OSU Attacker Complained That As A Muslim "I'm Not What The Media Portrays Me To Be", Slammed US "Interference"

Tyler Durden's picture

As reported earlier, the man behind today's gruesome attack at Ohio State University, in which he plowed a car into a crowd of people on campus and subsequently attacked bystanders with a butcher’s knife, and which some suggested was inspired by recent ISIS propaganda, was identified as 19 year old naturalized Somali Refugee Abdul Razak Ali Artan.

OSU cameras caught Artan driving his car onto university property prior the attack; they confirm that he was in the car alone and that he carried out the attack by himself.

Artan had fled Somalia with his family in 2007 before landing in Pakistan. He then moved to the United States in 2014, where he was granted legal, permanent status. It should be noted that Ohio State’s online directory only lists one student with the name, Abdul Artan.

While we expect more details will emerge about his background, as well as the motive behind the attack - which local police said was "done on purpose" and are treating the incident as a terrorist act - in the coming hours, a curious media report has emerged in which "The Lantern", Ohio State's campus newspaper, ran an interview with Artan on August 25 of this year, in which Artan criticized the school for not having Muslim prayer rooms on campus, and said "I'm a Muslim. It's not what the media portrays me to be."

The reason for his concern: “I wanted to pray in the open, but I was kind of scared with everything going on in the media,” he stated.

“I don’t blame them,” he continued. “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.

Three months later, Abdul - for reasons still unknown - tried to kill nearly a dozen innocent civilians.


Regarding Artan's motivation, sources told ABC News that authorities are looking at a Facebook posting online to determine if it is connected to the OSU suspect. The posting mentions radical cleric Anwar Awlaki and says, among other things: "I am sick and tired of seeing my fellow Muslim brothers and sisters being killed and tortured EVERYWHERE. ... I can't take it anymore. America! Stop interfering with other countries ... [if] you want us Muslims to stop carrying lone wolf attacks."

Of course, there is an irony in trying to take Americans' lives to protest America's "backlash" against Muslims; the person who prevented today's attack from being a bloody massacre is Officer Alan Horujko who fatally shot Abdul Razak Ali Artan.

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thesonandheir's picture

Culturally enriching.

Tom Servo's picture

How'd he get Muhammad Ali's car?


E.F. Mutton's picture

Whatever his problem was, a Hot Lead Injection seems to have cured it.

That particular treatment seems to have 100% efficacy.  A rarity in the medical world.

ufos8mycow's picture

Don't worry guys. I live in Columbus and as soon as I heard the news i went straight over to campus with my safety pin proudly displayed and provided others with a safe space to huddle around.

Wahooo's picture

I hope you tore up any post-it notes you found.

Stuck on Zero's picture

Why do these radicalized Muslims go after innocent people. They should go after the oppressive leaders in Washington DC.

manofthenorth's picture

“I don’t blame them,” he continued. “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.

Right , got it.

Peoples perceptions of Muslims going bat shit crazy jihadi on innocent people has nothing to do with it, right ? Its the media , right ????

Un-fucking believable !

And Trump is an asshole for wanting to stop these crazy fuckers from just walking right in the front door??

Fucking stupid snowflakes will be the end of this nation.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Obvious, for Somali Muslim Terrorist, he is victim, and is need #safeplace from percepion of Amerikansky media. He is only tender #snowflake in meltdown. Please be kind!

AVmaster's picture


As A Muslim "I'm Not What The Media Portrays Me To Be""


The media portrays you guys as the "religion of peace", so you are trying to say that this is incorrect?

Muh Raf's picture

I see ZH has manipulate the time stamp on my comment once again, thereby causing it to fall down the page. That's a snide form of censorship alright. Typical kaafirs.

beauticelli's picture
beauticelli (not verified) Muh Raf Nov 28, 2016 11:52 PM

Jew fires a gun = self-defense
Non-Muslim fires a gun = crime
Muslim fires a gun = terrorism

Interesting, to say the least.


letsit's picture
letsit (not verified) beauticelli Nov 28, 2016 11:53 PM

Good old USA for you.

philipat's picture

Why do you talk to yourself? It's the first sign of mental illness you know, all of you:

mofio, santafe, Aristotle of Greece, Gargoyle, bleu, oops, lance-a-lot, Loftie, toro, Yippee Kiyay, lonnng, letsit, Mano-A-Mano, techies-r-us, beauticelli, stizazz, Nekoti, SumTing Wong, King Tut, Adullam, espirit, rp2016, Holy hand grenade of Antioch, lock-stock and tazs,

Multi's picture


No more massacres, do it for the children!!!

Manthong's picture

If I was a subscriber to the slavery of “the religion of pieces”, there is one word I would be concentrating on in the new US political environment… “blowback”.



BrownCoat's picture

@ Multi

In response to this incident, it is better ban cars and knives.
How about you start? Stop driving and using knives. 

JuliaS's picture

The "snowflake" term is inappropriate, considering the country of origin of the perpetrator. He's more of a "sand-biscuit".

