“The mosque leaders…..discussed the man’s statements and behavior among themselves, and they decided to notify a contact with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Denver.” Subsequently, the feds acknowledged “receiving warning, as well as photos and videos.”
There was sufficient warning given to authorities that could have stopped the tragic murder of Scott Von Lanken. As usual, the authorities involved were more concerned about political correctness and protecting the image of Islam than about the security of the public. For a mosque to report to federal authorities that an attendee was becoming radicalized is a drastic and responsible step. Mosque leaders reported Cummings’ actions to be “so alarming they were compelled to let someone know.”
According to a Fox News report, even after the shooting, Denver police revealed neither the possible motive for the shooting nor any information about Cummings’ alleged radicalization. Authorities continue to play politics, protecting Muslim perpetrators rather than the public.
Those who deliberately and unnecessarily conceal reported jihadist activity, migrant rapes and crimes — which are based on Islamic doctrines of supremacy — are taking away the right of citizens to know the level of risk to their own safety. Authorities who harbor such information in violation of their civic duty and job descriptions to protect the public are accomplices in the endangerment of the public. They should be duly penalized.
“Denver mosque leaders warned Homeland Security that RTD shooting suspect ‘was advanced in his path of radicalization'”, by Noelle Phillips, Denver Post, February 2, 2017:
Six hours after hosting a Christmas Eve lunch for recent converts to Islam, leaders of a Denver mosque sent an e-mail to federal authorities, warning them that a man named “Joshua” was becoming radicalized.
It was just the second time the mosque leaders had seen the man, but his actions were so alarming they were compelled to let someone know.
“He seems to be pretty advanced in his path of radicalization,” the e-mail, which was obtained by The Denver Post, said.
The e-mail appears to be about Joshua Andrew Cummings, the 37-year-old former Army sergeant accused of shooting and killing an armed private security guard working for Denver’s Regional Transportation District.
The mosque leaders, who did not want to be identified, discussed the man’s statements and behavior among themselves, and they decided to notify a contact with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Denver. The e-mail was sent at 9:07 p.m. on Dec. 24.
Federal authorities in Denver said they were unable to discuss the e-mail or what happened after it was received.
Gillian Christensen, acting press secretary for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, issued a statement that said, “DHS did receive the e-mail in question from a community member in Denver. It was immediately referred to the appropriate law enforcement agencies for review.”
Cummings has not been formally charged in the shooting death of Scott Von Lanken. He is being held without bond in Denver’s Downtown Detention Center for investigation of first-degree murder, and he is scheduled to appear Friday morning in district court.
Police have said that Cummings approached Von Lanken, 56, outside Denver Union Station as he was giving directions to two women. The suspect pointed a gun at Von Lanken’s neck and told him to follow directions, and he then pulled the trigger.
Von Lanken, who died on the way to a hospital, was a former police officer in Wisconsin and a church pastor in Loveland. He was married and had two adult daughters.
Denver’s RTD contracts with Allied Security to provide armed guards at its bus and light rail stations.
Police said they did not know of a motive for the shooting.
Texas criminal records show Cummings was convicted in November 2010 of disorderly conduct……