At first, the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City (ISGOC) had denied knowing or being familiar with alleged beheader Jah’Keem Yisrael, nee Alton Nolen. When pictures emerged of Jah’Keem praying at the mosque on his Facebook page, the mosque’s story radically changed.
The media seamlessly reported the morphing narrative without question. Then the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City went into full damage-control and victimhood mode. Their response? Leaders of the ISOGC wanted security protection from the phantom “Islamophobia” and the “backlash” that never happens.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Nolen was a regular at Friday prayers at Masjid An-Nasr, a mosque in Oklahoma City that is part of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City. Saad Mohammed, director of Islamic information ISGOC, said: “There was nothing about him that alarmed us at all.”
Like so many jihadists, Jah’keem Yisrael converted to Islam in jail. Prisons have long been recruiting centers for jihadists. According to one attendee, the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma’s mosque reinforced the hate and violence in the Islamic texts and teachingsextolled by prison jihad recruiters.
It has also come to light that the Nolen’s mosque has close ties to Hamas and al Qaeda.
Mufid Abdel Qader, the younger half-brother of Hamas’ supreme political leader and world’s leading terrorist, Khaled Mashal, was the founder and incorporator of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City.