We have entered an era when Americans are going to have to realize that Islamic terrorists can strike virtually anywhere without any warning whatsoever. At one time terror targets were chosen for their political or religious significance, but now radical Islamic clerics are urging their followers to strike the “infidels” wherever they can. And this new approach actually instills more fear, because there is no way to predict where or when the next attack will happen. On Monday it was Columbus, Ohio but next week it might be your community. We just don’t know, but what we do know is that Islamic terror is on the rise. So far this year there have been well over 1000 Islamic terror attacks around the planet, and in 2017 there will probably be even more. Radical Islamic terror groups are growing like cancer all over the globe, and what we have seen so far is nothing compared to what is coming.
Most students at Ohio State University never would have imagined that they would be the target of a terror attack on Monday, but that is preciously what happened. The following comes from the Columbus Dispatch…
Monday morning dawned on the Ohio State University campus in positive fashion. Students had just returned after visits home for Thanksgiving weekend. And they were still in a celebratory mood from the Buckeyes’ football win over rival Michigan on Saturday.
Nothing would have prepared anyone for what had happened by late morning.
A student, Ohio State police say, drove a car into a group of people standing outside a campus building, throwing some into the air and running over others. The driver then jumped from the car with a butcher knife, slashing more people. Less than a minute after the attack, an OSU police officer had shot and killed the man. In the end, 11 people were injured.
The attacker has been identified as an Ohio State student named Abdul Razak Ali Artan. According to NBC News, he had been making some very alarming posts on his Facebook page just prior to the attack…
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.
Two hours before that, a cryptic post on the page said: “Forgive and forget. Love.”
Sadly, this comes not too long after ISIS had called for their followers to conduct precisely these sorts of attacks.
Here in the western world it is hard to understand such savagery, but to them it is quite natural…
Hinting that the article is one in a forthcoming series about terror tactics, ISIS focused on the benefits of knives to help potential terrorists with the “ocean of thoughts” that “might pour into one’s mind” when considering an attack.
“Many people are often squeamish of the thought of plunging a sharp object into another person’s flesh. It is a discomfort caused by the untamed, inherent dislike for pain and death, especially after ‘modernization’ distanced males from partaking in the slaughtering of livestock for food and the striking of the enemy in war,” the unbylined article states. “However, any such squirms and discomforts are never an excuse for abandoning jihad.”
And thanks to the Obama administration, we now have more potential “lone wolves” in the United States than ever before. Barack Obama has always seemed particularly interested in increasing immigration from the Islamic world, and Abdul Razak Ali Artan was one of the Islamic refugees brought into this country during his time in the White House…
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.
He lived briefly in a temporary shelter in Dallas before settling in Ohio, according to records maintained by Catholic Charities.
Overall, 43,000 Somali refugees have come to America while Obama has been in office.
After arriving at Ohio State, Abdul Razak Ali Artan once complained that there wasn’t anywhere for Muslims like him to pray. The following comes from the Daily Caller…
Artan was profiled in an Aug. 25 segment titled, “Humans of Ohio State” where he lamented, “This place is huge, I don’t even know where to pray.” Artan said he wanted to pray in the open but was scared because of recent media coverage.“If people look at me a Muslim praying, I don’t know what they’re going to think, whats going to happen.” Artan then railed against the media saying, “its the media that puts that picture in their heads so they’re going to have it and it, it’s going to make them feel uncomfortable.” Artan eventually decided to pray in a corner on his first day at the university.
Unfortunately, Abdul Razak Ali Artan has made things much worse by going on his violent rampage.
The United States is a land of immigrants, and every single person has immense value no matter where they are from and no matter what they look like.
But in this day and age we also need to use some wisdom when deciding who to allow into our country. The truth is that there are tens of millions of people out there that want to destroy our nation and kill as many of us as possible, and we don’t want to roll out the red carpet for them.
Whether we like it or not, we are in a war. Radical Islamic terrorists have already declared war on us, but most of our politicians seem to think that if we just ignore the threat that somehow it will go away.
Sadly, this threat is not going to go away.
Rather, it is going to continue to grow as long as the underlying movement fueling the threat continues to grow.
I just hope that not too many more Americans have to die before our government starts taking this threat much more seriously.
By Michael Snyder