Was Ohio State University Attack An Act of Terror

Nov 29th, 2016 | By | Category: News Posts
A screenshot of Abdul Razak Ali Artan’s Facebook page as obtained by NBC News Photo credit: Facebook

A screenshot of Abdul Razak Ali Artan’s Facebook page as obtained by NBC News
Photo credit: Facebook

**Update: The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack via their news agency, AMAQ on November 29, 2016.

Investigators are looking in the possibility of the car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University being an act of terror. The perpetrator, who injured 11 people during his attack, is a Somali-born study who previously criticized the media for its portrayal of Islam.

Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the attacker, drove his car into a group of pedestrians on campus around 10 am and then got out of his car and started stabbing people with a butcher knife before he was shot to death by a campus police officer on Monday, November 28, 2016.

Police are investigating whether the attack was an act of terror. The FBI has joined the investigation.

NBC News reported that Artan wrote on his Facebook page that he reached a “boiling point,” and made a reference to “lone wolf attacks” and cited radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.

“America! Stop interfering with other countries, especially Muslim Ummah [community]. We are not weak. We are not weak, remember that,” Artan’s post read.

The rest of the post is below:

“In the name of Allah, the most merciful and the most gracious.
(Screenshot this before it gets deleted)
My brothers and sisters, I am sick and tired of seeing my fellow Muslim brothers and sisters being killed and tortured EVERYWHERE. Seeing my fellow Muslims being tortured, raped, adn killed in Burma led to a boiling point. I can’t take it anymore.

America! Stop interfering with other countries, especially the Muslim Ummah. We are not weak. We are not weak, remember that.

If you want us Muslims to stop carrying lone wolf attacks, then make peace with “dawia in al sham.” Make a pact or a treaty with them where you promise to leave them alone, you and your fellow apostate allies.

By Allah, we will not let you sleep unless you give peace to the Muslims. You will not celebrate or enjoy any holiday.
Stop the killing of the Muslims in Burma.
Btw, every single Muslim who disapproves of my actions is a sleeper cell, waiting for a signal. I am warning you, Oh America!
And a message to the Muslims, don’t listen to celebrity scholars who sold their deen. I am talking about the likes of Yasir Qadhi, Omar Suleiman, Nouman Mufti Menk, and the list goes on. Beware of Al-Maghrib institure. Listen instead to our hero imam Anwar Al-Awaiaki.
Let me ask you this question, if the Muhammad peace and blessing upon him and his Saraba were here today, wouldn’t the Western Media call them terrorists?
To conclude,
By Allah, I am willing to kill a billion infidels in retributions for a single DISABLED Muslim/Muslims.

Artan was born in Somalia and was a permanent U.S. resident, according to a U.S. official.

Ohio State University police Chief Craig Stone reported that Artan deliberately drove his gray Honda over a curb outside an engineering classroom building and then began knifing people. Officer Alan Horujko arrived on the scene and shot Atan in less than a minute according to Chief Stone.

Screenshot of a post on Artan's Facebook page.

Screenshot of a post on Artan’s Facebook page.

The eleven victims were taken to three Columbus hospitals. Most were hurt by the car and two were stabbed. One suffered from a fractured skull.

California Representative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said the act bore the hallmarks of an attack by someone who could be self-radicalized.

The university’s newspaper ran an interview in August with a student named Abdul Razak Artan, a Muslim and third-year logistics management student who transferred from Columbus State Community College in the fall. He said he was looking for a place to pray openly but worried about how he would be received: “I was kind of scared with everything going on in the media. I’m a Muslim, it’s not what media portrays me to be. If people look at me, a Muslim praying, I don’t know what they’re going to think, what’s going to happen. But I don’t blame them. It’s the media that put that picture in their heads.”

In the last few months, federal law enforcement officials have spoken about concerns over online extremist propaganda, particularly from the Islamic State, that encourages knife and car attacks, which are easier to pull off than bombings.

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