Islamists Beheading Civilians in—America?
September 30, 2014
GRUESOME DOUBLE MURDER, MEN DECAPITATED
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The victims are reportedly from Jersey City, but their remains were found buried in a town southwest of Philadelphia.
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28-year-old Yusuf Ibrahim is in custody.
The article gingerly tiptoes around the question of motive. The victims were Coptic Christians. Is the killer Muslim? Could that have anything to do with why he did it? It’s “a mystery”, we’re told.
This month, it happened again: A Muslim started beheading people for not being Muslim. In America. From Yahoo News, September 26th, 2014:
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man fired from an Oklahoma food processing plant beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by a company official, police said Friday.
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In a statement, FBI Special Agent in Charge James E. Finch said the motive for the attack has not been determined but that there is no reason to believe there is a threat to anyone else.
A law enforcement official familiar with the investigation told the AP that while there was indication that Nolen was a Muslim convert and was trying to convert others to Islam, there is so far no connection to terrorism and no evidence of any worrisome travel.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, said Nolen had a Facebook page that was of potential interest to investigators but that “there doesn’t appear to be any nexus to terrorism right now.” But the official also said investigators were still looking into Nolen’s background.
That’s some pretty brazen tiptoeing. (As Mark Steyn suggests, I guess it depends on what you think “terrorism” means.) The guy renamed himself Jah’Keem Yisrael, and his Facebook page was nothing but expressions of his identity as Muslim (including identifying with violent Islamists) and of how awful he thinks America is for not being Muslim, over and over again (warning: if you scroll down, there are gruesome pictures). (More on this from The Blaze.)
The Yahoo News story even manages to imply that he may just as easily have been motivated by Christianity—We have no way of knowing! If only there were some kind of social media where people routinely express themselves publicly that we could look to for clues…
When one homosexual man is murdered, it has to be part of the national conversation for years. That’s fine, but when there’s a pattern of “honor killings” in the West or when Muslims start beheading Americans in America, it doesn’t merit a little national news coverage?
Mark Steyn has his usual incisive commentary on this, too (link will likely expire).
Judging from the various comments sections, many westerners are willing to live with a certain amount of decapitation rather than abandon the multiculti pieties.
Edit (October 1st, 2014): Corrected typo (“As Mark Steyn suggests”).