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The Intifada at Ohio State Proves the Immigration-Terrorism Connection

Posted on | November 29, 2016 | 2 Comments


William Jacobson describes Monday’s Islamic terrorist attack in Columbus in which a “Somali legal immigrant rammed his car into pedestrians on the sidewalk, then attacked with what is variously described as a butcher knife or machete.” NBC News reports:

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. . . .
A police officer was on the scene within a minute and killed the assailant, likely saving lives, university officials said. “He engaged the suspect and eliminated the threat,” OSU Police Chief Craig Stone said.
Law enforcement officials told NBC News that Artan was a Somali refugee who left his homeland with his family in 2007, lived in Pakistan and then came to the United States in 2014 as a legal permanent resident.

Further analysis from Professor Jacobson:

When I heard the story of the car ramming and knife attack, my mind immediately went back to the recent so-called Knife Intifada in Israel, in which car rammings played a prominent role . . .
The Ohio State attacked reminded me in particular of [an October 2015] attack where a Palestinian terrorist in Jerusalem rammed a bus stop with his car then got out with a meat cleaver and started slashing a man. It took several shots from a passerby to stop the attack . . . .

(Hat-tip: Memeorandum.) President-elect Trump repeatedly during the campaign referenced the connection between immigration and the threat of Islamic terrorism. For this willingness to speak the unpleasant truth, our President-elect was condemned as a bigot by Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself). Let the record show that President-elect Trump was right, and his critics were wrong. And don’t forget:

Women’s Studies Professor Accuses
Trump Supporters of ‘Terrorism’

Would anyone care to remind Professor Siobhan Senier of her words?