Colorado: Muslim gets life for killing Denver transit guard who was also a pastor

Despite the evidence, the media refuses to headline their articles with the truth. That’s why they are rightfully called fake news. CBS and many others titled it “Ex-soldier” instead of “Muslim jihadist.”

Source: Joshua Cummings case: Ex-soldier gets life in prison for killing Denver transit guard Scott Von Lanken – CBS News

DENVER — A former U.S. soldier who killed a transit security guard in downtown Denver last year was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole. After a three-day trial, a jury found Joshua Cummings, 38, guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Scott Von Lanken, 56.

CBS Denver writes that the jury deliberated for three hours. Cummings received the mandatory sentence shortly after the verdict was read.

Police said he walked up behind Von Lanken while the guard was speaking to two women late at night on Jan. 31, 2017, put a gun to his neck and shot him.

One of the women told investigators that Cummings said something like, “Do what you are told,” just before he opened fire and ran away, according to police. He was found a short time later hiding on the terrace of an apartment building with a handgun.

Von Lanken was a former police officer who was working as a contract security guard for the Denver area’s Regional Transportation District. CBS Denver also reports that Von Lanken was a pastor.

Cummings told The Associated Press shortly after his arrest that he supported the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), but investigators said they had not found any evidence that the terror group had anything to do with the killing.

Cummings, who joined the Army in 1996 but never saw combat, 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 Islamic convert from Texas declined to discuss the crime with the AP or whether his support for the militant group led him to shoot Von Lanken.

Members of mosques in the Denver area reported concerns about him to authorities before the shooting.

On Dec. 24, 2016, a mosque leader emailed the Department of Homeland Security to say a man identifying himself as a Muslim convert named Joshua, from Pampa, Texas, made worrisome statements that day about fighting to establish “the rule of Islam.” The email also said the man had rebuked a speaker “as being soft” on Shariah law earlier that month.

The FBI has declined to comment on what, if any, action agents took after Cummings was interviewed in December 2016.

Cummings had been vocal on Twitter about his views on Islam, and he was both critical and supportive of law enforcement.


As noted in a prior post on this jihadi:

“On the night in question, what I did do, I didn’t do that for the Islamic State. I did that purely and solely for the pleasure of Allah,” Cummings said.

 


 

PS: The Self-described ‘radical Muslim’ was on a federal terror-watch list!!

5 thoughts on “Colorado: Muslim gets life for killing Denver transit guard who was also a pastor

  1. Well this does prove that there are some Muslims who are not fanatics. But it does raise questions about the steps the authorities took when notified by the mosque that this man was possibly dangerous. I’d wager his converstion was not overnight and there had been other warnings and indications about his “tendencies.”

    But it was Denver and it is politically correct.

  2. ““On the night in question, what I did do, I didn’t do that for the Islamic State. I did that purely and solely for the pleasure of Allah,” Cummings said.”

    Like I have always been telling people for almost 20 years now, it is ISLAM itself, not these deflection excuses of “groups” which created and has continued Jihad by the hundreds of MILLIONS for the last 1400 years. And it is the Christian heresy of pacifism which has enabled it all to happen, causing the murder of hundreds of millions. If it wasn’t for this “turn the other cheek” bs, Islamics would have been wiped off the face of the earth over 1000 years ago and the world would be ruled by righteousness.

  3. Spread the guys picture ….. it will leak into the prison system…..

    The folks who do not like killers of Christians will cure the follower of the perfect Pedophile, mohamid, of what ails him…..,

    Just say’n

  4. No special meals, solitary confinement, no reading material that is Islamic based, no Imam visits, this man deserves not one single item of comfort in prison, He is not insane he simply followed the written word of Mohmmad because God does not tell people to kill.

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