Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the Ohio State killer, was an observant Muslim, who spoke out on the lack of prayer rooms 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.
“There’s Fajr, which is early in the morning, at dawn. Then Zuhr during the daytime, then Asr in the evening, like right about now. And then Maghrib, which is like right at sunset and then Isha at night. I wanted to pray Asr. I mean, I’m new here. 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 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.”
When the San Bernardino shooters turned out to be Sayeed Farouk and Tashfeen Malik, many on the left were disappointed. Now after a horrifying knife and vehicle attack at Ohio State University, we’re seeing a faster correction, but the record is still there.
CNN reported that Artan was Somali, and living legally in the U.S. as a “permanent resident.” To me, that means he wasn’t a citizen, which indicates he wasn’t born here. We can therefore say CNN reported Artan is a Somali immigrant.
According to The Columbus Dispatch, the attack happened outside a building which was evacuated earlier in the day due to a report of a gas leak. “It’s unclear whether that was related to the attack or whether that’s why people were outside at the time of the attack.”
OSU Police Officer Alan Horujko shot and killed Artan less than 60 seconds after the attack, preventing further loss of life.
Of course, not all the facts are in, and more facts will be released to the public as the investigation continues into Artan’s background, connections and possible motive.
But the MSM would rather report on a rifle-toting white man wearing a Make America Great Again ballcap than a Somali teen with a butcher knife. They really would. Then they could take up the cudgel and bash those of us who are friendly to the NRA with “do something!”
Or they could break out a new round of Trump swastika fever. But now, they’re left with an attack–possibly a terror attack inspired by Islamic terrorists–by a young man who wasted his life to kill others.
We who aren’t disappointed by who did the killing are sad because it happened. But those in the media who are sadder because of the color, religion, and probable motive of the killer never learn from the past.