President Obama’s Thank You to Muslims in Oklahoma-Truth!
President Obama’s Thank You to Muslims in Oklahoma-Truth!Summary of eRumor: President Obama sent a “thank you” note to the Muslim community in Moore, Oklahoma, where a man accused of beheading a co-worker allegedly attended religious services. The Truth: Department of Homeland Security Official David Myers delivered a message from President Obama to the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City during its “Feast of Sacrifice” celebration in October 2014.
Meyers read a message in which the president extended “warm greetings” from the American people and lauded the Muslim community there for its relief work after a tornado tore through the area in 2013, local station KFOR reports.
“Your service is a powerful example of the powerful roots of the Abrahamic faiths and how our communities can come together with shared peace with dignity and a sense of justice,” Meyers read from Obama’s message in a video posted by KFOR.
The eRumor’s claims that Alton Nolen, the man accused of beheading one co-worker at Vaughn Foods and wounding another with a knife in September 2014, attended services held by the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City also appear true.Local authorities said shortly after Nolen’s arrest that he was a recent convert to the Muslim faith and had tried to convert co-workers. However, the FBI approached Nolan’s case as a matter of “workplace violence,” the Washington Post reportsThe FBI uses specific criteria to define terrorism, and Nolen had a lengthy criminal record prior to the incident, according to Oklahoma Department of Corrections records.
Several members of a prominent mosque in Oklahoma City recalled seeing Nolan attend prayer services. They described him as “quiet, low-key and odd,” the Oklahoman reportsThe name and location of the mosque was not disclosed due to security concerns. Leaders of the mosque denounced Nolen’s actions and said Nolan was “as far away as he could be” in keeping with Islam. Posted 10/08/14
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
The president wrote a thank you note to the mosque that spawned the Oklahoma beheader. Go figure.
The note was hand-delivered by David Myers, a DHS Director. Myers not only delivered the note, he also read it aloud to the congregation.
Quite a bit of pomp and circumstance when one considers the circumstance.
Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch reports, quoting KFOR TV:
Today, an official from Washington D.C. flew in to Oklahoma to present a special thank you to the Muslim congregation.
He read a message from President Barrack [sic] Obama, extending warm greetings from the American people during the Muslim holiday.
“Your service is a powerful example of the powerful roots of the Abrahamic faiths and how our communities can come together with shared peace with dignity and a sense of justice.”….
KFOR claimed the killing was unrelated to the mosque (I guess they did their own thorough independent investigation) while noting that the FBI said the beheading “has nothing to do with the Muslim faith.”
Whew, that’s reassuring. Because for a minute I thought there might be a connection, what with the beheader’s conversion to Islam; his wish to be called Mohammed; his badgering co-workers to convert; his Facebook page replete with jihad-inspired comments and pictures including a photograph of a beheaded person; his shouting Islamic phrases while carrying out his savage acts; and his recent request for a Muslim attorney.
And I guess it’s also a crazy coincidence that the mosque sells a book that calls for replacing non-Islamic governments with Islamic ones. And that an imam who recently preached at the mosque endorsed “convert, pay the jizyah tax and live under Islamic rule, or jihad.” And that a former imam at the mosque with ties to al-Qaeda now preaches at the mosque in Boston that the Tsarnaev brothers attended.
And surely all the violence in the Koran, including the mandate to behead infidels, would also be unrelated.
Silly me. I thought this might be relevant.
So, to recap: Common sense has flown the coop. Stupidity reigns. The Oklahoma mosque is not being investigated. Instead, it gets a thank you note from the president.
Oh, and if I can just rant aloud here for a moment: How dare the president presume to send “warm greetings” from Americans. I send no warm greetings to this mosque. No greetings of any kind.