The other day there was a shooting reported at Ohio State University. Initial reports stated that between seven and nine were shot – but that turned out to be inaccurate.
What really happened began when a student attempted to run others over with his car before getting out of his vehicle. He then went around stabbing and slashing students with a knife. His attack ended when officers confronted him within a minute and shot him dead.
Within hours, we learned that the perpetrator behind the attack was Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a refugee from Somalia. Ironically, in an interview he gave to OSU’s student newspaper he complained about how Muslims were unfairly portrayed as terrorists in the media.
And was terror his motive? Of course. On his social media accounts investigators found references to Anwar al-Awlaki, the American al-Shabaab member who was also found emailing with the Fort Hood shooter before his terror attack. There was also evidence found that Abdul viewed ISIS propaganda.
But the smoking gun is what he posted on his Facebook account right before the account. As the Fiscal Conservatives reported:
Here’s what the radical Islamic terrorist posted on his Facebook page shortly before the attack: “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.”
Abdul Razak Ali Artan, also made reference to Anwar Al-Awlaki, a radical American-born al-Qaeda cleric, describing him as a “hero.”
“If you want us Muslims to stop carrying lone wolf attacks, then make peace,” Artan’s post continued. “We will not let you sleep unless you give peace to the Muslims.”
After the attack ISIS claimed responsibility saying that Atran was a “soldier of the Islamic State.”
Hilariously, there are still people out there who will say with a straight face that the motive is unclear. A handful of clueless liberals even tried to politicize the attack to push for gun control, apparently unaware that the only gun used was to kill the terrorist.
I believe the motive is clear.