Attacker at Ohio State University: ‘We Will Not Let You Sleep Unless You Give Peace to Muslims’

Photo Credit: The Lantern/Ohio State University

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The attacker at Ohio State University who plowed into a group of students on campus and then began stabbing people with a knife reportedly posted remarks just prior to the attack, declaring, “We will not let you sleep unless you give peace to the Muslims.”

“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,” wrote Somali-born Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a transfer student from Columbia State University, according to ABC News.

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

Artan also identified himself as a Muslim in August when he was interviewed for the student newspaper, stating that he was concerned about praying on campus.

“I just transferred from Columbus State. We had prayer rooms, like actual rooms where we could go pray because we Muslims have to pray five times a day,” he explained. “This is my first day. This place is huge, and I don’t even know where to pray.”

“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,” Artan said. “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’s going to make them feel uncomfortable.”

On Monday, Ohio State Police Chief Craig Stone told reporters that Artan intentionally drove his vehicle over a curb and into pedestrians, and then got out of the car with a butcher knife and began cutting people.

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“I thought it was an accident initially until I saw the guy come out with a knife,” student Martin Schneider told ABC News.

Within one minute, Ohio State University police officer Alan Horujko arrived on the scene and shot Artan dead when he failed to obey orders.

Eleven people were hurt in the attack, but none of the injuries are stated to be life threatening.

While Artan had posted on Facebook minutes before the attack about his disagreement with U.S. action in Islamic countries, university president Michael Drake opined that conclusions shouldn’t be prematurely drawn that the incident was an act of terror or related to Ohio’s Somali community.

“We all know when things like this happen that there’s a tendency sometimes for people to put people together and create other kinds of theories. We don’t know anything that would link this to any community,” he said at a press conference. “We certainly don’t have any evidence that would say that’s the case.”

There had been early confusion about the attack, which was initially described as an active shooting as university Emergency Management Tweeted, “Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College.” But Artan did not have a gun and the only shooting that occurred was that of the officer taking down the suspect when he refused to obey orders and cease his knife assault.

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  • His statements are a complete & utter joke. You come in our country & demand we give you everything. You demand your laws be pushed instead of ours. You demand our work environments bow down to your 5 times a day prayers. You demand we bow down to every petty wish & whim & then you say to leave you alone & give you peace? Stay your tail in your own country. Keep out of ours & practice your religion there. Stop killing your own people & allow them to worship peacefully as they choose. Live the exact words that you preach in ours. Why even come here when you hate everything we stand for & who we even are? Go your butt back to the desert Islam scum. Is it because you desire the American gold more than you care to admit as you hustle the system & use our government? Keep pushing your agenda & covering your cowardly faces. January is just around the corner. BRING IT!!!!!!

    • RWH

      Propaganda is a powerful thing, as is pure, unadulterated hate. When Hitler rose to power in Germany, the propaganda machine also worked well. German youth who were born and raised in the United States went flocking back to the “homeland.” If nobody noticed anything amiss about this young man, he most likely was enticed by the propaganda. With all of the negativism and paranoia surrounding the election of Trump, it is no wonder why people feel stressed enough to look for “alternatives.” I remember clearly the events surrounding John F. Kennedy’s election. There was a lot of paranoia about a “Catholic” becoming President and how Catholicism was somehow going to become a sort of state church with the power to suppress the “opposition.”

      • Robert

        Exactly How did the German youth escape the Wisconsin concentration camps to go flocking back to fight for Germany. Do you think it was only Japanese that were in US concentration camps.? Lots of American Germans to that had done nothing wrong they just don’t complain about it.

  • Reason2012

    I’m a Muslim; it’s not what the media portrays me to be,”

    Sure you are: a person who is capable of suddenly going on a murderous rampage all in the name of the promotion of islam / shariah law, which is what they do.

    And those calling themselves Americans rush to the defense of islam / shariah law and insist Americans start dressing like muslims to show solidarity.

