| Colorado: Convert to Islam, ISIS supporter, gets life in prison for murder of transit security guard
| Saturday, January 27, 2018
|Jihad Watch : Yet another convert to Islam somehow gets the crazy idea that his new
religion, which every right-thinking person knows teaches peace and
tolerance, commands him to commit murder. Authorities, as always, have
no interest whatsoever in this phenomenon. I do hope, however, that the
learned imams Pope Francis and H.R. McMaster are preparing to travel to
Denver to teach Cummings how to understand his religion of peace
“Ex-soldier, ISIS supporter sentenced in execution-style slaying of Denver security guard,” by Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, January 26, 2018: An ex-soldier and a self-proclaimed ISIS supporter was
sentenced to life in prison without parole Thursday for the
execution-style slaying of a Denver transit security guard last year. Joshua Cummings, 38, was found guilty of first-degree murder Thursday
in the death of Scott Von Lanken, 56, after a three-day trial. Cummings
was issued the mandatory sentence shortly after the verdict was read.
On Jan. 31, 2017, the ex-soldier walked up behind Von Lanken while
the guard was speaking to two women late at night, put a gun to his neck
and shot him, police said…. Cummings, who joined the Army in 1996 but never saw combat, told The
Associated Press shortly after his arrest he supported ISIS, but
investigators said they have not found any evidence that the terror
group was linked to the killing.
Cummings also said he pledged his allegiance to ISIS and fasted
behind bars for three days to purge himself of an oath he took to uphold
the U.S. Constitution. The Texas native declined to say if his support of ISIS led him to
shoot Von Lanken. Officials believe the Muslim convert moved to Denver
in 2016 from Pampa, Texas, the Denver Channel reported. Denver’s Muslim community emailed the Department of Homeland Security
on Dec. 24, 2016, expressing concerns over statements Cummings made at
mosque events. The email stated Cummings was “very radicalized” and was
fond of Shariah law.
The FBI has declined to comment on if agents took any action
regarding the email about Cummings or if he was interviewed at that
Cummings had been vocal on Twitter about his views on Islam, and he was both critical and supportive of law enforcement.
|posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 5:12 PM