I have up to now held off saying anything about the suicide bombing in Oklahoma this past weekend, since very little information has come out and none of it indicated that this was anything but the act of a single disturbed individual. But now WND (thanks to all who sent this in) is reporting that Douglas Hagmann of NEIN says that Joel Hinrichs, the bomber, was in possession of “jihad materials.” This is still quite sketchy, and I hope more information comes out soon.
An Oklahoma University student who killed himself by detonating a bomb strapped to his body outside a packed stadium over the weekend was a “suicide bomber” in possession of “Islamic jihad” materials, according to a new report.
Joel Henry Hinrichs III, 21, an engineering major at the school blew himself up outside OU’s football stadium during Saturday night’s game against Kansas State. Doug Hagmann, a seasoned investigator, told WND he was informed by multiple reliable law-enforcement sources familiar with the investigation into the incident that authorities recovered a “significant amount” of “jihad” materials, as well as Hinrichs’ computer.
Hagmann also said those same sources indicated police and federal agents “had pulled additional explosives from [Hinrichs’] house,” including triacetone triperoxide, or TATP, “homemade explosive [that is] very potent but relatively easily manufactured.”
TATP was also used in the July mass transit bombings in London, CNN reported, and was used by attempted bomber Richard Reid, who packed his shoes with the compound in an unsuccessful attempt to destroy a U.S.-bound American Airlines flight in December 2001.
The confiscated jihad documents “referenced bomb-making manuals and that type of thing,” Hagmann said, who added Hinrichs’ apartment in Norman, Okla., is “located near the Islamic Society.”
A phone at the Islamic Society of Norman went unanswered yesterday. Also, there was no response to an e-mail inquiry by press time.