View Full Version : Muslim convert from Texas facing murder charges for killing security guard

03-04-2017, 05:24 PM
A Muslim convert from Texas facing murder charges for killing a security guard in Colorado said he acted “solely for the pleasure of Allah,” but CBS4 in Denver told its viewers that the alleged [B]killer’s motive “is still unclear"

Joshua Cummings, 37, has been charged with the Jan. 30 murder of Scott Von Lanken, a security guard for Denver’s Regional Transportation District. Police who rushed to the scene of the murder discovered Von Lauken shot through the head, and soon after found Cummings hiding on the terrace of an apartment building. He was armed with a handgun that matched the caliber of the shooting, according to investigators.

While refusing to admit he murdered the victim, Cummings did describe his motive. “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 told CBS4.

“I give my bay’ah [loyalty oath] to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and I am committed to being a soldier for the Islamic State,” Cummings told CBS4