Mahatma Coat's picture

Past tense.  "Was" a sand-biscuit.

nmewn's picture

Well I see the fake nuuuz outlets and academe were at it again today, "active shooter" turns out to be a guy in a car with a knife and they're still unsure as to motive.

bamawatson's picture

mr kareem abdul zika ali ellison was in an autopilot tesla
felon musk hates infidels

nmewn's picture

Dims call for moar gun control in wake of car & stabbing spree...lol.

Well, yeah...more confirmation its a mental disease.

John_Coltrane's picture

This illustrates why we need more regulation of automobiles! They must be kept out of the wrong hands. Why no "no drive" list Mr Obozo?

Oops, just remembered autos are regulated and registered. So maybe regulation and registration can't stop bad people only bullets can.

Nevermind (as the great Rosanna Rosanna Dana once said)

Boscovius's picture

All day at work I kept hearing it was an active shooter, then a guy with a machete.  Be careful, they'll be after our machetes next.

Yog Soggoth's picture

Comment funny, but topic not.The first thing I thought of when reading the headlines was that liberal scum Niel Young's 4 dead in Ohio. He was just a demonstrator right? This is weirdo country up thereabouts, especially when equated with our modern higher learning facilitators.

beemasters's picture

If anyone has doubts someone could be influenced to do the extremes, do watch these videos of experiments:

Derren Brown - The Heist

Derren Brown - Pushed to the Edge (FULL)

Derren Brown - The Experiments: The Assassin (Full)

CIA and FBI are probably way ahead of him on such mind/psychological manipulations.

TruthBeforeAll's picture

Why would I need to watch some stupid video experiment. Ever heard of Jim Jones and the People's Temple? Jonestown Guyana?


Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

~"Obvious, for Somali Muslim Terrorist, he is victim, and is need #safeplace from percepion of Amerikansky media. He is only tender #snowflake in meltdown. Please be kind!"~

Absolutely, Boris! The man was obviously not a terrorist..., until he was. But apparently he would have had us believe he was a misunderstood Muslim until he became a misunderstood Muslim terrorst.



JRobby's picture

Kindness comes in many forms. Euthanasia for example........

Muh Raf's picture

It's tragic to see how many ZH'ers believe this story as presented, especially given how many claimed to be enlightened in the ways of the MSM. No doubt this is yet another patsy false flag in a decades long litany of false flags. You guys couldn't wake up even if you smell the coffee because you prefer to react like Pavlov's dogs to this fake crap because it massages your prejudices.

Muh Raf's picture

Oh really? This entire piece has been copied from ABC you moron. Ergo, if you don't believe the MSM then by definition you must reject this article because of its source. But you don't, because you are a living contradiction.

Muh Raf's picture

Look at the two images of the abandoned Honda Civic which is supposed to be the vehicle that mowed down some of OSU students. It is abundantly clear that these two vehicles are not even in the same location, the ground beneath the vehicle here is white/grey http://thelantern.com/2016/11/accounts-of-knife-attack-at-ohio-state-det... and yet the ground is all red and closely surrounded by walls here (3rd pic down) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-38136658. And if that's not enough there were originally 3 suspects, two of whom were arrested by SWAT and we've heard nothing about them since http://www.syracuse.com/us-news/index.ssf/2016/11/ohio_state_university_.... Apart from all that it's an open and shut case. Duh!

Richard Chesler's picture

The religion of peace is like the syphilis, it eventually fucks with your head...

Muh Raf's picture

Who says it's a religion of peace? It's a religion of non-aggression and so stasrting fights is prohibited, but self-defence is obligatory. If someone threatens/attacks you or your family then your duty is to try and kill them. Period. This information is part of what the Western governments want to hide from its citizens. As for STDs, go sticking yourself into dirty holes will get you exposed to filth - it's not rocket science. That's why your leaders, the Western elites, your "great and good" prefer kids, because they're mostly clean and it's easy to ridicule them if they try to grass you up by spilling the beans. Ah yes, the "atheism of peace", preying on (not praying for!) the weak and defenceless like the snivelling sh*t cowards you are.

NoDebt's picture

It does and the massage feels good.  Please provide alternate explanation with details.


Muh Raf's picture

The story started off as an 'active shooter' - typical anti-gun crap. http://thefreethoughtproject.com/how-fake-news-spreads-corporate-media-s... Then we've got his supposed 'actions' which are diametrically opposed to everything he's been posting on his social media pages for the last several years. The whole story stinks, but if you're dumb enough to believe the Boston bombing narrative, 9-11, London 7-7, Eagles of Death Metal in France etc etc ad nauseum then you'll just about swallow anything.

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) Muh Raf Nov 28, 2016 6:14 PM

Damn all Muslims.  And Damn Mohammed for creating Islam.


Muh Raf's picture

Murder is tragic, no matter who murders who. I hope you are not falling into Saudi 'logic' here.