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Muslim Moderate: Oklahoma Beheading Is 'Workplace Jihad'

By    |   Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 04:54 PM

It's a mistake for the FBI to label the Oklahoma beheading workplace violence and not recognize the act for what it really is, says Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, president of The American Islam Forum for Democracy. 

"I can't tell you how important it is that we get this right," Jasser told J.D. Hayworth and Miranda Khan on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV Tuesday.

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"Maybe it's workplace jihad, but it's certainly not just plain old workplace violence," he contends.

Oklahoma resident Alton Nolen allegedly beheaded Colleen Hufford at a food distribution plant in Moore, Oklahoma on Friday. He has been charged with first degree murder. 

"This gentleman, if you look at his Facebook page was influenced by a global narrative of Islamists that hate America, that believe that America is evil and anti-Islam," said Jasser, who is a moderate Muslim. "And he praised [Osama] Bin Laden."

"There's no doubt that his motivation was one of advancing the cause of Islamists' supremacism," he explained.

"We have to label this terrorism no different than what Nidal Hasan did," he added, referencing the man convicted of fatally shooting 13 people at Fort Hood in 2009.

"Not only was the act a beheading just like [the Islamic State] ISIS . . . there's a picture of him on his Facebook page giving the sign of ISIS," he said. "To call this workplace violence is an attempt to anesthetizing the American public to the real problem over and over again."

The head of The American Islam Forum for Democracy called it "insanity" that "we keep seeing the messages and we're avoiding the reality of a disease we need to treat."

Jasser is calling on other Muslims to not only condemn the violence, which he says is "easy" to do, but to also condemn "the ideologies that feed this," which he contends most Muslims are in denial about.

He explained that what fuels groups like ISIS is not mere "violent extremism, as the president's speech to the UN last week wanted to tell us, it is the supremacism of the Islamic State, the belief that states need to be driven by Sharia Law and this is where I really had problems with the coalition that he got together."

"Saudi Arabia and Qatar those countries are fueling the generation of ISIS," he said. "Saudi Arabia commits beheadings almost every month."

"They cut off hands, they treat women as third and fourth class citizens," he added.

"The ISIS's of the world are just more brazen and open in the type of societies they have, but yet they do the same thing that Saudi Arabia and others [do]," Jasser explained, adding that "these ideas . . . infect the minds of Muslims all over the world."

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It's a mistake for the FBI to label the Oklahoma beheading workplace violence and not recognize the act for what it really is, says Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, president of The American Islam Forum for Democracy.
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