The Ohio State attack shocked and angered us all.
What could’ve prompted this kind of vicious attack? Who could’ve done it?
Well, those waiting anxiously to learn the name, identity, and even motivation, of the Ohio State University attacker didn’t have to wait as long as usual.
Police released his name within hours of the assault and some even started using the “t” word, terrorism, in the near-immediate aftermath of the incident.
And as some suspected, given the nature of the crime – which involved a car plowing into a group of people along with a machete attack – the perpetrator was Muslim.
Abdul Razak Ali Artan.
And what’s unusual about this attack versus others committed in the name of Allah on American soil is that the media and law enforcement didn’t hold back a day, or longer, on releasing the suspect’s name and motive out of politically correct concerns. Rather, most all was made clear within hours.
As NBC News reported: “Abdul Razak Ali Artan, 18, wrote on what appears to be his Facebook page that he had reached a “boiling point,” 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,’ the post said.”
Officials still danced a bit on formally affixing a motive for the attack, which sent 11 to the hospital and left a campus police officer killed.
But at least the media wasn’t keeping quiet on the radical Islamic ties and refugee status of the killer.
Again, from NBC News: “Law enforcement officials told NBC News that Artan was a Somali refugee who left his homeland with his family in 2007, lived in Pakistan and then came to the United States in 2014 as a legal permanent resident.”
Source: NBC News