The story surrounding Alton Alexander Nolen, the homegrown Jihadi who beheaded one coworker and stabbed another yesterday in Oklahoma, continues to evolve.
We learn that the owner of Vaughn Foods, who also worked as a reserve deputy, had the presence of mind to don body armor and deploy his personally-owned rifle, which he used to shoot Nolen multiple times, halting the brutal attack.
The defender is said to be white, while Nolen is black. Amazingly, Al Sharpton has not rushed to Vaughn Foods with a rent-a-mob. Yet.
Police vaguely describe a “semiautomatic” or “assault rifle” used by the defender in his duties as a reservist. Both officials and media are being very, very careful not to use the phrase, “AR15″ – although it is unlikely that anyone serving as a reserve deputy would use anything other than an AR15.
One or two sources online claim the defender was armed with a Bushmaster AR15 – ironically, the same weapon used in the Sandy Hook massacre. If this is true, expect never to have this confirmed by the mainstream media, since this would support what we’ve been saying all along: that guns are inanimate tools that can be used for either good or evil, depending on the user. Media would have us believe that guns – especially “assault weapons” – are inherently evil things.
That Nolen survived multiple gunshot wounds from an AR15 is vexing. However, it appears that Nolen was shot in the very act of stabbing his second female victim. This implies close proximity between victim and aggressor, perhaps leaving only peripheral areas – arms, legs, etc – for bullet placement while posing minimal risk to the victim.
News reports are so far not providing a blow-by-blow account of the encounter, or a list of gunshot wounds/locations righteously administered to Nolen.
Also, ball 5.56 ammunition at point-blank range is not a terribly effective stopper. The (typically) 55 or 62-grain bullets tend to zing through the body of the target without tumbling or expanding, leaving minimal damage in their wake.
Or, as one old salt once told me, “.22 caliber hole going in, .22 caliber hole going out”.
The most amazing aspect of this story is that Nolen, who took the name “Jah’Keem Yisrael” after converting to Islam, had an online footprint that authorities should have keyed on. On his Facebook page, he boasts that “Sharia law is coming” to “Amerika”. Photos posted by Nolen glorify Jihadi terrorists in the Middle East, and celebrate the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. It is clear Nolen idolized the likes of Osama bin Laden. One photo disturbingly shows a man decapitated by ISIS maniacs in Syria.
There is an awful lot of anti-American, anti-Christian and anti-white rhetoric on Nolen’s Facebook page. This verbiage certainly meets the criteria for “hate speech”.
While composing this story, I read that the FBI has discovered links between Nolen and al Qaeda terror mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki, and also the mosque used by the Boston Bombing Tsarnaev Brothers.
The attack continues to be described far and wide as “workplace violence” rather than as “terrorism”.
Yet, the FBI and other Federal authorities appear dumbfounded, caught entirely unawares by this lunatic’s often violent ramblings. It is becoming clear that Nolen was on no one’s radar in Washington.
The story would be different had Nolen been a Tea Party member, a gun rights advocate, a Ron Paul supporter, a critic of the Obama regime, or an otherwise outspoken conservative.
Had Nolen purchased a case or two of either MREs or ammunition, he would have been at a much higher risk of having his name on a watch list.
Instead, his disjointed gibbering about the glories of Jihad earned him exactly zero attention from federal authorities.
What a joke.