COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Islamic State claimed responsibility on Tuesday for the attack at Ohio State University, calling the student who drove his car into pedestrians and then slashed 11 people with a butcher knife a “soldier” of the terrorist group.
Shortly before the attack, the student had warned on social media about what he called mistreatment of Muslims, NBC News reported. If the United States wants “Muslims to stop carrying lone wolf attacks, then make peace with ‘dawla in al sham,’” Mr. Artan was said to have written on a Facebook page that has since been taken down, referring to the Islamic State’s territory in Syria and Iraq.
In the same post, he wrote, “Every single Muslim who disapproves of my actions is a sleeper cell, waiting for a signal. I am warning you Oh America. In the name of Allah, the most merciful and the most gracious"
Mr. Obama has said repeatedly that terrorism is a perversion of Islam, pointed out that America has had its share of non-Muslim extremists, too. He believes, as do many of his top advisers, that portraying terrorism as a form of Islam only serves as a recruiting tool for the terrorists.
“If we respond to this situation by casting aspersions on millions of people that adhere to a particular religion, or if we increase our suspicion of people who practice a particular religion, we’re more likely to contribute to acts of violence than we are to prevent them.”
Lecturing to young Muslim fans in London, he told them they should “never, ever trust the kuffar” — non-Muslims. “Islam will rule the world,” he declared. “Kuffar will be stamped out, Islam or death!"
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I'm statistically most likely to be killed by a straight white man, since most women are murdered by romantic partners.
Most guys here are enraged at the scrutiny and suspicion they feel men are under because men commit more murder and rape.
It's like that. Some Muslims are terrorists, and world politics right now have many Muslims at war with both non Muslims and other Muslims. So people building armies want to recruit angry, alienated Muslims. Its like a street gang in the inner city. Insecure (mentally or fiscally) young men are being used by others to kill for their cause. In gangs, its drug turf, in wars, its land and natural resources. Religion is a tool, not a cause.0
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The first thing to note is that this terrorist wasn't "home grown," which in my opinion no terrorists are. (I'll get to that later.) This terrorist was a Somalian refugee that our government purposely allowed into the country. We know for a fact that, in particular, the Somalian refugee community in the U. S. is a hot bed of radicalism and that many have left to join ISIS overseas. Those that don't leave are part of the ISIS movement here at home. There is nothing about Islamic terrorism that is "home grown" in America. Even if the Muslim terrorist was born in the U. S., there is nothing about that ideology of hate that is part of America's traditions or values. It is a wholly foreign ideology that we have imported into our country through our immigration policies. And those immigration policies, like elsewhere in the West, have been naive at best and insane at worst. As for Obama and his spokesman's statements about "casting aspersions" I will say this: The West is at war with radical Islam. Almost every Western leader, including Obama, denies that we are at war. Which of course is naive because the enemy is very, very clear about being at war with us. And while we are in this war, what is Obama's primary concern? Is it the true nature of the threat we are facing? No. For Obama the biggest threat is so-called "Islamophobia." Obama and those like him always tell us that 99.999999% of the world's Muslims are peaceful people who cherish freedom and other Western values as much as anyone in the West. That's what we're always told. But if that is true, then how could perceived petty slights lead an otherwise "peaceful" Muslim to decide "I'm going to go commit mass murder today against the kuffar"? We all have perceived petty slights all the time, but we don't go on a killing rampage in the name of Allah. No, there's something inherent and very explicit about the ideology of Islam that is motivating these terrorists, and they consider themselves to be very good Muslims. It's naive for Obama to tell us that they are not Islamic. And it is very dangerous to not understand the true nature of your enemy. This terrorist at Ohio State should never have been admitted into the country, and that goes for all those like him.0