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It’s Jah’Keem Yisrael not Alton Nolen. Why? I can say. He had a date with Islam and could not go back. He’s Jah’Keem Yisrael and not Alton Nolen. Why? Don’t ask or Jah’Keem take your head.
Robert Spencer explains why Alton Nolen’s beheading jihad was more Islam than work place violence.
Robert Spencer in PJ Media: 7 Reasons Why the Oklahoma Beheading Has Everything to Do with Islam
By Robert Spencer
October 3, 2014 8:29pm
Here are some clues that Jah’Keem Yisrael acted on the Qur’an’s hatred and contempt for non-Muslims, and its calls for violence against them. My latest in PJ Media:
A convert to Islam who named himself Jah’Keem Yisrael (formerly Alton Alexander Nolen) beheaded one of his coworkers and was shot while trying to behead another on September 26 at his place of work, Vaughan Foods in Moore, Oklahoma. Despite the numerous indications that Yisrael was inspired to choose his manner of murder and to carry it out by his immersion in Islam, authorities profess to be puzzled as to why he did it, or at least certain that his actions had nothing to do with that most misunderstood of religions, Islam.
The UK Daily Mail reported Tuesday that “while the FBI is investigating his links to Islam, and while he believed Nolen was using Arabic terms during the attack,” Cleveland County prosecutor Greg Mashburn “said the attack seemed to be tied more to the complaints against him” by coworkers at Vaughan Foods. Traci Johnson, whom Yisrael tried but failed to behead, said that not long before the attack, she got into an argument with the soon-to-be beheader “about him not liking white people.” Mashburn accordingly jumped at the chance to report that the attack was racially, not religiously motivated: “It had more to do with race rather than trying to convert people.”
Likewise Tony Blinken, Obama’s deputy national security adviser. When he was asked whether the beheading was an act of terror or, as the Obama administration notoriously classified the Fort Hood jihad massacre of November 2009, workplace violence, Blinken responded: “We don’t know. The FBI has an active investigation. I’m not going to get ahead of it. Let’s see what they find.” And as for the FBI, Special Agent in Charge James E. Finch said that the bureau hadn’t yet figured out what Yisrael’s motive was.
Here’s some help…
1. His hatred for America and proclamation of a Sharia future.
Jah’Keem Yisrael’s Facebook page, recently taken down, was extraordinarily revealing. According to the New York Daily News , it was “riddled with phrases like ‘Sharia law is coming’ and calling America ‘wicked.’”
2. His admiration for jihad terrorists.
The New York Daily News also reported that the Facebook page had “photos of various terror groups and their leaders, including bin Laden, who was killed by U.S. forces operating in Pakistan in 2012.”
3. His positive view of beheadings.
His page also featured a graphic photograph of a beheadings accompanied by this Qur’an quote:
“I will instill terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them” (Qur’an 8:9-13).
4. His Qur’anic quotes and Islamic exhortations.
Jah’Keem Yisrael filled his Facebook page with quotations from the Qur’an and exhortations to his fellow Muslims to be more rigorous and correct in their observance of Islamic ritual and morality. One of these read:
5. His Islamic State hand signal.
Also on Yisrael’s Facebook page was a photograph of him with two members of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City; Yisrael stands between them holding up his index finger in the sign of the Islamic State, signifying Islam’s uncompromising monotheism….
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About Robert Spencer
ROBERT SPENCER is the director of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and the author of thirteen books, including two New York Times bestsellers, The Truth About Muhammad and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) (both Regnery). Recent books he has written include Did Muhammad Exist? An Inquiry Into Islam’s Obscure Origins (ISI) and Not Peace But A Sword: The Great Chasm Between Christianity and Islam (Catholic Answers). His latest book is Arab Winter Comes to America: The Truth About the War We’re In (Regnery).
Spencer has led seminars on Islam and jihad for the United States Central Command, United States Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group, the FBI, the Joint Terrorism Task Force, and the U.S. intelligence community.
Spencer is the Vice President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI). He is a weekly columnist for PJ Media and FrontPage Magazine, and in addition to his books, has written many hundreds of articles about jihad and Islamic terrorism. His other books are … READ THE REST
Why Jihad Watch?
Why Jihad Watch? Because non-Muslims in the West, as well as in India, China, Russia, and the world over, are facing a concerted effort by Islamic jihadists, the motives and goals of whom are largely ignored by the Western media, to destroy their societies and impose Islamic law upon them — and to commit violence to that end even while their overall goal remains out of reach. That effort goes under the general rubric of jihad.
Jihad (Arabic for “struggle”) is a central duty of every Muslim. Muslim theologians have spoken of many things as jihads: the struggle within the soul, defending the faith from critics, supporting its growth and defense financially, even migrating to non-Muslim lands for the purpose of spreading Islam. But violent jihad is a constant of Islamic history and a central element of Islamic theology. Many passages of the Qur’an and sayings of the Prophet Muhammad are used by jihad warriors today to justify their actions and gain new recruits. No major Muslim group has ever repudiated the doctrines of armed jihad. The theology of jihad, which denies unbelievers equality of human rights and dignity, is available today for anyone with the will and means to bring it to life.
In Islamic history and doctrine violent jihad is founded on numerous verses of the Qur’an — most notably, one known in Islamic theology as the “Verse of the Sword”: “Then, when the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush. But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then leave their way free. Lo! Allah is forgiving, merciful” (9:5). Establishing “regular worship” and paying the “poor-due” (zakat) means essentially that they will become Muslim, as these are two of the central responsibilities of every Muslim. Sahih Bukhari, which Muslims regard as the most trustworthy of all the many collections of traditions of Muhammad, records this statement of the Prophet: “Allah assigns for a person who participates in (holy battles) in Allah’s Cause and nothing causes him to do so except belief in Allah and in His Messengers, that he will be recompensed by Allah either with a reward, or booty (if he survives) or will be admitted to Paradise (if he is killed in the battle as a martyr).”
Ibn Khaldun (1332-1406), a pioneering historian and philosopher, was also a legal theorist. In his renowned Muqaddimah, the first work of historical theory, he notes that … READ THE REST