Jihad at Ohio State University

There was a car-and-machete jihad incident this morning at Ohio State University in Columbus. A young Somali-American ran his car into a crowd of students. He then jumped out, slashing at them with his knife or machete, before being shot dead by an alert police officer. Ten people were wounded (some versions say nine), but we can thank the Lord that only the perpetrator was killed.

The late culture-enricher has been identified as Abdul Razak Ali Artan, variously described as 18, 19, or 20 years old, depending on which article you read.

I’ve been following this story since the news first broke, but it kept morphing, so I hesitated to post on it. It seems to have settled down now, however. Here’s a representative sample from the latest information, as reported by the Associated Press:

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on an attack at the Ohio State University campus (all times local):

4:30 p.m.

Authorities say the officer who killed an attacker at Ohio State University was a university police officer who’d been on the job for less than two years.

Department of Public Safety Director Monica Moll identified the officer as 28-year-old Alan Horujko. She says he started on the Ohio State police force in January 2015.

Ohio State Police Chief Craig Stone says it was fortunate there was a nearby gas leak that the officer had gone to investigate. Stone says it helped position Horujko to respond to the attack so quickly.

Those injured in the attack included an Ohio State faculty member, four graduate students and three undergrads.

Authorities say they were able to get photos of the suspect’s vehicle driving onto campus and confirmed only one person was in the car.

4:10 p.m.

A director of public safety says a man who drove a car into pedestrians and began stabbing people at Ohio State was a student at the school.

Ohio State Department of Public Safety Director Monica Moll also identified the now-deceased suspect as Abdul Razak Ali Artan.

A U.S. official earlier told The Associated Press that he was born in Somalia and living in the United States as a legal permanent resident. The official wasn’t authorized to publicly discuss details of the ongoing case and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Authorities say Artan was shot to death by a police officer Monday morning shortly after he drove up onto a curb into pedestrians, got out of the car and began stabbing people with a butcher knife.

Nine people were injured, including one critically.

3:20 p.m.

A U.S. official has identified the suspect in the Ohio State attack that injured nine people as a man of Somali descent.

The official identified Abdul Razak Ali Artan as the now-deceased suspect. He was born in Somalia and living in the United States as a legal permanent resident. It was unclear when Artan came to the U.S.

The official wasn’t authorized to publicly discuss details of the ongoing case and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

A second law enforcement official confirmed that authorities believe the suspect’s name is Abdul Artan. That official also wasn’t authorized to publicly discuss details of the ongoing case and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Authorities say the suspect was shot to death Monday by a police officer after driving up onto a curb and into pedestrians and attacking people with a knife.

There are several loose ends and strange unresolved details to the incident. The perp was initially identified as Ali Muhammad, based on the license plate on his car, as reported over a police scanner. An hour or so later the ID changed to Abdul Artan. Yet the car he was driving seems to have been registered to Ali Muhammad. Where is Mr. Muhammad now? And what was his relationship to the late suspect? I haven’t seen anything further on him.

Early reports said that there were “at least two people” in the vehicle that rammed the building. However, later accounts revised the story to say that Mr. Artan was the only one. As you saw in the AP story, there is allegedly (CCTV?) footage confirming that only one person was in the Honda that drove into the crowd.

Just for the record, the screen caps below show two stories, one from The Columbus Dispatch and the other from Fox News (the story at the link is different now), that included the eyewitness reports about there being two people in the car:

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The early reports said the crowd of students had been in the courtyard because someone had activated an alarm indicating that there was a gas leak. This was walked back later in the morning, however — the alarm was said to have been a “drill”.

Yet Alan Horujko, the policeman who killed Abdul Artan, was only on the scene because he was responding to a reported gas leak.

So what’s the deal? Was there an alarm or not? If so, did Mr. Artan have an accomplice who pulled it?

Along those lines, there’s a final, tantalizing loose end: Two men were arrested in the parking garage after Mr. Artan was shot, as reported by The Daily Mail. The Mail story included these photos of the arrests:

These guys may simply have had the misfortune to be carrying backpacks or briefcases in the vicinity of an “active shooter” event. If so, they were probably released not long afterwards without being charged.

In the “fog of war” during attacks like this one, there are often reports of multiple suspects. Later they turn out to have been mistaken, and the crowd is winnowed down to a single perp, who usually winds up dead. But this time there is actual footage of these guys being arrested. Who are they? What happened to them? I haven’t heard anything more.

Other sources:

There’s more coming up. As this post goes to press, there is a report about a Facebook post alleged to be by Mr. Artan. But I’ll cut the story off here; I’m sure this won’t be the last time I write about him.

Hat tips: For the AP article, Dean; for the videos, Vlad Tepes.

