Less than 20 miles from where Alton Alexander Nolen is accused of beheading a co-worker the day before, a second Oklahoma man has been arrested for threatening to do the same.
In what The Oklahoman is calling a “bizarre coincidence,” another arrest has been made in Oklahoma City involving a beheading. Jacob Mugambi Muriithi, 30, is being held in the Oklahoma County jail on a terrorism complaint. Muriithi was identified as a native of Kenya who is living in Oklahoma City. He worked at Bellevue Nursing Home in northwest Oklahoma City.
According to the police report, on September 19, while working at the nursing home with a coworker whom he had never met, Muriithi made the statement that he planned to cut her head off. The victim, who has not been identified, claims that Muriithi identified himself as a Muslim and said he “represented ISIS and that ISIS kills Christians.” The woman said she asked him why they kill Christians and his response was very matter-of-fact.
“This is just what we do.”
The police report outlines the events as told by the victim. She said the beheading was brought up when Muriithi asked her what time she got off work. The woman said she jokingly replied by asking him if he was going to kill her. Jacob then responded, “Yes.” He said he was going to cut her head off. The victim asked Jacob what he was going to cut her head off with, and he said, “A blade,” then told her after he did it he was going to post it on Facebook.
The victim said that at no point did she feel that Muriithi was joking. He made all statements in a very serious manner. The victim also has another co-worker to back up part of her story. Apparently as the woman left the nursing home, Jacob repeated in the presence of another employee, that he was going to “use a blade.”
Police are saying that there is no immediate threat to other Oklahomans, but should any Americans be worried? Last week, CNN reported that a senior ISIS leader called for attacks in the United States and on Western allies.
“Civilians should not be exempt from brutality. Do not ask for anyone’s advice and do not seek anyone’s verdict. Kill the disbeliever whether he is civilian or military, for they have the same ruling. Both of them are disbelievers. Both of them are considered to be waging war. Rig the roads with explosives for them. Attack their bases. Raid their homes. Cut off their heads. Do not let them feel secure. Hunt them wherever they may be. Turn their worldly life into fear and fire. Remove their families from their homes and thereafter blow up their homes.”
Is it a coincidence that both Oklahoma incidents involving beheadings were completed only a week after ISIS leaders gave the advice of “cut off their heads” regarding Americans and westerners?