Ohio State Stabbing (UPDATED – Aaaaaaaand its terrorism)

As I was scanning my news feed this morning, I read that there was an active shooter incident at Ohio State University. Knowing that initial reports are nearly always wrong, I waited to find out what really happened on the sprawling campus. I was right to do so. The only person who was shot was a “Somali refugee” who plowed his vehicle into a crowd of  Ohio State Students, and proceeded to go on a stabbing rampage, injuring at least nine before a police officer ventilated the bastard.

A police officer was on the scene within a minute and killed the assailant. “He engaged the suspect and eliminated the threat,” OSU Police Chief Craig Stone said.

[…]

The motive was unknown, but officials said the attack was clearly deliberate and may have been planned in advance.

“This was done on purpose,” Stone said.

grabbersWhile I and a number of news outlets that actually try to be responsible journalists waited for the details to come out, gun grabbing, sniveling fucktards such as Shannon Watts and Sheila Jackson Lee wasted no time calling for more gun control.

Oops!

The school forbids guns on its campus, so the only recourse for students was to cower and barricade their classrooms.

But that didn’t stop these overly-excited, froth-flecked opponents of your rights from signalling their “concern” for the safety of all involved by screeching about our “lax” gun laws. I suppose if you call completely banning guns on campus “lax,” Shannon the Idiot Bloomberg Fellator Watts™ is right. Most of us with half a functioning brain, however, understand there’s nothing “lax” about a total ban on effective tools of self defense on campus.

It certainly didn’t stop the stabber, identified as 20-year-old Abdul Razak Ali Artan, from using a vehicle and a knife to attack his fellow students.

Note: Unlike other news clickbait sites, I will refrain from calling this a terrorist attack quite yet until I get more facts, although it does bear the marks. After all, both ISIS and al-Qaida have publicly called for supporters to use vehicles as weapons. (See: Terrorist attack in Nice, France)

The initial reports about the dead slime bag have already been shown to have been wrong. Initially, he was identified as Ali Muhammad. Gateway Pundit immediately jumped in with a helpful photo of the alleged perp, gotten from some guy on Twitter, who ostensibly got the profile picture from Facebook. There are still Internet rumors out there that the car is registered to Muhammad, which would mean Artan either stole it, or Muhammad was an accomplice, which makes me think “terrorist plot” rather than “odd crime of passion” or “mental illness.”

We do know he was in the country legally and lived in Pakistan for a while before coming to the United States. We know he was a student at OSU, that he was in his third year there studying logistics management, and that he was pretty religious, per his own words.

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And reports vary as to the type of blade used to slash the victims. One media outlet said Artan wielded a machete.

However, if you want to see world’s stupidest headline, I’ve got the screen cap from the link above, which has since been changed to reflect less stupid.

No, seriously. WAT?

No, seriously. WAT?

Are we seriously so desperate to blame guns, that we are willing to publish this fuckery?

To their credit, they did remove the idiot headline shortly after I captured it, but really… What the hell?

In any case, the investigation is ongoing, and updates are rolling in, as more and more details emerge.

How much longer before we hear rumblings of “He was traumatized by Trump’s election and thought he would be deported, prompting him to attack his fellow students”?

But for now, my thoughts are with the victims. Here’s hoping everyone recovers.

UPDATE: It’s interesting to note my prediction of Trump Derangement Syndrome above. I was close. The Daily Beast didn’t disappoint with its “poor, scared Muslim” narrative.

Artan described himself as a pious and scared Muslim in an interview with the Ohio State student newspaper in August.

“I wanted to pray in the open, but I was scared with everything going on in the media,” he told The Lantern after transfering from Columbus State Community College. “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. But, I don’t blame them. It’s the media that put that picture in their heads so they’re going to just have it and it, it’s going to make them feel uncomfortable. I was kind of scared right now. But I just did it. I relied on God. I went over to the corner and just prayed.”

NBC News’s Pete Williams reported on-air that Artan made a Facebook post lamenting the treatment of Muslims worldwide just before the attack on Monday morning.

Poor, scared, sad, cupcake! He was scared to be a Muslim! It wasn’t his fault, you see. He was just all traumatized because RACISM!

Stand by. The Trump Derangement Syndrome may be coming as a defense yet!

UPDATE 2: Welp… it sure smells like terrorism.

Authorities are investigating an anti-U.S. rant posted on Facebook just minutes before the Ohio State University attack today that is believed to be linked to suspect Abdul Razak Ali Artan, sources told ABC News.

Appearing three minutes before the beginning of the rampage that left 11 people injured, the post reads: “I can’t take it anymore. America! Stop interfering with other countries, especially the Muslim Ummah. We are not weak. We are not weak, remember that.”

The post also invokes the name Anwar Al-Awlaki, a radical American-born al-Qaeda cleric, describing him as a “hero.” Al-Awlaki was killed in 2011 but his propaganda has been linked to several domestic terrorist attacks in the years after his death.

“If you want us Muslims to stop carrying lone wolf attacks, then make peace,” the post reads. “We will not let you sleep unless you give peace to the Muslims.”

28 responses

  1. To be fair, Dicaro was HALF right.

    “Instead of common sense gun CARRY….”

    There, fixed it for her, that turd-muffin strumpet.

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  2. The truth is unfortunately, for them, full of inconvenient facts, and thus the places that reveal those facts are now being called ‘fake news!’

    Reality don’t work that way.

