Alton Nolen, the man authorities believe is responsible for a brutal beheading in Moore, Oklahoma Thursday, posted an image which seemed to justify beheading on his Facebook page earlier this year.
Nolen posted on Facebook under the name Jah’Keem Yisrael. Over the past year, most of his posts deal with Islam. He writes short statements which are signed off with the phrase “****InfoFromAMuslim****.”
On March 7th, Nolen added an image to his Timeline which shows a partially decapitated man with someone standing over him pulling his head back to show the wound. Above the image there is a quote which reads, “Thus do we find the clear precedent that explains the peculiar penchantof Islamic terrorists to behead their victims: it is merely anotherprecedent bestowed by their Prophet.” Just below the image is a citation from the Quran, “I will instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off of them.”
The image is actually taken from a 2008 Power Point presentation. The Power Point, titled The Perfect Man, is intended to present a stark (and gruesome) contrast between Mohammed and Jesus on a number of issues, with the creators of the Power Point clearly favoring the latter. This slide is just one of several which feature severed heads.
The same day Nolen added the beheading photo he posted a photo to his timeline with which shows a black and white sign that reads: “Islam will Dominate the World: Freedom can go to hell.”
Finally, on the same day (March 7th) Nolen changed his cover photo to an image of jihadists holding rifles and rocket launchers. He wrote, “With killers and booom.”
A month after posting these photos, Nolen was released early from his probation for convictions he received in 2011. The probation was scheduled to end in 2017.
There are a number of other similar posts on Nolen’s Facebook page. On March 2nd, he posted a collage of Islamic women fighters. He wrote, “Some of my Muslim sisters… Its [sic] real in the Field when it comes down to God Allah the one and only and the Quran.” Another photo of male Islamic fighters has the caption, “Some of my Muslim Brothers!!!!!“
Reports have suggested that Nolen had sought to convert some of his fellow workers at Vaughn Foods. It’s clear from Nolen’s Facebook page that he did seek converts. On May 30th, he posted a photo of a young man holding his finger in the air. The caption beside the photo reads, “One whom was Guided to Islam 2day I offered him Dawah and he took his shahada!” Dawah is proselytizing and the shahada is the Muslim confession of faith.
In the following months, Nolen posted several photos of himself in prayer or spending time with other Muslims at the Oklahoma City mosque. His final post published Tuesday was a warning about the last days. He wrote (in all caps):
SHALOMALHAKEIUM (O YE MUSLIMS) ALLAH (sWT) SAYS IN THE LAST DAYS “PEOPLE WILLBE LOVERS OF THEMSELVES, PROUD AND UNHOLY”. SO TO ALL OF U THAT’SMASTURBATING WHICH I THINK IS 80% OF THE WORLD AND FOR WHATEVER THEDESIRE IT IS IN YOUR HEART THAT U DOING IT FOR-U CAN GET! (WARNING) THISIS THE LAST DAYS….2ND TIMOTHY 3:2 ****InfoFromAMuslim****