Lots of people get fired all the time. A small number react violently. An even smaller number start beheading people in that situation. And it just happens that Jah’Keem Yisrael adhered to a religion that directs believers to “strike the necks” of unbelievers (Qur’an 47:4) and that he had photos of jihad beheadings on his Facebook page, although with positive material about the Islamic State, Osama bin Laden and the Taliban.
Authorities seem to be approaching this case as if establishing that he was a disgruntled employee who had disputes with his coworkers, or a racist hater, that therefore the attack had nothing to do with Islam. The possibility that Islam could have informed and guided his response to his rage and hate, and the implications of that possibility, doesn’t seem to have occurred to them.
“Muslim convert ‘who beheaded colleague’ is charged with murder as it emerges he returned to Oklahoma food plant for ‘revenge’ after he was fired earlier that day for ‘not liking white people,'” by Ryan Parry, Daily Mail, September 30, 2014:
Alton Nolen, the Muslim convert accused of beheading a female colleague in Oklahoma last week, has been charged with first-degree murder in the gruesome killing.
Nolen, 30, was also charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon for the grisly attack at Vaughan Foods in Moore last Thursday, Cleveland County prosecutor Greg Mashburn said. The DA added that officials will likely pursue the death penalty in the case.
Nolen was fired from his job on Thursday after Traci Johnson – a co-worker he later attacked – said she had had an altercation with Nolen ‘about him not liking white people’, Mashburn said.
Nolen then allegedly returned home and fetched a knife and ‘returned to get revenge’, the prosecutor said.
The criminal complaint released today states that Nolen drove to his home ‘for the sole reason to retrieve a large bladed knife’. He then went back to work ‘with the large knife in his shoe, in order to assault an employee of the business with the knife.’
He walked into the plant’s administrative office and came across 54-year-old Colleen Hufford, whom he attacked from behind, severing her head.
He then turned his attention to Johnson, 43, whom he cut across the left side of the face and also tried to behead. She survived.
Nolen was eventually shot by the company’s CEO Mark Vaughan but survived his wounds.
The affidavit adds that he ‘openly admitted to “beheading” the first victim with a knife and cutting and attempting to “behead” the second victim with the knife’.
He faces two assault charges in relation to Johnson and Vaughan….
While the FBI is investigating his links to Islam, and while he believed Nolen was using Arabic terms during the attack, Mashburn said the attack seemed to be tied more to the complaints against him.
‘It had more to do with race rather than trying to convert people,’ Mashburn said. He said there was a ‘back and forth with Ms. Johnson and that led her to make a complaint to the HR department.’
‘There was some sort of infatuation with beheadings. It seemed to be related to his interest in killing someone that way,’ the prosecutor said. ‘Other than that, it seemed to be related to his being suspended earlier in the day.’
On Nolen’s Facebook page, listed under the name Jah’Keem Yisrael, he posted photos of Osama bin Laden and Taliban fighters, along with posts condemning a variety of aspects of American life.
Posts ranged from religious iconography to stock photography to even photos of supposed UFO activity. It also included a graphic photo of a beheading….
A maintenance man at the block said Nolen behaved ‘oddly’ after he tried to enter his apartment to fix a broken air-conditioning unit.
The man, who would only give his name as Dwayne, said Nolen refused to let him in unaccompanied as if he were ‘hiding something’.
Dwayne said: ‘His air-con needed unclogging and he wouldn’t let me have access, it felt like he was trying to hide something. He wouldn’t let me in without him being there.
‘He wrote in the book in the manager’s office that it was because of “religious reasons”, because he’s a Muslim.…