In what the local media is calling “a bizarre coincidence,” police arrested a fired Oklahoma City nursing home worker on Friday after he allegedly threatened to cut off a co-worker’s head.
Via The Oklahoman:
Jacob Mugambi Muriithi, 30, is being held in the Oklahoma County jail on a terrorism complaint. His bail is set at $1 million.
“We take these threats very seriously,” Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater said.
Muriithi, a native of Kenya, worked at Bellevue Nursing Home in northwest Oklahoma City, according to police. His arrest Friday coincided with the revelation that fired Vaughan Foods worker Alton Alexander Nolen/Jah’Keem Yisrael had beheaded a co-worker after he was fired the day before.
The co-worker, who has not been identified, accused Muriithi of threatening her while they were both working at the nursing home on Sept. 19, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.
She said Muriithi identified himself as a Muslim and said he “represented ISIS and that ISIS kills Christians,” the detective told a judge in the affidavit. The two had not worked together before.
Last week, a senior ISIS leader called for attacks in the United States and on Western allies.
Civilians should not be exempt from brutality, he said. “Do not ask for anyone’s advice and do not seek anyone’s verdict. Kill the disbeliever whether he is civilian or military, for they have the same ruling. Both of them are disbelievers. Both of them are considered to be waging war.”
He gave specifics on how to attack Westerners: “Rig the roads with explosives for them. Attack their bases. Raid their homes. Cut off their heads. Do not let them feel secure. Hunt them wherever they may be. Turn their worldly life into fear and fire. Remove their families from their homes and thereafter blow up their homes.”
The arrest affidavit reports that the woman claims she asked him why they kill Christians and he allegedly replied, “This is just what we do.”
“The victim said Jacob asked her what time she got off work and she replied by asking him in a joking manner if he was going to kill her,’ the detective wrote. “Jacob told the victim, ‘Yes,’ he was going to cut her head off. The victim asked Jacob what he was going to cut her head off with and he said, ‘A blade,’ then told her after he did it he was going to post it on Facebook.
“The victim said Jacob was serious when speaking and never made any statements that he was joking or playing around.”
It will be interesting to find out if Muriithi attended the same mosque, the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, that beheading suspect Alton Nolen/Jah’Keem Yisrael attended.