In the aftermath of last week’s vicious beheading in Oklahoma, Fox News Channel host Megyn Kelly took a firm stance against those who tried to portray Alton Nolen’s act as mere frustration over his recent termination. Anchor Trace Gallagher joined Kelly to chronicle some of the early evidence that the suspect was influenced by extremist Islamic ideology.
According to his Facebook profile, Nolen had begun referring to himself as Jah’keem Yisrael, Gallagher explained, and proudly posted shocking images and “Islamic rants,” including one graphic that declared, “Islam will dominate the world, freedom can go to hell.”
He also posted photos of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and a violent beheading accompanied by passages from the Quran.
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As Western Journalism reported, the mosque Nolen reportedly attended has also been linked to extremist rhetoric and support for jihad.
“After all that,” Kelly responded, “police are so far referring to that as a case of workplace violence.”
While she conceded his termination could have been the catalyst for the deadly act, she noted that the evidence suggests he was already on a violent course.
“It certainly seems he snapped upon being fired,” she said, “but that doesn’t account for the true motivations leading to the anger and the disposition toward committing such a heinous act.”
Another indicator that this was not a typical outburst of violence, Kelly explained, was the manner in which Nolen’s victim was killed.
“This is the first American beheading on American soil,” she said, “reportedly in the name of jihad if you believe the reports that he was shouting Arabic phrases prior to the murder.”
Nolen was ultimately brought down by the company’s CEO, who happens to also be a reserve sheriff’s deputy. Former FBI Assistant Director in Charge James Kallstrom weighed in on the importance of an armed individual on the premises.
“Thank God someone in that place had a gun,” he said, predating that “in the future … more and more people who are just whimsically against guns … are going to hope that good people have guns too.”
H/T: Conservative Tribune