Noah Green, the suspect who, according to law enforcement sources, smashed his car into two U.S. Capitol police officers on Friday, posted on social media in the weeks leading up to the attack that he had lost his job and suffered from health problems, and said he believed the federal government. targeted him with “mind control”.
Less than two hours before he was shot and killed, Green posted a number of Instagram stories on an account believed to be his own, including links to other Instagram videos of Minister Louis Farrakhan, leader of Nation of Islam. , speaking.
“The US government is Black Enemy # 1!” One video caption read. In another post on the Instagram account, Green wrote last week that he believed Farrakhan had saved him “after the terrible afflictions I have presumably suffered. The CIA and FBI, US government agencies d ‘America. ”
In response to a comment on this post, Green wrote: “I have suffered multiple burglaries, food poisoning, assault, unauthorized hospital operations, mind control.”
Green, 25, graduated from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va., In 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in finance, according to an undergraduate program at the university. A law enforcement source said he had a Virginia driver’s license.
An online athletics biography from the university said he was born in Fairlea, West Virginia, and that “the person in history he would most like to meet is Malcolm X”. In a March 17 post on a Facebook account that appears to be his own, Green wrote that he believed Farrakhan was “Jesus, the Messiah” and that Farrakhan had “contributed to my awakening and my life’s work.” Green signed the “Brother Noah X” message.
“To be honest, the last few years have been tough, and the past few months have been tougher,” Green wrote in the post. “I have undergone some of the most important and unimaginable tests of my life.”
He said he was unemployed “after quitting my job partly because of grief, but ultimately in search of a spiritual journey.”
“My faith is one of the only things that has been able to carry me through these times and my faith is centered on the belief of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan as Jesus, the Messiah, the last divine call in our midst “, the post continued. “I consider him to be my spiritual father. Without his guidance, his word and his teachings that I learned along the way, I would not have been able to continue.
That same day, Green uploaded an image of a certificate that appeared to recognize a gift he had made to the Nation of Islam of $ 1,085. He also posted links to videos of several Farrakhan speeches. One of the videos, from a 1996 speech by Farrakhan, was titled “The Divine Destruction of America”.
In his Facebook post, Green wrote that he “unknowingly” took medication and was suffering from side effects.
“The minister is here to save me and the rest of humanity, even if it means facing death,” he wrote, referring to Farrakhan. “Be ready to deny yourself and follow him, take up your cross.
The Instagram and Facebook accounts were both taken offline on Friday afternoon.
“After this horrific event, our thoughts are with the Capitol Police and their loved ones,” a Facebook company spokesperson told CNN. “We have designated the incident as part of our Dangerous People and Organizations policy, which means that we have removed the suspect’s accounts from Facebook and Instagram, and are removing any content that praises, supports or represents the attack or the suspect. We are in contact with the police as they conduct their investigation. ”
Two police sources familiar with the ongoing investigation confirm to CNN that the Facebook page is that of the suspect. Additionally, an Instagram account with the same photos and information as the Facebook account was discovered by CNN.
CNN attempted to contact Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam for comment on this story but did not receive a response. Appeals to the Nation of Islam were directed to the organization’s newspaper, and an individual who picked up the phone at the newspaper said no one could comment on the story.
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