Update: More from Michael Patrick Leahy at Breitbart, here.
Yesterday when I first heard the news that a knife and a car were involved in the Ohio State rampage, I knew it was going to turn out to be an Islam-inspired terror attack. I had other duties yesterday afternoon and figured you didn’t need me to report since there would be so many springing to action and cable news would eventually report on who the perp was.
With the St. Cloud mall stabbing fresh on our minds, it was not an earth shattering revelation when we learned later in the day that the jihadist was a Somali refugee. And, it is actually very funny this morning to hear CNN report that there is still no declaration that the Somali Muslim was inspired by his ‘faith.’
( For new readers, see a post we wrote here (at the time of the St. Cloud Somali terror attack) listing the numbers of Somalis admitted to the US in 3 decades. See this post from 2008 where I first began to chronicle the Somali numbers. Some of that data came from Wrapsnet.org (now unavailable). Earlier numbers came from a slow process of analyzing ORR annual reports to Congress.)
And, if I am not too excited by this latest news from Ohio maybe it’s because I wrote my first post about Somali refugee “youths” (many of whom we raised since small children with our tax dollars) turning to the ‘religion of peace’ to become jihadists 8 years ago! (Check this out, I wrote that first post on November 26th, 2008—almost to the day 8 years ago.)
So tell me (everyone yakking about vetting!), how are we going to screen the Muslim kids who become radicalized in your town?
BTW, we have written a lot about Columbus, OH, a Somali resettlement city, second only to Little Mogadishu (Minneapolis), see our Columbus archive.
Now to yesterday’s attack in Ohio:
Here is Leo Hohmann at World Net Daily on the Somali Islamic terror attack yesterday. If the news is true about his family’s sojourn in Pakistan then it confirms a point I have been trying to make for a long time—we are picking up Somalis and other Muslim refugees around the world and thus ‘vetting’ is almost impossible!
The Somali refugee who stabbed Ohio State University students with a butcher knife Monday praised a well-known al-Qaida terrorist on his Facebook page minutes before his attack, yet authorities say they are not ready to assign a motive.
Police shot and killed the man as he was attacking students outside a science building. Eleven people were transported to area hospitals with various injuries, according to the Columbus, Ohio, fire department.
The dead attacker was reportedly an Ohio State student – an 18-year-old Somali refugee named Abdul Razak Ali Artan, who left Somalia with his family for Pakistan in 2007 and obtained a green card to enter the U.S. in 2014. He reportedly lived near campus, CNBC News reported.
On his Facebook page, Artan posted a rant about attacks on Muslims.
Appearing three minutes before the beginning of the rampage, the post reads: “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.”
The post also praised Anwar Al-Awlaki, a radical American-born al-Qaida cleric, describing him as a “hero.”
Continue reading here.
Let’s talk about this Pakistan connection (assuming that information is correct)!
We know using data that is available at Wraps.net that we are processing in to the US ‘refugees’ from Pakistan, but a large number are not Pakistanis. And, I have been for years trying to make the point that when a supposed legitimate asylum seeker (like a Somali who claims to be somehow persecuted) arrives in a country such as Malta, Malaysia, Australia, or Pakistan that those so-called ‘refugees’ are not our problem! Those are safe countries where the migrant should be asking for asylum. (Unless, of course, if he or she is a Christian arriving in Pakistan!)
We have seen the most clear case of how outrageous a process this is with the Australia deal just in the last few weeks.
Think about this, in the case of Pakistan, a Muslim country, why are they sending us Somalis and why are we accepting them? You know they are being processed in to your towns through the UNHCR office in Pakistan. Can we count on an honest screening process there, apparently not, or we wouldn’t have the Ohio State slasher attack yesterday.
Go to the map (it is only for last month) I posted on Sunday that is available at Wraps.net. It is a processing country map and see that in the month of October we took in 97 ‘refugees’ through Pakistan.
Then you go to this map which lists the ‘nationalities’ admitted in October and you can see that 60 of the 97 were Pakistanis (I sure hope they were all Christians!). Who are the 37 others (who told the UN they would be persecuted if sent home) that we admitted via the UN through Pakistan in October? Somalis like this Ohio slashers family? You can bet some are Afghans, but who knows? We don’t. The US State Department knows, but the public doesn’t.
Where is Congress?
The point I am making is that while we yak about screening Syrians, all over the world we are taking illegal aliens (with virtually no paperwork) who arrived in some safe (for them) country and transform them in to ‘refugees’ to be placed in your towns and supported on your taxpayers’ dime!
Endnote: I am planning a post soon to counter the lies being told by refugee contractors arriving in new potential resettlement sites where they tell the community that no refugees in America have been involved (or have planned) Islamic terror attacks.