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Published On: Tue, Sep 30th, 2014

9/11 terorrist, Zacarias Moussaoui, from same mosque as Alton Nolen

The Oklahoma Muslim man who beheaded a female co-worker and stabbed another attempted the same mosque as a 9/11 terrorist who is now serving a life sentence.

Alton NolenAlton Nolen, the man behind the shocking attack at Vaughn foods, attended  services at the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City (ISGOC) every Friday according to a Breitbart report. This is the same mosque frequented by Zacarias Moussaoui, “a man convicted in federal court of conspiring to kill U.S. citizens as part of the September 11 attacks,” the Sept. 28 article reveals.

“He always sat in the back, he was very quiet and very low key,” Saad Mohammed, the Board Chair of Oklahoma’s Council on American-Islamic Relations said to Breitbart. “Not someone you would notice right away. If you were to walk into an empty room, you wouldn’t have noticed him…He was a little odd, a little strange in the way he carried himself. But we [at the mosque] never made anything of it.”

Nolan first started attending ISGOC in May.

“While Mohammed denies that his mosque encourages radicalization, he revealed that Moussaoui also attended ISGOC.”

Mohammed recalled Moussaoui expressing a dislike towards non-Muslims. “I lectured a class that day, and [Moussaoui] said he disagreed with non-Muslims being in the Mosque…We didn’t pay any attention because that’s just how some people think. But you know, look what happened. So we’re going to try to monitor for [strange behavior] more.”

At this point, however, it is unclear how ISGOC monitors alarming behavior.

FBI reports show that in early 2001, Massaoui displayed odd, alienating behavior at ISGOC; he approached Suhaib Webb, the mosque’s former Imam, and asked, “Why don’t you tell the Muslims they should leave the land of the Infidel?”

Webb himself, and his history of radicalization, has also raised eyebrows. Webb, who now serves as Imam of the sister organization of the mosque attended by the Boston Bomber suspects, has ties to former al-Qaeda mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki.

“We do have people here who have an extreme way of thinking,” Mohammed admitted. “What I mean by that is [they think], ‘The way I practice Islam is right, you’re wrong. My school of thought is the best, your’s is a little shaky.’ We have that.”

Mohammed said of the Nolen attack, “This is not something that’s going to be widespread. We’re going to keep our eye out for this.”

He added, though, that “it’s impossible to completely stop” violence, “because you don’t know what people are thinking.”

Nolen remains hospitalized, shot by Mark Vaughn during the attack.

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