Immediately thereafter, he drove to his house, retrieved a large knife and drove back to the headquarters of his former employer. He proceeded to behead one woman and stab another woman and would have attacked others if not for the bravery of Mark Vaughan, the company's COO and a reserve deputy, who shot Nolen and prevented others from being killed.
During the attack, Nolen was shouting Islamic phrases. He was a recent convert to Islam and had been trying to convice his co-workers at Vaughan Foods to become Muslim. His Facebook postings were filled with anti-American hate and included pictures of Osama Bin Laden and the Twin Towers burning after the attacks of 9/11.
Nolen was obviously a devout Muslim as he was pictured in Islamic clothing and praying at a local mosque. He killed his co-worker in the same savage manner as the Islamic State barbarians kill innocent people in Iraq and Syria.
It seems clear that religion played an important factor in this murder, yet the Moore law enforcement officials labeled the incident “workplace violence.” The Oklahoma tragedy is unlike any other example of workplace violence in recent memory. However, it is reminiscent of one other event, the Fort Hood attack in 2009. In that incident, radical Muslim Nidal Malik Hasan killed 13 soldiers and wounded 32. He was upset about the country's role in fighting Islamic terrorism at home and abroad. He had been in regular contact with a radical cleric and a known terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki, who clearly inspired Hasan's Fort Hood attack. Not surprisingly, the Obama administration labeled Hasan's attack as one of workplace violence.
In both cases, in spite of overwhelming evidence, there has been an attempt to disconnect these attacks from radical Islam. It shows the ugly side of political correctness which tries to bury the truth in an attempt to protect the feelings of Muslims in this country.
Americans need to face the truth that radical Islam has moved from the Middle East to our homeland. Whether the government wants to admit reality or not, there is a growing problem of radical Islam in our country.
Experts believe that 15% of Muslims adhere to a radical branch of Islam which calls for killing infidels and establishing a worldwide caliphate where Islam will be the only religion allowed. In this horrific scenario, all liberties and freedoms would be gone and the world will be governed by a radical Islamic theocracy.
These radicals do not exclude America in their worldwide aspirations. They care nothing about the lives of non-Muslims and believe the attacks in Moore and Fort Hood were quite justified.
America, we have a problem. The best approach is to deal with the reality that our country is now home to 1.6 million people of Middle Eastern descent. In the last three years, 300,000 people have immigrated to the United States from Muslim countries.
These numbers are growing and while the vast majority of Muslims are law abiding, peaceful Americans, there is little doubt that a worrisome minority do not believe in the rights and freedoms that Americans are guaranteed in our Constitution.
If we don't start to take action, the number of beheadings and attacks similar to the one at Fort Hood, Texas will only increase. It may be called workplace violence by our politically correct officials, but the truth of radical Islam is much, much uglier.