Thanks to the Internet, a grudging MSM, and alternative media with citizen reporters on the ground, we’re learning more about Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the Muslim knifeman who plowed his cqr into a group of people at Ohio State University early Monday.
The man behind Monday’s horrific attack at Ohio State University has been identified as Abdul Razak Ali Artan.
Ohio law enforcement officials confirmed to NBC News Monday afternoon that Artan — an 18-year-old freshman at OSU — was the man who plowed a car into a crowd of people on campus and subsequently attacked passers-by with a butcher’s knife.
He moved to the United States in 2014, where he was granted legal, permanent status.
It should be noted that Ohio State’s online directory only lists one student with the name, Abdul Artan.
Furthermore, “The Lantern” — OSU’s campus newspaper — ran an interview with Artan just a few months ago, in which he criticized the school for not having Muslim prayer rooms on campus.
“I wanted to pray in the open, but I was kind of scared with everything going on in the media,” he stated. “I’m a Muslim, it’s not what the media portrays me to be.”
“I don’t blame them,” he continued. “It’s the media that put that picture in their heads so they’re just going to have it, and it’s going to make them feel uncomfortable.”
Artan’s motive is not yet known, yet authorities maintain that the attack was “done on purpose” and are treating the incident as a possible terrorist act.
We’ve also learned that terrorist Artan was a critic of Hillary Clinton’s and Barack Obama’s foreign policy toward the Middle East:
An Ohio State University student posted a rant shortly before he plowed a car into a campus crowd and stabbed people with a butcher knife in an ambush that ended when a police officer shot him dead, a law enforcement official said.
Abdul Razaq Ali Artan, 18, wrote on what appears to be his Facebook page that he had reached a “boiling point.”
“America! Stop interfering with other countries, especially Muslim Ummah. We are not weak. We are not weak, remember that,” the post said.
Two hours before that, a cryptic post on the page said: “Forgive and forget. Love.”
Officials cautioned that they have not determined a motive for the Monday morning ambush, which sent 10 people to the hospital.
Law enforcement officials told NBC News 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 of the United States. He lived briefly in a temporary shelter in Dallas before settling in Ohio, according to records maintained by Catholic Charities.
Desport them all.