FBI officials are investigating a beheading at an Oklahoma food distribution center after co-workers said the suspect tried to convert them to Islam after his own recent conversion.
The suspect, Alton Nolen, 30, was recently fired from Vaughan Foods in Moore prior to Thursday’s attack. Moore Police Department Sgt. Jeremy Lewis told KFOR that Nolen drove to the front of the business and struck a vehicle before walking inside. He then attacked Colleen Hufford, 54, stabbing her several times before severing her head. He also stabbed another woman, 43-year-old Traci Johnson, at the plant.
Lewis said Mark Vaughan, the company’s chief operating officer and a reserve county deputy, shot Nolen as he was stabbing Johnson, who remains hospitalized in stable condition Friday.
“He’s a hero in this situation,” Lewis told the station. “It could have gotten a lot worse.”
Nolen was apparently attacking employees at random, authorities said. The motive for the attack is unclear, but FBI officials confirmed to Fox News that they were assisting the Moore Police Department in investigating Nolen’s background and whether his recent conversion to Islam was somehow linked to the crime. Read More: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/09/26/woman-beheaded-at-oklahoma-food-distribution-center-police-say/
What makes this appear related to his conversion to Islam is his FaceBook Page. The Daily Caller has included parts of it in an article:
He also posted a photograph of himself with a man he identified as “Brother Abdul Raman.”
Photo via Facebook
“READING PROPHET MUHAMMADS NIGHT JOURNEY! PBUH AMEEN,” he wrote on August 7.
Photo via Facebook
He also featured photographs of George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama making the same hand gesture resembling devil horns.
“Christians say this is God. La ilaha il Allah!!!!!!,” he wrote next to an image of Jesus.
He also wrote “SHARIA LAW IS COMING!!!!” alongside a picture of Pope Benedict XVI.
He posted a photograph in March of a protester holding a sign saying, “Islam Will Dominate the World. Freedom Can Go To Hell.” http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/26/sharia-law-is-coming