42 thoughts on “Jihad at Ohio State University

  1. Hardly even been reported in the UK press except for the Daily mail and the Daily Express. Left wing newspapers have barely mentioned it [ and the words Islam and Migrant have been conveniently omitted ] . It didn`t even get a mention on this evening`s 10pm BBC news ! Talk about a liberal cover up and censorship ! It`s unbelievable !

    • The President of the USA hasn’t thought it was worth a mention either. He’s probably too busy playing golf.

      • I would prefer he plays golf every waking minute to actually attempting to do his job. Cheaper for the taxpayer in the long run…

        Anytime he opens his mouth after such events, platitudes and bromides spew forth unbidden like vomit from a drunkard, only the drunkard does not have a willing and fawning press to spread his dissipation far and wide.

      • Obama has at last broken his silence – scant regard for the victims of course, warning everyone not to blame the attack on Islam!

        Once he is out of office will the USA finally acknowledge that he has been the most treacherous, treasonous creature ever elected to the presidency.

        Good riddance to him!

  2. By coincidence came across this vid ,this evening .Another excellent video by Pat Condell ! Once again Pat Condell nails it ! Especially apt when reading the next two articles about multicultural enrichers beating up a man for walking his dog and another dragging his wife behind his car ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9e_vcSut0A

  3. I was born near Columbus Ohio. It has the second largest Somali population in the U.S. Minneapolis has the largest amount of these “cultural enricher” mudslimes.

    I voted for Trump in hopes he makes good on building the wall and draining the swamp of bad politicians and Islam snakes & crocodiles, caymans (Imams).

    Why does the federal & state governments have money to relocate third world economic migrants but little money for our indigenous mentally ill citizens and homeless people? They need daily oversight for medical compliance issues alone. Not to mention advocacy in filling out the necessary forms for government housing, medicare, food stamps, etc.

    Witnesses at OSU stated the Somali jihadist said nothing but had a wild look in his eyes. Clearly, he was mentally ill. Yet first degree relatives in the U.S. no longer have access to medical records for their adult “loved ones” without a power of attorney. The Somali family members could have no knowledge of a college induced mental breakdown of their now dead relative. This has got to change!

    First degree relatives are usually the first ones to detect problems. A toll free reporting hotline needs to be established nationwide to tip off law enforcement agencies if a person in their precincts is acting strangely or erratically. HIPPA laws currently prevent first degree relatives from being notified of 5150 situations & psychiatric hospitalizations without the patients written concent. Thus the cycle of “catch & release” mentally ill people is the system we currently have in place, exploited by ISIS, and radical groups to continue their evil acts and 7th century satanic worship.

    • “Why does the federal & state governments have money to relocate third world economic migrants but little money for our indigenous mentally ill citizens and homeless people?”

      Because the goal is the breeding of a new, less smart, but fully indoctrinated self policing consumer masses.
      natives are too smart and a bit harder (more expensive) to manipulate.

    • A relative of mine was told by an early childhood education worker that there is an over-representation of Muslim children with learning and behavioral difficulties. Who is surprised? These same liberal educationalists, if any white person brought up a child under such a totalitarian and insane system of belief as Islam, would have no hesitation in naming it child abuse and call in the relevant child protection authorities.

      • Diana-

        It’s not just abuse. Inbreeding is rampant among Muslims worldwide, and this creates populations with diminished mental capacities.

    • Maybe those relatives were busy dancing over their happiness. Did you know when one dies while committing jihad 70 relatives can also enter into paradise with him? That is what the toilet-paper book of theirs says anyway.

  4. “The late culture-enricher has been identified as Abdul Razak Ali Artan, variously described as 18, 19, or 20 years old, depending on which article you read”

    So a mere childling then….

    “Department of Public Safety Director Monica Moll identified the officer as 28-year-old Alan Horujko.”

    So an extra-judicial racist police murder too? Not too sure with the second name….

    Islamophobic at the very least….

      • Horujko, sounds African to me, but that’s impossible because the press would be all over that little factoid.

          • It’s always surprised me the way the name of Police officers involved in a shooting incident are named in the media. A name would never be released in my country, though there is always an investigation of the circumstances. The same is when a crime is committed in the US, I’m amazed how much information the Police release to the media, such as the 911 call. Would never happen where I come from. Is this requirement of the US Constitution?

          • It’s part of the American character. It’s grounded in the nature of our decentralized, local governance. Local officials are very dependent on the good opinion of voters. Therefore local government tends to be more open and transparent.

            People expect names and photos of arrested suspects to be made public. They expect to know who their police officers are and what they are doing. They expect that information about local issues and official decisions will be made public promptly.

            It’s the American Way.

  5. It is amazing to me that as much as people of sense wring their hands in despair at the Muslim invasion and disturbance of the peace, they fail to understand that because the Left-wing elites have allowed the situation to deteriorate so far, the remedy is going to involve a great deal of violence and unpleasantness. There is no way the Muslims will happily pack up their bags and remove themselves, yet if they don’t….?

