At first, the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City had denied that beheader Jah’keem Yisrael, nee Alton Nolen, attended mosque or that they were familiar with him. When pictures emerged of Jah’keem praying at the mosque on his Facebook page, their story radically changed. The media seamlessly reports the morphing narrative without question.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Mr. Nolen was a regular at the Friday service at Masjid An-Nasr, a mosque in Oklahoma City, said Saad Mohammed, director of Islamic information at the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, which operates it.
He was usually quiet and kept to himself, said Mr. Mohammed, who only recently learned Mr. Nolen’s name. He recalled interacting with Mr. Nolen just once, when Mr. Nolen had placed his Koran on the floor and Mr. Mohammed asked him to pick it up.
“There was nothing about him that alarmed us at all,” said Mr. Mohammed, who added that he had heard Mr. Nolen converted to Islam in jail.
Nothing “alarming” because the mosque was teaching the same things as Jah’keem believed.
Prisons have become recruiting centers for jihadists. But clearly the mosque reinforced the hate and violence in Islamic texts and teachings.
In the wake of the Oklahoma jihad beheading, the leader of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma wants security protection from the mythical “islamophobia.” The talk is all about an imaginary backlash that never happens. This nonsense is a more stealth jihad — a device to silence any criticism of jihad. Real moderates would have long ago adopted programs in the mosques to teach against and expunge the hate and calls for annihilation in the Qur’an.
This mosque is not unique. According to recent survey, over 80% of the mosques in the US teach, promote and advance jihad. AFDI’s 18 point platform urges:
— AFDI calls for surveillance of mosques and regular inspections of mosques in the U.S. and other non-Muslim nations to look for pro-violence materials. Any mosque advocating jihad or any aspects of Sharia that conflict with Constitutional freedoms and protections should be closed.— AFDI calls for immediate investigation into foreign mosque funding in the West and for new legislation making foreign funding of mosques in non-Muslim nations illegal.— AFDI calls for curriculum and Islam-related materials in textbooks and museums to describe the Islamic doctrine and history accurately, including its violent doctrines and 1,400-year war against unbelievers
“Oklahoma beheader’s mosque taught caliphate, destruction of US and Israel, Thanks to Robert Spencer, September 27, 2014
The Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City is in fill damage-control and victimhood mode, saying they hardly knew Oklahoma beheader Jah’Keem Yisrael, and asking for protection against “backlash.” But here is a look inside that mosque, courtesy an ex-Muslim who attended there and still lives nearby:
I went to the same mosque the Oklahoma Muslim who beheaded his co-worker today. I live ten minutes away!
The Imam was Imad Enchassi the last I heard. He was a friend of mine. He is a Lebanese-born Sunni who hates Israel. He once gave a sermon that the Israelis were trying to collapse al-Aqsa mosque by digging tunnels underneath it. They have no issue with Palestinian suicide bombings because, as it was explained to me, that is the only weapon the Palestinians have.
They sold Milestones in the book shop while I was there, which as you know calls for replacing all non-Islamic governments with Islamic ones. I remember listening to a tape a friend of mine, Yahya Graff, another white convert to Islam, had that prayed for the destruction of Israel and America.
The imam when I first converted, Suhaib Webb, is hailed as a moderate by liberals in the United States but he was the one that explicitly told me that according to Islam, three choices are to be given to non-Muslims: convert, pay the jizyah tax and live under Islamic rule, or jihad. They try very hard to whitewash Islam when the media is around, but they believe in their religion and the ultimate goal of an Islamic caliphate.
Courtesy of Pamela Geller.