    As someone else posted, and what follows is a complete cut/paste:

    As long as the Muslim population remains around 1% of any given country they will be regarded as a peace-loving minority and not as a threat to anyone. In fact, they may be featured in articles and films, stereotyped for their colorful uniqueness:

    United States Muslim 1.0%
    Australia Muslim 1.5%
    Canada Muslim 1.9%
    China Muslim 1%-2%
    Italy Muslim 1.5%
    Norway Muslim 1.8%

    At 2% and 3% they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs:

    Denmark Muslim 2%
    Germany Muslim 3.7%
    United Kingdom Muslim 2.7%
    Spain Muslim 4%
    Thailand Muslim 4.6%

    From 5% on they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population.

    They will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature it on their shelves along with threats for failure to comply. (United States ).

    France Muslim 8%
    Philippines Muslim 5%
    Sweden Muslim 5%
    Switzerland Muslim 4.3%
    The Netherlands Muslim 5.5%
    Trinidad &Tobago Muslim 5.8%

    At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islam is not to convert the world but to establish Sharia law over the entire world.

    When Muslims reach 10% of the population, they will increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions ( Paris car-burnings) . Any non-Muslim action that offends Islam will result in uprisings and threats ( Amsterdam Mohammed cartoons).

    Guyana Muslim 10%
    India Muslim 13.4%
    Israel Muslim 16%
    Kenya Muslim 10%
    Russia Muslim 10-15%

    After reaching 20% expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings and church and synagogue burning:

    Ethiopia Muslim 32.8%

    At 40% you will find widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks and ongoing militia warfare:

    Bosnia Muslim 40%
    Chad Muslim 53.1%
    Lebanon Muslim 59.7%

    From 60% you may expect unfettered persecution of non-believers and other religions, sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels:

    Albania Muslim 70%
    Malaysia Muslim 60.4%
    Qatar Muslim 77.5%
    Sudan Muslim 70%

    After 80% expect State run ethnic cleansing and genocide:

    Bangladesh Muslim 83%
    Egypt Muslim 90%
    Gaza Muslim 98.7%
    Indonesia Muslim 86.1%
    Iran Muslim 98%
    Iraq Muslim 97%
    Jordan Muslim 92%
    Morocco Muslim 98.7%
    Pakistan Muslim 97%
    Palestine Muslim 99%
    Syria Muslim 90%
    Tajikistan Muslim 90%
    Turkey Muslim 99.8%
    United Arab Emirates Muslim 96%

    100% will usher in the peace of Dar-es-Salaam the Islamic House of Peace theres supposed to be peace because everybody is a Muslim:

    Afghanistan Muslim 100%
    Saudi Arabia Muslim 100%
    Somalia Muslim 100%
    Yemen Muslim 99.9%

    Of course, thats not the case. To satisfy their blood lust, Muslims then start killing each other for a variety of reasons.

    It is good to remember that in many, many countries, such as France, the Muslim populations are centered around ghettos based on their ethnicity. Muslims do not integrate into the community at large. Therefore, they exercise more power than their national average would indicate.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Sodom vs. the Muslims now. Christian Europe and Christian America used to have a purpose of bringing the truth, medicine, charity, human rights, freedom, literacy, and civility to all for mankind’s happiness and well-being on a barbaric Planet Earth where women and children and minorities have little rights and are being abused. Merchants are not very helpful. Christian missionaries are the history-changing heroes. The West needs Christianity to be good.

    • RWH

      Is this why the good American Christians gave American Indians blankets laced with smallpox back in the 1800s?

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        American Christians largely helped American Indians, too. American Christians brought medicine into the entire worlds and brought longevity to all Earthlings. Smallpox was an accident as well. Stop trying to ruin Mars with American Sodomy this century if you are truly sorry. That’s far more destructive.

        • RWH

          American Indians would disagree with you. White missionaries came in to “rescue” Indians from their culture. In Alaska, for example, Protestant missionaries came in and virtually kidnapped Aleut children from their parents to “school” them in Christianity in spite of the fact that the Aleuts were Orthodox Christians. It took the Tzar of Russia to shame the US government from doing such things. The same happened in other parts of the United States. Children were forced into white mission schools where they were punished if they spoke their language and were stripped of their identity.

