Here it is, fellas. The Islamic State issued this call in September 2014:
So O muwahhid, do not let this battle pass you by wherever you may be. You must strike the soldiers, patrons, and troops of the tawaghit. Strike their police, security, and intelligence members, as well as their treacherous agents. Destroy their beds. Embitter their lives for them and busy them with themselves. If you can kill a disbelieving American or European — especially the spiteful and filthy French — or an Australian, or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever from the disbelievers waging war, including the citizens of the countries that entered into a coalition against the Islamic State, then rely upon Allah, and kill him in any manner or way however it may be….If you are not able to find an IED or a bullet, then single out the disbelieving American, Frenchman, or any of their allies. Smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car, or throw him down from a high place, or choke him, or poison him….
Artan had a real issue with his university’s lack of Islamic prayer rooms, and the terribly unfair media:
Guys, it’s only the media putting bad thoughts in your head about Abdul Artan. He even says so.
Jihad at Ohio State University: Man who attacked with knife and car “tentatively identified” as Somali Muslim
Cops say OSU jihad attacker’s motive is “still unclear”
The Somali terrorist, Abdul Razak Artan, was a peaceful Muslim “wrongly portrayed by the media”– Americans need to understand Somali culture. Stabbing someone is a sign of acceptance and friendship. Tweet #IllStabWithYou to show solidarity with the Somali community!
Somali refugee ranted about how he was ‘sick and tired of seeing my fellow Muslim brothers being killed and tortured’ on social media hours before wounding 11 in Ohio State knife and car attack
Nutroots and other self hating leftoids will buy this BS-argument and swallow it, hook, line and sinker.
- Abdul Razak Ali Artan has been identified as the assailant behind a stabbing attack at OSU’s Columbus campus Monday morning
- He has been described as a Somali refugee and a logistics management student at the school
- Fire alarm was pulled at Watts Hall just before 10am and Artan reportedly mowed down evacuating students and staff with his car
- He then got out of the vehicle and started slashing victims with a knife injuring 11 – including one critically
- Responding OSU police officer Alan Harujko, 28, shot Artan dead after he failed to respond to commands
- Two other men were taken from the scene in handcuffs, but police now believe there was only one attacker
- Attack comes after ISIS’ call for jihadists to use knife attacks as they’re the most widely available weapons
- Authorities are instigating Facebook post, allegedly made by Artan, which warned America to ‘stop interfering with other countries if you want us Muslims to stop carrying lone wolf attacks’
- The posts also mention radical cleric Anwar Awlaki and states that Artan is ‘sick and tired of seeing my fellow Muslim brothers and sisters being killed and tortured EVERYWHERE. I can’t take it anymore’
Somali refugee Abdul Razak Ali Artan posted on Facebook that he was ‘sick and tired of seeing my fellow Muslim brothers being killed and tortured’ shortly before he went on a slashing rampage at the Ohio State University that left 11 injured.
Authorities are currently investigating the posts, allegedly made by Artan, which mention radical cleric Anwar Awlaki and accuse America of ‘interfering’ with other nations.
‘I am sick and tired of seeing my fellow Muslim brothers and sisters being killed and tortured EVERYWHERE,’ it stated. ‘I can’t take it anymore.
‘America! Stop interfering with other countries, especially Muslim Ummah (communities)… [if] you want us Muslims to stop carrying lone wolf attacks.’
‘We are not weak, remember that,’ the post said, according to NBC News.
Two hours before that, another post read: ‘Forgive and forget. Love.’
Artan left at least 11 injured – one critically – after he drove onto the sidewalk at the university on Monday, mowing down crowds of innocent bystanders, witnesses say.
He then jumped out of the car and began slashing victims with a butcher knife, according to police.
While the motive for the attack is still under investigation, there are questions about whether Artan, who was Muslim, may have carried it out in the name of jihad.
Artan is reportedly a Somali refugee who fled his home country in 2007, moving first to Pakistan with his family before coming to America in 2014 and gaining legal permanent resident status. His age has not been confirmed, but it has been reported by various outlets as 18 and 20.
Somalia has become a haven for terror groups – including ISIS – since civil war broke out in the 1990s. And Columbus has one of the largest contingents of Somali refugees in the U.S.
The suspect lived briefly in a temporary shelter in Dallas before settling in Ohio, according to Catholic Charities records, obtained by NBC.
A knife-wielding man was killed on Monday after going on a rampage at the Ohio State University. Above, a body is seen on the campus
Police cover the body of suspect Artan outside Watts Hall on the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus after the attack
He attended Columbus State Community College for two years, where he graduated cum laude with an associates degree before moving onto Ohio State to continue his studies.
In the piece, he said that he struggled to find a private place to pray on campus, after transferring from Columbus State which had such facilities.
‘This place is huge, and I don’t even know where to pray. I wanted to pray in the open, but I was kind of scared with everything going on in the media.
‘I’m a Muslim, it’s not what the 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,’ Artan said.
At an afternoon press conference, officials said there appeared to be only one knife-wielding attacker – countering earlier reports of a shooting involving possibly multiple assailants.
The chaos started just before 10am, when a fire alarm was pulled at Watts Hall, home to the chemical engineering department. As people were evacuating the building, Artan drove a silver car onto the sidewalk and mowed down the crowds of innocent bystanders.
‘This car just swerved and ran into a whole group of people,’ witness Nicole Kreinbrink told NBC. ‘All these people were running and screaming and yelling.’
He then got out of the car and started slashing victims with a butcher knife. A witness told CNN that Artan remained silent throughout the attack but had a ‘crazed’ look on his face.
OSU sophomore Jacob Bowers says he heard someone yell ‘he’s got a knife’.
‘I saw a guy with a big-a** knife just chasing people around. When I saw that, I grabbed all my stuff and started running,’ Bowers told NBC.