The Family of the Muslim Oklahoma Terrorist who Beheaded a Woman Speaks out!

I don’t think videos like this are ever a good idea… unless all you plan on saying is, “We feel terrible for the families of those he hurt. We are so sorry for your pain. What he did was terrible and he should pay for what he’s done.”

But these families hardly ever say that, what they end up saying is “Woe is us. We can’t believe it. He was such a good kid.”

Well, that’s basically what happens here too…



“My son was a good kid,” Joyce Nolen said in a Facebook video of her son. “I know what they saying, that he done, but I’m going to tell you this, that’s not my son. There’s two sides to every story, and we’re only hearing one.”

The ex-con was taken down by the company’s chief operating officer, Mark Vaughn, a reserve deputy sheriff who opened fire after hearing screams and cries.

“His family, our hearts bleed right now because what they saying Alton has done,” Joyce Nolen says in the 98-second clip, posted to Facebook on Saturday night. “I want to apologize to both families because this is not Alton.”

We are all very remorseful,” Paige Nolen, his sister, told The Oklahoman. “If he had a chance to say anything, more than likely he would be apologizing, and that’s what we want the world to know.”

Sure. He’s remorseful. He just cut a woman’s head off. Then he got shot trying to cut someone else’s head off. I bet he’s super-remorseful.

(All sarcasm, by the way.)

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Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Romulus Marketing. He's also the managing editor at, and the managing partner at You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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