As Western Journalism reported last week, the man linked to a brutal beheading in Oklahoma is believed to have been a worshipper at the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City. That mosque, reports indicate, has been associated with radicalism and support for Islamic jihad, leading to speculation that suspect Alton Nolen, also known as Jah’Keem Yisrael, became radicalized through his involvement with the group.
Despite the fact that mounting evidence challenges early assertions that the vicious murder was a random case of workplace violence, the Obama Administration has been noticeably reticent to speak out against the extremist ideology behind the attack. Astoundingly, however, Obama was apparently comfortable with delivering a glowing message of appreciation to Nolen’s mosque the day after Hofford’s funeral.
— Mary Forbes (@MaryForbes14) October 6, 2014
KFOR reported that, in recognition of the annual Muslim pilgrimage known as Eid Ul-Adha, Obama sent a White House representative to the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City to recite a personal message of appreciation.
“Your service is a powerful example to the powerful roots of the Abrahamic faiths,” Obama wrote, “and how our communities can come together with shared peace with dignity and a sense of justice.”
Upon learning of the presidential outreach to a mosque that some believe produced a murderous monster, social media commenters expressed outrage at such an insensitive display.
Obama sends thank you letter to Oklahoma beheader’s mosque. Beyond insensitive…he’s dangerous. http://t.co/pcNyYKbeOA
— Johnny Jones (@gamma_ray239) October 6, 2014
This is un-frigging-believable! Obama needs to watch more Fox News. Megyn Kelly has exposed the Oklahoma Mosque. http://t.co/krzNem7D7G
— Bart Bartlett (@BartBuzz) October 6, 2014
Hofford’s funeral, reports indicate, was held at a nearby Baptist church and included no official government representation.
BCN editor’s note: This article first appeared at Western Journalism.