26 September 2014

Muslim man beheads woman in Oklahoma

A few moments ago a friend shared on Facebook the terrible news of the beheading of Colleen Hufford by Alton Alexander Nolen in Moore, Oklahoma.

Before I read the text of the article, given that the only beheadings of which I am aware are committed by Muslims, I wondered if Nolen is a Muslim. It turns out he is:
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."
At this time, police "said there were [sic] no indication the attack was linked to terrorism."

It may well be that no ties to terrorism will be found - I certainly hope not - but, still, the question must be asked: What is it about certain currents of Islam that produce beheadings?

UPDATE: Reports not yet confirmed by police indicate that Nolen used a photo of jihadists as his cover photo on his Facebook page and wrote that "Sharia law is coming!", among other such militant Islamic things.

UPDATE: The mosque at which Nolen worshiped was led by an imam connected to the Boston mosque at which the Boston Bombers worshiped, the same mosque which is connected to the Islamic State

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