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Fanatic Beheads Teen “Witch” After Watching Christian Videos

Isaiah Marin

Isaiah Marin

Another instance of online radicalization? This won’t get as much attention since the perpetrator is not a Muslim. Would it be right to declare this an act inspired by Christianity? Should all Christians now be under the microscope of suspicion?

These are rhetorical questions. There is no doubt that these are the actions of an extremist individual whose actions don’t represent the large majority of peaceful Christians. (h/t: Arman)

What if they were Muslim?

The RawStory

A “religious zealot” in Oklahoma nearly beheaded an acquaintance in a brutal slaying after watching Christian videos, police said.

Isaiah Marin was playing cards Wednesday afternoon with his brother and the victim, 19-year-old Jacob Crockett, at an apartment in Stillwater.

Police said the 21-year-old Marin was watching online videos “related to his Christian beliefs and the Book of Matthew” before he picked up a sword and began swinging it around.

His brother told him to be careful, and then he told police that Marin stabbed Crockett in the chest.

Marin’s brother said the suspect had argued with Crockett in the past because the victim and his brother, Jesse, “were practicing witchcraft and Isaiah had strong Christian beliefs.”

Samuel Marin fled from the apartment, police said, and his brother ran after him and promised to explain why he had killed the teen in letters from jail.

Police said Isaiah Marin called 911 and confessed that he had “murdered someone,” before rambling about magic and sacrifices.

“I hacked them to death with a machete,” Marin told dispatchers.

Police found Marin walking along a state highway, covered in blood and carrying a long knife.

Marin said he had fantasized about killing four or five people, including Crockett, police said.

Investigators said Crockett, who was the son of an Oklahoma Highway Patrol officer, had been nearly decapitated in the attack.

Jesse Crockett, the victim’s brother, said Marin was a “heavy drug user” and “religious zealot.”

Police said the case had no religious implications and was not related to recent beheadings by Islamic extremists — including an attack by a Muslim convert at an Oklahoma food plant.

Marin, a student at Northern Oklahoma College who intended to transfer to Oklahoma State University, was charged with first-degree murder and remains held without bail.

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  • Reynardine

    Chill. You can’t live in Florida without machetes, at least unless you are in a forty-story condo, beyond the reach of lianas. As for the swords, they’re antiques.

  • Jekyll

    Not for too long…

  • Jekyll

    Fine, you are cool…and creepy.

  • Reynardine

    I believe it was a machete, which are very inexpensive garden tools. I have three, one of which has a serrated spine for sawing and one half-length one for kitchen use. I also have two swords. It’s not that rare.

  • Reynardine

    You can go to the website of Bob Altemeyer at the University of Manitoba and download several interesting PDFs. I have sent you one of them.

  • Reynardine

    I doubt he could stand even the low-Scoville version.

  • Nightmare Neal

    This dumb dude went to college. Extreme Christians scare me. Being a witch is not even bad. We all should be able to do supernatural things. We only use about 4% and some 10% of our brains. Every body go practice magic and follow
    Nightmare Neal

  • Seeker

    I don’t know him. Do you know him? His name sounds “taqiyyish”.

  • Seeker

    It’s the Taqiyya I tell you.
    Also the grammar. That should be ” *into* the heart of his opponents! ” Kids these days.

  • Reynardine

    Shake, baby, shake!

  • Reynardine

    Wich obuongo are you? Do we know you?

  • Amin!
    As an individual with some libertarian (not libertine lol) ideas, an amateur student of ethnobotany for fifteen years, and a current medical cannabis patient, there are very few drugs that I believe should be outlawed.
    Meth is first on my list.

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