    • …the right-wing will be elected to power to assist the Ummah with their departure from the West?

  6. The fake news of the fake mainstream news media rolls on, where virtually every story is presented with ideological motivations to deceive the public and withhold the truth.

  7. It was indeed fortunate that the (armed) policeman was on hand because of the gas emergency. When Lee Rigby was hacked to death in London it was TWENTY MINUTES before (not normally armed) British police arrived.

      • I figured that out with the gas company long ago. My stove burners started blazing like an amped up blowtorch but when I called the gas company they just told me it was my problem since it was with my stove. So I waited a few minutes and called them back and simply said, “I smell gas”. When the lady tried to ask me leading questions I just repeated “I smell gas”. The man from the gas company came right out. It turned out that a spider had clogged some air passage by the meters (there were a bank of separate meters since it was an apartment building) causing the gas pressure to go way up.

  8. Some news reports talked of a “knife” or a butchers knife. But the photo over in Jihad Watch is clearly a machete. That is not a stabbing weapon, it is a slashing and cutting weapon. It’s not a butcher’s knife, except for beheading infidels.
    Now, is the sloppy reporting just the “fog” of an unfolding incident or an attempt to “soften” the words? Knife sounds less terrorizing than Machete. Perhaps the MSM might like to refer to it as a “garden implement.”
    News that one of the injured had a fractured skull from the use of the “knife” indicates how it was being swung.

  9. Good guy with the gun saves the day. Its nice that with Trump good guys will continue to have right to have guns.

  10. Anybody else notice how the genius college students in the pictures “blockaded” the classroom doors? The doors open outward… universities and colleges – bastions of critical thinking.

    • I’m not sure of that. I know in Canada the Building Code stipulates that doors open in, when they exit into pedestrian corridors.

  11. Baron stated:

    “The early reports said the crowd of students had been in the courtyard because someone had activated an alarm indicating that there was a gas leak. This was walked back later in the morning, however — the alarm was said to have been a “drill”.

    Sure, schools do prepare routine fire/emergency drills but how often are these drills coordinated with the fire/emergency services departments sending out their men and equipment as well?

    Why would LEO Alan Horujko respond unless the alarm was actually called in?

    How often is an emergency services drill characterized specifically as a “chemical spill” or as in this incident initially characterized as a much more specific “chlorine leak”?

    Does the OSU Watts (engineering) building store/stock chlorine in quantities which could pose such a risk?

    If the alarm was pulled, and this was NOT a drill…is there any CCTV record of who/where this alarm was pulled?

    As I followed the CBS/WBNS link yesterday, the characterization of the alarm was:

    “…the incident began around 9:30 am as the firefighters responded to reports of a CHLORINE leak at the OSU’s engineering building. Reportedly, an individual had driven a vehicle into the engineering building before getting out and attacking people with a knife.

    Today, that link was updated and the specificity of the time of the alarm and response was altered:
    CBSNews: (Last Updated Nov 28, 2016 10:08 PM EST)

    At around 9:52 a.m., a male suspect drove his vehicle over the curb near the Watts building, which holds the chemical engineering department, officials said.
    The fire department was already on the scene, responding to a report of a chemical leak which turned out to be a bad filter. The building had been evacuated. Students were returning to class when the incident occurred. Officials have said initial indications are that the fire alarm and timing of the attack were coincidental.

    The effect of this edited version eliminates the urgency of the fire dept. response which now aligns with the suggested update indicating a “drill” was taking place. How convenient to have the timing of this “drill” coincide with the vehicular jihad assault at the precise location and moment OSU evacuated/herded students & faculty from the Watts building .
    We’re supposed to believe this is all a mere coincidence.

  12. I wish I had the link, but the university had done a character profile of the deceased that had been posted online.

    In this profile, the young jihadi had nothing to say other than that he needed a place to pray, that he needed to pray five times a day, and then he proceeded to detail the names and times of each prayer session.

    I’m sorry, but by this late hour it should be obvious that anyone who has nothing in their life but an ideology devoted to misery and death is a potential jihadi who will engage in a mass casualty attack.

    • Here is a third-hand reference to the profile I mentioned above:


      “I wanted to pray in the open, but I was kind of scared with everything going on in the media. 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,” he said.
      “But I don’t blame them. It’s the media that put that picture in their heads so they’re just going to 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.”

      Tells me pretty much everything I need to know.

  13. Nothing to hear in the german media.! But hey, the perp was afro- american and his executer a whity.What a noise was there when Michael was killed in Ferguson Mo. Am I missing sth.? Yes. The perp was a muslim.
    Recently, in a provincial town, a ” man” literally towed his wife half dead , tied to his car an dragged several hundred meters. The media said he is “acquainted” to a kurdish family clan. If this is so, he might be called Herman, Gunther or what?

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