And, no, once again, it was not Methodists
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 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.
Abdul is now, thankfully dead, but there will be more such attacks no doubt, and, as Bob Owens points out, the softest of targets are our schools Frankly, gun free zones are massive targets for terrorists
Islamic terrorist groups, most notably ISIS, have called upon Muslims in the West to carry out terrorist attacks against soft targets using knives and vehicles. School and college campuses are among the easiest targets available, as they contain high concentrations of people made unarmed and defenseless because of short-sighted state laws that have made most campuses “gun free zones.”
99-percent of mass shootings since 1950 have occurred in these “gun free zones.” Far from being a safe space, they are easily-exploitable killing fields.
As horrific as today’s attack was, it could have been much worse if the terrorist had rudimentary targeting skills and technique with a knife or access to other weapons that he clearly lacked. Even though he was largely incompetent he still managed to injured ten people, one of them critically, before a police officer was able to confront and kill him with his department-issued handgun.
Put bluntly, we are very lucky that dozens of Ohio State University students aren’t dead right now.
Do you think I’m exaggerating?
A “lone wolf” terrorist in France managed to kill 86 and wounded 434 in a Bastille Day truck attack by merely driving a truck through the packed crowd. Ohio State had a football game just two days ago that drew a record 110,045 fans.
Owens offers up advice from former Navy SEAL Dom Rasso. I pray we heed his advice