According to report this morning in The Norman Transcript, Joel Hinrichs never visited the local Masjid An-Nur mosque in Norman, Oklahoma:
|Distorted media stories have city and student Muslim communities on edge, after it was revealed that bomber Joel “Joe” Henry Hinrichs roomed with a Muslim student at the Parkview apartments near the University of Oklahoma campus.|
|However, the FBI has found no connection between the 21-year-old engineering major, who died from an explosion at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday about 100 yards outside OU’s Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium packed with more than 84,000 fans, and the Muslim community, other than other than Hinrichs’ rooming with OU finance major [name redacted] from Pakistan.|
|And Hinrichs apparently never visited the Masjid An-Nur Islamic mosque that has served the Muslim community at 1304 George Avenue since 1978.|
|“He had never been to our mosque and he’s not associated with our mosque in any way, shape or form,” said 44-year-old Mohamed Farid Elyazgi, who has lived in Norman with his family since 1985. “We had never seen him until we saw his picture in the media.”|
This directly contracdicts earlier stories from different sources. Whether it is the truth, or instead another instance of taqiyyah, remains to be seen.
A further note:
|Elyazgi emphasized that Islam forbids suicide and Muslims condemn all acts of violence.|
Well, of course. That simply goes without saying.