'Bizarre coincidence': Another Oklahoma Muslim threatened co-worker with beheading last week

ISIS may have called on Muslims the world over to attack Americans (and the “filthy French”), but when two Muslims in Oklahoma act on that call using beheading (or the threat thereof) as their method, The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City’s daily newspaper, calls it a “bizarre coincidence.” Nolan Clay writes:

In a bizarre coincidence, a fired Oklahoma City nursing home employee was arrested Friday after a co-worker reported he threatened to cut her head off.

Jacob Mugambi Muriithi, 30, is being held in the Oklahoma County jail on a terrorism complaint. His bail is set at $1 million.

“We take these threats very seriously,” Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater said.

The arrest came on the same day police in Moore revealed fired Vaughan Foods worker Alton Alexander Nolen beheaded a co-worker after he was fired Thursday. Nolen is a Muslim convert.

It isn’t until paragraph 8 that readers learn:

Muriithi identified himself as a Muslim and said he “represented ISIS and that ISIS kills Christians,” the detective told a judge in the affidavit. The two had not worked together before. (snip)

The woman said she asked him why they kill Christians and he replied, “This is just what we do,” the detective reported.

“This is just what we do” has scriptural backing, as Andrew McCarthy and many others have pointed out. Beheading of infidels is called for in the Koran, putting the lie to President Obama’s stout assurances that no religion calls for the killing of innocents.

Islam is “one of the world’s great religions” in the sense that well over a billion people adhere to it and it has over a millennium of history, but in sharp contrast with all the others that fit this category (Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism, Judaism, and all the others), it is the only one that calls for beheading of nonbelievers who refuse to convert to it.

Until our political leadership and major media outlets acknowledge this reality and advance the conversation on how we respond to this uncomfortable but very real fact of theology and history, we will continue to respond ineffectually.

Hat tip: Ed Driscoll

ISIS may have called on Muslims the world over to attack Americans (and the “filthy French”), but when two Muslims in Oklahoma act on that call using beheading (or the threat thereof) as their method, The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City’s daily newspaper, calls it a “bizarre coincidence.” Nolan Clay writes:

In a bizarre coincidence, a fired Oklahoma City nursing home employee was arrested Friday after a co-worker reported he threatened to cut her head off.

Jacob Mugambi Muriithi, 30, is being held in the Oklahoma County jail on a terrorism complaint. His bail is set at $1 million.

“We take these threats very seriously,” Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater said.

The arrest came on the same day police in Moore revealed fired Vaughan Foods worker Alton Alexander Nolen beheaded a co-worker after he was fired Thursday. Nolen is a Muslim convert.

It isn’t until paragraph 8 that readers learn:

Muriithi identified himself as a Muslim and said he “represented ISIS and that ISIS kills Christians,” the detective told a judge in the affidavit. The two had not worked together before. (snip)

The woman said she asked him why they kill Christians and he replied, “This is just what we do,” the detective reported.

“This is just what we do” has scriptural backing, as Andrew McCarthy and many others have pointed out. Beheading of infidels is called for in the Koran, putting the lie to President Obama’s stout assurances that no religion calls for the killing of innocents.

Islam is “one of the world’s great religions” in the sense that well over a billion people adhere to it and it has over a millennium of history, but in sharp contrast with all the others that fit this category (Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism, Judaism, and all the others), it is the only one that calls for beheading of nonbelievers who refuse to convert to it.

Until our political leadership and major media outlets acknowledge this reality and advance the conversation on how we respond to this uncomfortable but very real fact of theology and history, we will continue to respond ineffectually.

Hat tip: Ed Driscoll