of the terror group, while at the same time running brothels full of non-Muslim women to service ISIS fighters.
They have joined the feared al-Khansaa brigade – an all female force intent on hunting down those who do not strictly follow sharia-law. They brigade operates in Raqqa – the Syrian city where the IS set up its headquarters and close to where American hostages James Foley and Steven Sotloff are believed to have been executed.
Allegedly, these beheadings are not by ISIS but other ‘rebel’ groups that include Jabhat al-Nusra Front and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) whom Obama wants to arm and fund with $500 million. As I am unable to confirm exactly who did this, I can only say for certain that it was done by Muslims.
The website that posted these photos claims: The pictures are not from ISIS, but rather are the so-called “seculars and moderates” backed by the West. The people they are beheading are Syrian troops and civilians accused of being Christians and/or Alawites and supporters of the Assad regime.
They are against Bashir Assad which means that Obama has been funding, arming, and training them. This video shows the ‘rebels’ executing and beheading several Syrian civilians for being Alawite or Shiite.
Although the video uses the trademark ISIS style of not showing the entire beheading process, apparently they were carried out by Ansar Jerusalem, also known as Ansar Bait al-Maqdis – a group of Salafi jihadists – allegedly not linked to the Islamic State (ISIS).
Ansar Jerusalem was created in and operated out of the Sinai Peninsula after the Arab Spring in Egypt and in reaction to the overthrow of Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi in 2013. The four Egyptians who were beheaded in this video were accused of spying for Israel’s Mossad and providing them with intel for an airstrike that killed three of their colleagues in July 2014. While the full beheadings are not shown, the final scene shows the severed heads placed on top of their corpses.
FAST FORWARD to 26:00 if you don’t want to listen to all the BS.