          Your ignorance of American “Christian” history is simply astounding, and your idea that we should somehow have a state church shows that you know nothing about Americans and our way of running things.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Not everything done was wisest, but American Christians built hospitals, schools, orphanages everywhere on Planet Earth for everyone’s rescue and happiness. You guys want to lock Indians up in illiteracy so that you can take filthy control of the planet. All humans need literacy not to become any other man’s slavery, be it local illiterate barbaric men or white men. Laziness is one’s own to blame. Christians are the only humans who love all humanity. The rest are mere merchants in one way or another.

      • Roy Hobs

        Your comment reeks of White Guilt!
        You want to lump “American Christians” into this urban myth! If true……..we are talking about less than 4 men who would have known anything about it.
        What a shame.

      • Robert

        God’s Love for all people is not based on what Moslems or Christians do or don’t do .
        It’s only based on what Jesus has done for every one. God Loves all of us . He chose to Love us and not the other way around..
        2 corinthians 5:19-20.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    It’s depressing to be educated in public schools in the secular nations. Make Christian schools free as well. Children and youth need to see the Good to dominate the world instead of meaningless immorality, so that they could value every human life and have a good purpose of living. People need Jesus Christ for salvation.

    • hytre64✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      The problem with “free” Christian schools is that somebody would have to pay for them. Here in the USA, churches cannot afford to give out free schooling. If parents pay for it, then it is not “free”. That only leaves the State. Once the State starts paying for something, they control it, which would mean that Washington would get to dictate what was “acceptable” to be taught (ex. Homosexuality is just another valid lifestyle choice).

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        That’s what’s so wrong about everything. The State sucks the blood of the American Christian parents and pays for atheism and blasphemy and immorality in public schools. No justice in secular nations.

  • hytre64✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    You cannot make peace with the wolf at your throat. The Muslim countries have been fighting since the days of Muhammed – both attacking “fellow” Muslim countries and others throughout the world. We cannot give them the “peace” that they themselves do not possess.

    • Roy Hobs

      It is amazing how history is easily forgotten.

      • TheBottomline4This

        and how some rewrite it to fit their agendas.

        • Roy Hobs

          Agreed. Why it is so important for men who love the Truth to never allow anyone to think for ourselves.

          Love this quote — “Thinking is the Hardest Work”.

          The Cultural Marxists are hard at work….they never rest. And so should we.

  • jael2

    Is it possible, that for every baby that is murdered in America, they are being replaced by a Muslim?
    We are most certainly living under the curses of Deuteronomy 28.

    • Robert

      Deuteronomy is law .. It shows every one their Sins mine and yours to. We all fail to follow Gods commandments perfectly I’m thought word or deed. 2 corinthians Chapter 5 Verses 19 thru 20 .. is Gospel it shows every one our savior from our sins

      It tells the world that be cause Jesus died for all God does not hold sins against any one. . Even those who disbelieve .Because God love for people is based not on what we do or don’t do but only on Jesus his love for all people.
      NO matter what we have done we can still know God Loves us

  • TheBottomline4This

    “We will not let you sleep unless you give peace to the Muslims.”
    Sweetie, how can we give you something you don’t practice or deserve.
    Your religion has brought any bad rap on you all by itself.
    islam is an evil ideology.

  • Robert

    Moslem people are they the future Christian church ,? Many of their house holds have 20 or more children. Compared to most christian house holds with 1 or 2 children. We could not help this fellow yet that does not mean we can not help others who need to know about Jesus.

  • Tony

    Hitler did it wrong. it should not have been the Jewish people. it should have been MuScums / Islime. No one would care. and Israel would be safe. America would be Safe from Iscum. I think the world would be in a Better place today. I am not saying Anyone should die like that. “Thou shalt not Murder”. ….. I know what you may think but if you have a interlinear Bible you’ll find that some of the Text is Mistranslated. kill and murder are 2 different meanings in the real way is should be written in English. Love thy enemy like thy self. … MuScums kill anyone not in that occult.

  • Robert

    I sleep just fine . evidently it you that won’t.