Abdul Razak Ali Artan, 18, the Somalian refugee, who plowed his car into a crowd of students, and attacked people with a butcher knife at Ohio State University said in a Facebook post that he had reached a “boiling point” and was “sick and tired” of seeing Muslims around the globe “killed and tortured.”
Before the attack, Artan reportedly posted on Facebook, “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,” according to ABC News. “We will not let you sleep unless you give peace to the Muslims,” he stated.
The post, which was on a page that has been reported to have been disabled can be seen in the picture below:
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 29, 2016
The Facebook post and the attack come after OSU’s school newspaper, The Lantern, published an interview with Artan on August 25, where he said he was a Muslim, but “it’s not what the media portrays me to be.”
In the interview the OSU attacker stated the following:
“I wanted to pray in the open, but I was 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, 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 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.”
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