Of­fi­cial: At­tacker was an­gry about treat­ment of Mus­lims

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - NATION+WORLD -

The So­mali-born stu­dent who went on a car-and-knife ram­page at Ohio State Uni­ver­sity railed on Face­book against U.S. in­ter­fer­ence in Mus­lim lands and warned, “If you want us Mus­lims to stop car­ry­ing lone wolf at­tacks, then make peace” with the Is­lamic State group, a law en­force­ment of­fi­cial said Tues­day.

The posts from Ab­dul Razak Ali Ar­tan’s ac­count came to light af­ter Mon­day’s vi­o­lence, which left 11 peo­ple in­jured. In­ves­ti­ga­tors are look­ing into whether it was a ter­ror­ist at­tack.

“Amer­ica! Stop in­ter­fer­ing with other coun­tries, es­pe­cially the Mus­lim Ummah. We are not weak. We are not weak, re­mem­ber that,” he wrote, us­ing the Ara­bic term for the world’s Mus­lim com­mu­nity.

The posts were re­counted by a law en­force­ment of­fi­cial who was briefed on the in­ves­ti­ga­tion but wasn’t au­tho­rized to dis­cuss it pub­licly and spoke to The As­so­ci­ated Press on con­di­tion of anonymity.

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