A recent Muslim convert, angry because he had been fired, beheaded a 54-year-old woman and attacked another woman until a manager with a gun shot him (though not fatally). The killer, Alton Nolen, had jihadist slogans and ISIL beheading videos on his FaceBook page. The reason he was fired was reportedly because of an argument he started at work advocating the stoning of women. (See this.) This happened in my native state of Oklahoma in Moore, the tornado-afflicted suburb of Oklahoma City that I know well.
Note my prediction. Nolen is probably not formally affiliated with ISIL, but he shares that group’s jihadist ideology. Authorities are classifying the beheading as “workplace violence.” But isn’t it also terrorism, an extension of what ISIL is doing in Syria and Iraq? [Read more…]