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  3. You are right that it is bad to jump to conclusions early on, but I did jump to one right away — progs will say “We may never know what drove him to this.” At least the early reports were that he drove a SUV…/sarc

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  4. Lois E Brenneman, MSN, FNP | Reply

    The only thing which surprises me about this incident is that the little cupcakes were OK with the police having guns. This past summer, the ROTC were having maneuvers on one of the campuses and the cupcakes freaked out – they were “terrified” and “scared” to see uniformed persons running about the campus, possibly carrying firearms. Some of them ran and hit, trembling the whole time as they hunkered down under desks or locked themselves in their dorm rooms. Does anyone seriously believe these cupcakes are going to be capable of holding down jobs once they graduate. I hope their parents have lots of room in the basements for them because I don’t see these folks making it on their own any time soon.

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  5. Reblogged this on Freedom Is Just Another Word… and commented:
    Facts are irrelevant to anti gun LIEberals…

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  6. […] My good friend Nicki has dissected this in detail over at the Liberty Zone. I highly recommend it. […]

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  7. ” It’s the media that put that picture in their heads so they’re going to just have it and it, it’s going to make them feel uncomfortable.”

    Yeah, like this is going to help with folks’ perceptions of Somali Muslims.

    I shared this on This Ain’t Hell, btw.

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    1. Thanks, man!🙂

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  8. And the left sees it as; a white cop shooting a black teenager.

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    1. A teenager “only” armed with a knife, at that! Because we all know that guns are evil and destructive, but a knife is all butterflies, hugs and kisses.

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      1. And yet many jurisdictions ban butterfly knives.

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  9. “It’s the media that put that picture in their heads so they’re going to just have it and it, it’s going to make them feel uncomfortable.”

    Yeah, the media. Not the half-dozen or so Somalis from the Columbus area who went on jihad over the last few years. Not the Nazareth restaurant machete attack. Not that this guy went in the corner, prayed to Allah, and decided that plowing his car into a pack of students and then slashing people with a knife was the way to go.

    And, sorry, but this *is* terrorism. The only unusual part is he used two phases — car then knife — when most attacks have focused on one or the other. Check Rantburg for the long litany of these attacks in Israel and elsewhere.

    Odds are we’ll learn he’s a “known wolf”, or at least hangs around a number of them. And there’s a good chance the imam of the mosque he attends has taken part in “inter-faith” events — while preaching jihad in Arabic during Friday prayers.

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    1. http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/13105930.Soldier_beheaded_by_two_terrorists__citing_Allah__in_London_machete_attack/

      Eyewitness Graham Wilders described two men surrounding another.

      He told the BBC: “I saw two people lying over him and I thought they were trying to resuscitate him. I went down to the garage and another bloke come along and told me they were actually stabbing him.

      “Apparently they actually ran the car into him and knocked him down before they did anything.

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  10. Waiting for calls to ban dangerous deadly high-powered assault butcher knives, especially the ones with high-capacity blade magazines. And to close the “yard sale loophole” that allows just anyone to buy sharp pointy things like that.

    “Shannon the Idiot Bloomberg Fellator Watts™”? Do you really think there are enough hours in the day for Bloomberg to get his money’s worth, Nicki?🙂

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  11. Must have been a fully semi-automatic assault machete with a 30 calibre magazine clip and a shoulder thing that goes up. And maybe a flash hider

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    1. And a bayonet lug! We must not forget the bayonet lug!

      Every assault machete needs a bayonet lug and a pistol grip!

      (Anyone here who makes knives, *please* make a machete with a bayonet lug, an attached bayonet, and a pistol grip! I’d *love* to see a picture of such a thing!)

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  12. I wonder who pulled the fire alarm that got everybody out of the building. Did he do it, then go get the car, OR???

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  13. thetinfoilhatsociety | Reply

    Oh, we’ll give you peace. Eternal peace. Be careful what you wish for….

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  14. Well, I’m not surprised that it’s terrorism, given it’s similarities to the British soldier being attacked in London. Methodology is almost copycat, so I’d say it’s inspired by it, or ISIS’s exhortations to use cars more in terrorism.

    Think they’ll start calling for bans of deadly, unsupervised misused SUVs, Nicki? /tongue in cheek

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    1. *being – was attacked in London. (Sorry. Distracted by parrot.)

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      1. Wait. You have an SJW in a cage in your living room? Sweet!

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        1. 😜 Hardly! My lil’ Riley was on my shoulder and giving me kisses.

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  15. “This was done on purpose,” Stone said. Because it’s so easy to do something like this accidentally. This is the stupidest thing I’m aware of being said, this day. Though, the day still having 30 minutes left in it in my timezone, it may still be superseded.

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  16. The accounts I have seen, including the one you linked to, put his age at eighteen. From the same source then he went to Pakistan at nine and left at sixteen. I noticed him being referred to as “self-radicalized”. I guess that’s what it had to be–it’s inconceivable that he had been inculcated with radical homicidal doctrine his entire life, right?

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    1. It’s hard to assess whether he was “self radicalized” or not. There are a ton of details that should be present for that assessment. They need to have his browser history, any postings on social media, what – if any – groups he has followed, etc. I think those reports that claim he was “self radicalized” are jumping on that grenade too early – and possibly basing them on prior “lone wolf” attackers that seem to have become more common these days.

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  17. We need sensible SUV control laws. No one needs a high capacity SUV.

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  18. Ali Artan said “We will not let you sleep unless you give peace to the Muslims.”

    When I am kept up too long I get “testy”. If the Muslims work hard enough at it, perhaps many people will decide that not sleeping is no longer an option, and work together to “give them peace” in such a way that they no longer keep us up at night.
    John in Indy – JPDev

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