Ohio knife jihadist praised Muslim terror ‘hero’ before attack
November 29, 2016 — WND.com reports: “The Somali refugee who stabbed Ohio State University students with a butcher knife Monday praised a well-known al-Qaida terrorist on his Facebook page minutes before his attack, yet authorities say they are not ready to assign a motive.
Police shot and killed the man as he was attacking students outside a science building. Eleven people were transported to area hospitals with various injuries, according to the Columbus, Ohio, fire department.
The dead attacker was reportedly an Ohio State student – an 18-year-old Somali refugee named Abdul Razak Ali Artan, who left Somalia with his family for Pakistan in 2007 and obtained a green card to enter the U.S. in 2014. He reportedly lived near campus, CNBC News reported.
‘To go over the curb and strike pedestrians and to get out and start striking them with a knife, that was on purpose,’ campus Police Chief Craig Stone said. ‘Our officer was on the scene in less than a minute, and he ended the situation in less than a minute. He engaged the suspect, and he eliminated the threat. The suspect is DOA.’
Artan was quoted in the campus newspaper, the Lantern, several months ago complaining about the school’s lack of Islamic prayer rooms.
‘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.’
He blamed the negative view Americans have of Muslims on ‘Islamophobia’ planted in their minds by the U.S. media…” (As ISIS is losing control of the lands that they had held, and is facing the end of their ‘caliphate’ they are encouraging their members to carry out attacks wherever they are. In the second issue of their magazine Rumiyah they urged their followers to carry out knife attacks such as this one in Ohio. ISIS claims to be in all fifty states and vows to kill Jews and Christians in massive numbers. It will fail as Almighty God and the forces of Christian groups slaughter the murderers of God’s children, Christians. Jesus added “Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? – Matthew 23:33. See the next three reports.)
Islamic State Claims Ohio State Attack: Abdul Razak Ali Artan Was a ‘Soldier’
November 30, 2016 — Breitbart.com reports: “The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the Monday car and knife attack on Ohio State University, describing 18-year-old Somali-born terrorist Abdul Razak Ali Artan as one of its ‘soldiers.’
The Islamic State’s al-Amaq news agency issued a statement making the claim. Vocativ notes that ISIS often makes dubious claims of responsibility for terrorist attacks, but also points out that official Islamic State media released a video encouraging ‘lone wolf’ terror attacks on Saturday, specifically recommending knives instead.
In that video, a French-speaking jihadi advises to not ‘spare women, children and the elderly’ and consider ‘a simple weapon, like a pocket commando knife.’ The video also instructs viewers on how to stab to maximize the deadliness of the attack.
An Islamic State-linked propaganda magazine released in early November made similar suggestions, urging lone wolf attacks as a response to the slow, but largely successful coalition assault on Mosul, the terrorist group’s last major stronghold in Iraq.
Artan ran over and stabbed 11 people, none of them fatally, before being shot dead by heroic Ohio State University police officer Alan Horujko…”
Islamic State Loyalists After Ohio State Rampage: ‘We Ask Allah To Shake Up America With New Attacks’
November 30, 2016 — Breitbart.com reports: “Writing on an encrypted messaging application, Islamic State loyalists celebrated Monday’s deadly shooting at Ohio State University after the terrorist group, through its affiliated news agency Amaq, claimed responsibility for the carnage.
The hateful messages were obtained by Breitbart Jerusalem after they were posted on a closed group for Islamic State militants and supporters using the encrypted messaging app Telegram. IS reportedly utilized Telegram to release a one-paragraph statement to further claim that Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the perpetrator of the attack in Ohio, was one of its jihadists.
‘Our agency Amaq claimed responsibility for the attack in Ohio,’ the user who goes by the name of Abu Hajar Alshami wrote. ‘Thank Allah for the gift of jihad that he received. Allah bless the perpetrator. We ask Allah to welcome him as a martyr in heaven, and to welcome us just the same. Blessed be all those turning their weapons to the tyrants and infidels. They play a huge role in the war of jihad.’…”
20-Year-Old in North Carolina Planned to Murder Hundreds for Islamic State
November 30, 2016 — Breitbart.com reports: “20-year-old Justin Nojan Sullivan pled guilty on Tuesday morning to a chilling terrorist plot in which he planned to use a silenced gun to murder hundreds of people in Virginia and North Carolina on behalf of the Islamic State. He has agreed to serve a life sentence in prison.
‘Justin Sullivan planned to kill hundreds of innocent people. He pledged his support to ISIL and took calculated steps to commit a murderous rampage to prove his allegiance to the terrorist organization,’ said FBI Special Agent in Charge John A. Strong, of the Charlotte, North Carolina, office, as quoted by the Associated Press.
‘Sullivan admitted in court today that he attempted to commit acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries by planning mass casualty shooting attacks on behalf of ISIL against innocent people in North Carolina and Virginia,’ stated U.S. Attorney Jill Westmoreland Rose.
‘It is frightening to know that the defendant in this case was able to use social media to contact and seek advice from ISIL, a murderous organization,’ Rose added.
More specifically, Sullivan planned to attack a concert, nightclub, or other crowded venue, where he thought he might be able to kill up to a thousand people. He was planning to film the slaughter and give the video to ISIS. He also proposed pulling off a few ‘minor assassinations’ for training purposes before carrying out ‘the big attack.’…”