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Sims slams media for calling Oklahoma beheading by radical Islamist ‘workplace violence’

Cliff Sims, Yellowhammer News CEO
Cliff Sims, Yellowhammer News CEO

Yellowhammer News CEO Cliff Sims took to social media on Friday to express frustration with the mainstream media’s coverage of the beheading of an Oklahoma woman by a Muslim former co-worker.

According to workers at Vaughan Foods in Moore, Oklahoma, Alton Nolen, 30, had tried to convert several of them to Islam. After recently being fired, Nolen barged into the factory on Friday with a 10-inch knife and beheaded a female employee while screaming Islamic phrases.

But in spite of the first-hand accounts and initial local news coverage, much of the mainstream national media has ignored the religious angle to the story all together, often simply referring to the incident as “workplace violence.”

“So a Muslim man in Oklahoma beheads a co-worker while screaming Islamic phrases and the mainstream media calls it ‘workplace violence’?” Sims wrote on Facebook. “What is wrong with these people? How can we expect to defeat radical Islamists on foreign battlefields when we’re scared to even call them the enemy here at home?”

Nolen was ultimately stopped by former Vaughan Foods CEO Mark Vaughan, who shot him with a rifle. Sims pointed out that an Oklahoma gun rights law passed several years ago may have been instrumental in making that possible.

“In 2007, the Oklahoma Legislature passed a bill stating that no employer can prevent workers from keeping their gun locked and out of sight in their cars — even when their cars are on company property,” Sims wrote. “The nut in Oklahoma was stopped by a law-abiding citizen with a gun. Thankfully, Alabama passed a similar law in 2013.”

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